|Structural Engineer||Duffy Associates|
|QS||Stephen Garrett Surveying Ltd.|
We were commissioned to remodel and extend this 19th century Mews House, to better suit the needs of a busy modern family.
The mews is located in a conservation area within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and as such, our proposals have had to be sympathetic to planning constraints and surrounding context.
Originally consisting of a small flat above a commercial garage, our proposal introduces a 2-storey basement - housing plant room, swimming pool, a sunken courtyard and sleeping quarters - and a ground and first floor consisting of open-plan living space and additional bedrooms.
A light-well at the rear of the property will deliver natural light to the first basement level, making it possible to maximise space for living use given the small footprint. Full-height glazing at ground and basement levels will allow the adjacent rooms to open up to a small courtyard with a green living wall, thus providing a connection to the outdoors.
A sliding glass roof light over the stairwell will bring plenty of light into the middle of the house, and will also aid natural stack ventilation.
The project is currently on-site and is expected to be completed at the end of 2016.