Conway Street, Central London
Pre-application planning negotiation
Application for planning and Listed building consent
Building Regulation consent
Project management on site
This small yet demanding project transformed "a Dickensian hovel" (our clients' words) into a delightful London home.
The existing Georgian terrace house was Grade II listed as a whole. Many elegant original features remained, but the internal layout left by a historical conversion to flats left the ground floor apartment with an awkward layout - the kitchen and bathroom could only be accessed from the lounge via the bedroom. The apartment had been neglected for many years and was in a very poor state of repair.
The Listed status of the building placed strict limitations on the works that could be carried out. However through candid, solution-focused discussions with the conservation officer, a way was found to bring the apartment to modern standards whilst respecting it's heritage value.
A new opening was formed to the grand lounge and the existing bedroom door carefully relocated to create a direct link between lounge and hall. This required the making of new replica mouldings of the unique lion's head architrave details. The apartment was then fully refurbished, with a new modern kitchen and bathroom. The original historic features were brought back to their former glory; creating an elegant period home, fully fit for modern living.