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Kensington beauty clinic opens

Posted on February 23rd 2018

We are delighted to share a sneak peak of one of our recently completed projects: a new clinic for renowned cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Maurice Dray.

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Dr. Dray invited Lees Associates to design and project manage the fit-out of his exclusive new clinic in Kensington. The scheme provides a generous reception and waiting room, five well-appointed treatment rooms and a number of ancillary spaces. We assisted the client during the planning process, eventually securing change of use and listed building consent for the historic space, which was previously an open-plan office.

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Working alongside contractors Guildprime and CAA, Lees Associates pulled together a detailed pack of drawings in just two weeks in order to meet the fast-track programme. We acted as Contract Administrator during the works, maintaining a regular site presence to ensure the highest standards of quality were achieved.

Practice Manager, Felicity Leahy, said “Lees Associates have been great to work with from start to finish. As a high profile medical clinic, we have a rather discerning clientele, however, it is important that all our guests feel welcomed and comfortable as soon as they enter the practice. This was a key objective when planning the new clinic. As we were going to be occupying a much larger space it was important to us that guests didn’t feel they were entering a sterile space but would instead feel a sense of belonging. Lees Associates and the team were very conscientious to our needs and beautifully designed our clinic to our specifications and with elegance. Our guests have been delighted with our new home.”

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Andrew Paulson, Lees Associates’ partner, concludes “it has been a pleasure to work with Dr. Dray and his team to help create this fabulous new clinic, which provides state-of-the-art facilities and much-needed space as their business continues to grow.”

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Will you be joining us in Cannes?!

Posted on February 6th 2018

We are excited to announce that Lees Associates’ partners Andrew Paulson and Kathryn Archer will be in Cannes during the MIPIM conference between 13th and 15th March 2018.

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They are looking forward to putting their sunglasses on and catching up with as many friends and colleagues as possible.

If you wish to meet up with them during the event please send an email to events@leesassociates.com or call us on 020 7403 1000.

They look forward to seeing you there!

Lees Associates join The List

Posted on January 24th 2018

Lees Associates are delighted to have recently joined House & Garden’s The List, an indispensable guide for anybody wanting work done to their home. The List is the comprehensive database of architects, interior designers and tradesmen as recommended by House & Garden magazine.

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Camp End Manor wins another award!

Posted on November 23rd 2017

Hot on the heels of Camp End Manor’s International Design Award we are delighted for our client Werner Capital to have now been awarded the Gold award for Best Luxury House at the 2017 WhatHouse? Awards.

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Regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the house-building industry, a Gold WhatHouse? Award is an outstanding accolade. Daniel Mateos of Werner Capital commented, “We are delighted to have been awarded Gold for Camp End Manor. This is the second major award we have won for the house and it is a further tribute to the 200-strong team who created and built this remarkable house. We have always claimed Camp End Manor is the finest house on St George’s Hill and to receive high level recognition from our industry peers is gratifying – and very exciting!”

The WhatHouse? Judges said, “Camp End Manor captures the essence of Regency elegance on the highest plot on St George’s Hill, with views that stretch for miles. Ceilings of 3.5m to all the main rooms add a distinct sense of grandeur to the interior” .

The Judges continued. “Classical architectural style and modern engineering combine to create a magnificent property of elegance, style and class.”

 

Camp End Manor Wins Award

Posted on September 26th 2017

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Lees Associates are delighted to announce that Camp End Manor has won the Best Residential Property £20 million + at The 2017 International Design Awards, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Described by Country Life (06.09.17) as “the Hill’s most prestigious launch of the autumn season”, Camp End Manor is the epitome of refined luxury and elegance.

Partner, Andrew Paulson, who oversaw the project from its conception through to completion said: “It was a fantastic experience to work alongside our client, Daniel Mateos of Werner Capital, to deliver a home of such exceptional quality. We set out with a vision for the finest house on The Hill and, through a combination of passion and perseverance, we have achieved it. It is wonderful that all of the team’s hard work over the past few years has been recognised in these awards.”

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Camp End Manor Featured in Country Life

Posted on September 6th 2017

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As house prices in St George’s Hill, Surrey, continue to break records, Lees Associates’ recently-completed project there, Camp End Manor, is featured in the latest issue of Country Life, out today.

Click here to read the article.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Posted on June 7th 2017

IMG_3398As of Thursday 8th June am Lees Associates’ office remains behind the police cordon at London Bridge and is therefore closed until further notice. We have had no access since Saturday’s tragic events.

We are contactable on email and mobile phones.

Stairway to Heaven

Posted on March 13th 2017

One of our proudest achievements recently has been the completion of a one-off house we have delivered in St. George’s Hill, Surrey, for Werner Capital.

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At the very heart of this, literally and figuratively, is the grand helical staircase that elegantly descends through the central atrium. Acting as a focal point to all of the principal spaces of the house, the impossibly slender stair – which is constructed of solid stone – defies gravity.

Let’s take a closer look at this world-first for Lees Associates: (more…)

Camp End Manor – “The finest house on the Hill”

Posted on March 6th 2017

Lees Associates are immensely proud of what we have achieved at our recently completed project in St George’s Hill. Camp End Manor is named after the iron age fort that once occupied the site, and it is no coincidence that it commands the best views for miles around.

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From the earliest sketches, the design was a direct response to the house’s unique location. The house, which is in an authentic Regency style with strong Palladian influences, respects its historic setting while taking maximum advantage of the stunning views south over the forests, fields and villages of The Surrey Downs.

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The layout of the house follows a disciplined classical approach and one gets an immediate sense of the strong axial arrangement of the plan, with an elliptical stair hall at its core, visible from every principal room. Flooded with natural light from above, and with a glimpse of the spectacular view beyond, the hall frames the centrepiece of the house: the unique helical solid stone floating stair, which winds down from the first floor gallery, through the ground floor hall to the basement wine bar. (more…)

80 year old Eltham Palace features contemporary elements used by Lees Associates today!

Posted on January 17th 2017

All photos credited to English Heritage.

Eltham Palace was the home of Steven and Virginia Courtauld, designed by Architects Seely and Paget and built between 1933 and 1936. Constructed on the site of a former medieval royal palace, the Courtauld’s purchased the land which included one remaining medieval structure – the Great Hall built for Edward IV as a grand entertainment space, which at the time was being used as a lowly barn.

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Seely and Paget designed an ultra-contemporary home for the Courtauld’s which featured all mod-cons. The butterfly plan incorporated the great hall on one wing and the…

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