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1930s house is transformed into thoroughly modern, fully convenient six-bedroom HMO


Ivor Grove SE9

Local Authority

Greenwich Council

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6-bedroom HMO

Services by Urbanist Architecture

Project Architect, Planning Consultant


In the current unsettled political and economic climate it’s no longer possible to rely on the government to help with retirement. HMOs can be a viable solution to save retirement funds and secure financial futures.

Our client wanted to maximise his property value and ROI and asked us to create the best HMO layout design, including 6 bedrooms with a shared kitchen, living and bathroom facilities. His aim was to create a high-quality HMO for young professionals and generate a six-figure annual income.

Before & After


Multi-let properties are an established and reliable solution to increase rental profits and fulfil a growing social need for high-quality, affordable rental properties. Renting an HMO room is cheaper than renting a one-bedroom flat, making shared homes ideal for students and young professionals. Our client wanted us to advise him on the whole HMO process to launch the best possible development and investment strategy.

We successfully secured planning permission for a rear and side extension and designed a stylish and functional layout to ensure each room was suitably spacious. We then designed the best HMO layout by taking into consideration the position of doors, windows and ceiling heights as well as HMO space and amenity standards and the council requirements for facilities. We then successfully secured planning permission for six HMO rooms with en-suite facilities, creating a sophisticated and appealing multi-let.

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