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The Lucan


2 Lucan Place


high-end residential


demolition, new build structure, envelope, and complete fit-out


£ 30-40 million


Gulf Islamic Investments LLC

Delivered by

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Project details

De Group Contracting, together with our sister company Deconstruct, secured the demolition and enabling package for the project known as The Lucan on behalf of our client, Gulf Islamic Investments. Comprising a combination of low-level one-, two- and four-storey structures, the building was previously a police station, with a basement across the footprint of the site.

The Lucan is set to be a high-quality, mixed-use development that combines residential, social and community uses. The eight-storey building respects its local context through its scale, massing and materiality, to meet a range of local needs and improve the public realm.

Scope of works

Initially, demolition to low level structures was advanced to make space for logistical distribution, loading and off-loading, enabling us to keep these works within the site footprint, a key benefit to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Following the demolition of low-level structures, a mobile crane was used to lift demolition plant to the roof level, with the four-storey structures demolished in a top-down, urban demolition fashion.

Temporary raking props were installed to the retained perimeter walls during demolition works to the upper floors, providing support for when the ground floor and basement slabs were demolished.

View The Lucan | 360° image of temporary works

Upon completion

‘Topping out’ ceremony at The Lucan

We take immense pride in announcing the completion of The Lucan’s structural concrete frame, a milestone achieved through the unwavering dedication of the DEGC & client’s teams. The project’s unique blend of location, design intricacies, and challenges has been a privilege for us to undertake, underscoring our commitment to excellence in boutique, high-end residential builds.

We now progress with the next phase of the project, with the delivery of the envelope and interior fit-out in line with our clients’ distinct and exceptional vision.

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