Conversion of a dwelling house into three flats and erection of ground, first and second floor extensions with internal and external alterations
The house was a derelict property that our client had bought at auction. His plan was to convert this single dwelling house into three flats, which would maximise the value of the site. Our client wanted to achieve a two-bedroom flat on the ground floor plus one-bedroom flats on both the first and second floors.
In order to create enough space to convert the house into three attractive apartments, the building would need to be extended. However, since the property lies within a conservation area, obtaining planning permission would require a design that was sensitive to the surrounding buildings. Our task was to find a way of complying with the local planning rules to split the house into three flats while providing the larger space that our client needed.
3 self-contained flats
Our meticulous design-led planning solutions take into account not just the needs and requirements of each project, but also examines the physical implications that each solution may have; every project we undertake is done so with pragmatism. We painstakingly and meticulously went through every detail to divide the house into three flats and ultimately gave our client brand new apartments that he needed, while respecting the conservation area regulations.
By working very closely with the local planning authority and our client, the solution we formulated to convert the house into three flats suited all parties, a process that needed our design, planning and negotiating expertise. With the formerly disused single dwelling house converted into three carefully purpose-designed flats, our client was able to get a substantial return on his investment.
Urbanist Architecture is a London-based RIBA chartered architecture and planning practice with offices in Greenwich and Belgravia. We are on a mission to unlock the hidden potential of your site and deliver you a successful transformational change.