2014 Winner, Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer
A prestigious 15,000-sq.-ft. development, on the doorstep of Harrods in Knightsbridge, won custom installer The Next Level the Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer award for its imaginative and user-friendly interface and concierge systems. The development comprises six exceptional residences.
Customer Wish List
The client wanted a full home automation system providing effortless control of climate, lighting, AV, access, and security. The installations had to be flexible to individuals' needs while enhancing and simplifying the lifestyle of the occupants.
The design also needed to factor in the provision of full hotel concierge services and control of communal areas, and a key aspect of the design was to ensure there was plenty of scope for upgrading the infrastructure in the future. It was essential for the technology to blend in seamlessly with the luxury, custom-made interior furniture.
To meet the demands of the brief, with optimum reliability and flexibility, The Next Level chose a full Crestron home automation system, incorporating lighting control, motorised blind control, DigitalMedia HD video streaming, and audio distribution to multiple zones.
The stunning apartments reflect the ultimate in luxurious smart-home living, where everything is customised to the owners' needs. The technology enhances lifestyles through simplified control of all household systems, increased security, energy savings, and convenience.
Additional Design Elements
Control System: Occupants of each apartment can control different aspects on a room-by-room basis, including entertainment, climate, lighting, entry, CCTV, and concierge services for stress-free, comfortable living. The Crestron system integrates with a Trend building management system to control all HVAC services, including air conditioning, under-floor heating, and hot water, along with meter monitoring.
Sleek Crestron TSW capacitive touch panels, with ultra-bright, high-resolution displays, are installed throughout the development. The units feature multi-touch capability, producing an exceptional user experience.
Security: For access and security, The Next Level specified a BPT XIP door entry and Paxton security access system, together with an IP CCTV system for all entry points and communal areas.