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The Reef

The Reef, Bournemouth, Dorset

Overlooking Boscombe Pier at Bournemouth The Reef has recently been completed and comprises 56 spacious apartments arranged in a horseshoe design to maximise the sea view. All homes have at least one balcony or terrace and have been constructed and finished to the highest quality using all the latest technology. Apartments have designer kitchens, smart bathrooms and under floor heating, and the thirteen penthouses all benefit from private roof gardens complete with hot tub.

When we were approached by Roxan Construction Ltd of Southampton, about this project, we jumped at the chance to be on-board with this local developer on such a prestigious scheme.

Roxan are constantly updating their approach to new developments and where keen to take part in the Smart home revolution as it spreads in to all sectors.

The first part was to introduce the concept to Roxan and explain the merits of such an approach. KNX is a communication protocol with its origin in Europe and with a 15 year record of operational history. It is the only system that has over 130 manufacturers producing reliable, and design led finished products to the market place and to have achieved global recognition with approval to ISO/IEC 14543-3 standard. The project would also involve the design of future proofing to the cable infrastructure to enable seamless and hidden upgrades in the future.

We where then able to specify and budget for implementation of these systems, in to any of the apartments that Roxan felt appropriate to treat in such a way. The resulting decision was to design cable infrastructure in to all of the penthouse level apartments and then to actually install complete systems in to the two premier units. This would enable digital control of the lighting and heating systems with access via the web, locally and remotely, to these two units.

In addition, it means that any of the other 11 apartments on the penthouse levels that would like this type of system installed, all of the infrastructure is ready and waiting for connection.

In addition, a whole house audio system was specified for use and four separate zones of music control capability where identified. SONOS was specified by us for this along with ceiling flush loud speakers internally and externally rated speakers to the balconies.

The resulting system gives the user streamed audio playback and access to internet radio stations. We also specified separate input points for i-pods and Sky receivers to bring them on to this system.

Key Points

  • Multiple occupancy building
  • Penthouses installed with full KNX and AV
  • Web access
  • Other top tier apartments pre-wired

What our clients say

"We were highly impressed by GES on our building project. They were among the most likeable, professional and reliable contractors on site and went above and beyond their duty all along in the project. It was clear that they genuinely cared and constantly strived and succeeded to meet our individual needs. On many occasions they even took on some snagging and fixed problems that arose from other contractors and were responsible for a very streamlined running of the project. Their expertise in all areas digital and electronic made them invaluable. We were very happy with the transparent costing of the project and the constant and flexible review of charges. They were also a source of great suggestions for lighting ideas and data solutions. Apart from their professional merits they are a pleasure to have on site on a personal level and we felt we had a great rapport. We can only highly recommend GES and would certainly employ them again for any future projects"

H Blum, Oxted, Surrey