posted 1.03.2016

Award winning style in London

A sharp eye for innovation and impeccable style secured Harris Grant top honours at one of Europe’s leading AV integration awards.

In 2015 we scooped the title for ‘Best Multi-Dwelling Installation’ at the Crestron Integration Awards for our work at 5 & 6 Connaught Place, the dazzling new London apartment complex that’s likely to realise a £100 million total sale value.

Harris Grant was commissioned by developer Redrow to cosset residents of the high-end residential development in ultimate audiovisual luxury. Our award-winning response to Redrow’s brief has seen the impeccably appointed fleet of seven apartments wired for sound, vision, Internet, telephony, building access and environmental control.

Comfort and control in perfect harmony

Every apartment at Connaught Place is provided with secure, ultra-fast Internet access. Residents can stream TV, music and Full HD video to their tablet or PC, while conferencing with colleagues and friends on the other side of the world. There’s no shortage of guaranteed bandwidth to enjoy a world of entertainment – with no glitches, freezing or drop-outs.

Lights, heating, blinds and other ambient systems are orchestrated by a powerful Gira HomeServer, together with a custom Crestron interface for individual zones in each apartment that’s been developed specially by Harris Grant. There’s no need to disturb that intimate dinner: everything’s under instant fingertip control from an iPhone or iPad.

Flagship apartment Duplex One showcases an impressive media room, with a wealth of options for residents to experience their favourite entertainment from movies and Sky HD television to games, music and more. At its focal point is an imposing 84” Sony Ultra-High Definition 4K display, streaming video from the award-winning Kaleidescape media server with space to store the most dedicated film-lover’s collection. Residents can control playback from their smartphone or stream content from an iPhone or iPad to enjoy on TV.

A 55” Samsung 4K display provides an impressive focal point in the master bedroom at Duplex One, supplemented by further 4K televisions in all three bedrooms. Whether you’re listening to digital radio or background music, discreetly concealed loudspeakers by Linn provide audiophile-grade sound throughout every room of the property.

There’s also a gymnasium that offers plenty of entertainment options to pace the owner’s workout with TV, recorded movies or music. When it’s not being used, the television’s state of the art MirrorVision screen provides a beautiful reflective surface that gives no hint of its true purpose. Touching a button magically transforms the elegant mirror into a detail-packed TV picture.

5 & 6 Connaught Place already has award-winning form. It was also named ‘Best Residential Renovation/Redevelopment’ at the 2014 International Property Awards.