Conway Street, Central London

Our Services:

Outline designs
Pre-application planning negotiation
Application for planning and Listed building consent
Heritage statement
Detailed design
Appointing consultants
Building Regulation consent
Builder selection
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.