DPC carried the Design and Build of the mechanical and electrical works to 38no extra care apartments and commercial space to the Charlie Ratchford Centre in Camden.
Works included a commercial plant room, commercial kitchen fit out, large VRF and Ventilation installation to the ground floor commercial area, the highest level of access control and warden control.
Charlie Ratchford is an extra care housing and day centre in the heart of Camden, designed by PRP to create a hub for the local community and service users. Its brick elevations, in the Camden vernacular, respond sensitively to the Victorian housing surrounding the site.
Above the ground floor are one- and two-bed self-contained apartments with a majority accessed from an open deck, which allows the dual aspect benefits of natural light and cross ventilation. The six-storey building creates an architectural focal point, marking the entrance from Chalk Farm Road.