Private townhouse

Preparation of Heritage and Planning Statement; agent for Planning and Listed Building Consent applications.

Description

This project obtained planning and listed building consent for the conversion of a Grade II* terraced office building to its original residential use as a single family dwelling.

The interior of the building had been long neglected following decades in office use. Nevertheless, a remarkable proportion of its C18 raised and fielded panelling survived, along with many fireplaces and grand central staircase.

The proposal sought to reinstate its optimum viable use as a house, and through sensitive repair and reinstatement reveal the lost significance of its interior. Working with architects Cowper Griffith and in close conjunction with the Camden Conservation Officer, we developed a scheme to realise the owners' ambition to restore this house sensitively to reveal its architectural and historic glory.

Enhancements secured include reinstating multi-paned sash windows, areas of lost panelling, lost fireplaces and cleaning of the front elevation including reinstatement of the tuck pointing. The yard to the rear will feature a new, purpose built extension that will allow more intrusive uses, such as the kitchen, to be located away from the historic rooms with their significant panelling.

Work has now finished and the building is occupied.

Outcome

The scheme was granted Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent.

 
ClientPrivate
LocationBloomsbury
Appointed2013
Services providedAdvice   Application  
BP teamJon Burgess   Joanna Burton  
ArchitectCowper Griffith Architects
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