Cadence: Avande Select begins work on prestigious Kings Cross development

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We are delighted to announce that the build phase of this highly prestigious development, in an iconic location, is underway.

Cadence consists of two residential buildings created in partnership by King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) and the company’s agent Knight Frank LLP. Developed by Argent and delivered by Laing O’Rourke, The development represents a major milestone in the redevelopment of this historic and pivotal area of London. 


Ashley Said-Kirton, Managing Director, Avande Select comments, “We are delighted to be getting underway with what is our largest urban redevelopment project to date. To be involved in such a high-profile project in a key part of the regeneration of this historic part of the London is an endorsement of the innovation of our approach to delivering smart home technology and the effectiveness of our Avande Select portal. Our unique system allows homeowners to enhance their lives with smart home technology just before they move or at any time after.”

The Avande Select portal creates a risk free and efficient way for developers to introduce smart home enhancements to their projects by creating a direct path between the homeowner and the smart home provider. Each occupier can use the Avande Select portal created exclusively for their site and their home to choose smart home and entertainment enhancements. The entire transaction including payment, installation and support takes place between Avande Select and the customer.

Avande Select has been contracted to provide Day 1 and Day 2 technology for this highly sought-after development which consists of two wonderful residential developments Cadence S4 and S5. Day 1 technology will consist of a full KNX building automation system that will deliver control of the environmental controls, door entry and will also be linked to the concierge services of each building. An attractive Zennio A Z41 Pro capacitive touch screen will be installed in each apartment to bring all of the building’s technology under the control of each occupant.

The Z41 Pro is a touch panel which combines great looks with advanced technology facilitating true integration within living environments. Its 4.1in colour display in portrait (3:4) makes control easy and intuitive and the device can also interface via a special App with homeowners’ smart devices offering another point of control for each user. The Z41 Pro also has a built-in temperature probe and motion sensor.

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Kings Cross Cadence interior arches

This highly capable piece of technology will also provide a direct connection via a unique QR code to the Avande Select portal that allows each homeowner to select and order whatever smart home and entertainment enhancements they require.

Avande Select are also integrating the technology to automate the metering of energy usage from each apartment, the billing of which is managed by a specialist centralised system, managed by Evinox

The Location

The area offers a huge choice of cultural and entertainment opportunities unique to the area and also has excellent transport links as close by are two mainline stations (King’s Cross and St Pancras), international connections and six underground lines.

Shopping and dining are provided on site by Coal Drops Yard, a new destination with over 50 shops and restaurants in a gorgeous alfresco setting with architecture by Thomas Heatherwick. Also, some of the world’s leading names in the media, creative and technology industries have headquarters close by in the Knowledge Quarter.

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Kings Cross Cadence exterior courtyard

The Project 

Designed by the award-winning Alison Brooks Architects, with interiors by Conran and Partners, Cadence offers a mixed residential building of one, two, three bedroom and studio sized apartments all finished to an extremely high standard including the communal areas, courtyards and private balconies which flow through and unite the project.

Just a few highlights of this beautiful project include signature arches forming a contemporary colonnade, interior courtyard and tranquillity water feature creating a sense of serenity and private terraces which bring a touch of greenery to different levels.

Cadence has been designed to offer a true urban oasis with an abundance of squares, parks and landscape planting. Lewis Cubitt Park offers tree-lined lawns, a perfect spot to pause and unwind. Just beyond the park sits Lewis Cubitt Square, which frequently hosts concerts, markets and events.

Expertly designed by Conran and Partners, the apartments are light-filled, spacious and welcoming. Cadence has been created to deliver a sense of warmth and character, revealing the attention to detail that has been paid to every finish, surface and feature. High ceilings, large windows and open layouts create a sense of space, designed to bring the outdoors in.

The Avande Select portal is right at home in this development that mixes the best of traditional and modern techniques offering a truly iconic new residential space.

More news as this exciting project advances.

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If you are a developer who would like to find out more about the Avande Select offering, we host regular webinars with our Managing Director Ashley Said-Kirton.