A polygon is a plane shape with straight sides. The aerial view of 89 Avenue Road, NW8 shows 28 sides of wall. However the roof seems to resemble a concave polygon.

The Polygon was built in 1962 and has 18 luxury apartments. It is superbly situated on Avenue Road, close to the open spaces of Regent’s Park, and moments from all of the amenities of St John’s Wood High Street and Swiss Cottage, including St Johns Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line) and Swiss Cottage Underground Station (Jubilee Line).

CEM were appointed in May 2018 to partially refurbish the boiler plant room – replace the 1970s Bentley boiler pictured below (you don’t see many of those!), replace the 3-boiler flue, ventilation modifications, replace some pumps and bellows and fit insulation. From July 2018, the Managing Agents, Maunder Taylor, has also appointed CEM to look after the PPM and remedial works for the building.

Contract Energy Management Limited was formed in 1993 and its two founding Directors are still running the company. For all of the company’s existence the core business has been looking after communal plant rooms like the ones serving this property.

CEM provide planned preventative maintenance contracts, remedial works and complete plant room refurbishments. On the latter we work closely with a range of M&E consultants and also offer a full Design & Build service. A more recent development has been CEM’s partnership with the global leading manufacturer of plate heat exchangers, Alfa Laval, who appointed CEM an Authorised Service Partner three years ago and more recently a Distributor of their HVAC products.

The Alfa Laval relationship has enabled CEM to develop business with leading players in the district heating scheme arena – e.g. Engie, E.on and Mace. In addition, utilising Alfa Laval solutions to provide extremely efficient and cost-effective hot water solutions to a range of clients. In 2018 to date this includes a major refurbishment of Reddam School in Wokingham, St George’s Hill Golf Club in Weybridge and 22-23 Down Street, Mayfair. Currently work is underway to completely refurbish the plants rooms within three large residential blocks in Eton College Road, NW3.