KSdesign were brought in as architects as previously plans had failed to reach planning consent for a vacant property previusly used as a builder’s yard to store materials.
The site is located in a conservation area that is primarily defined by its finely grained character and domestic scale. Great attention to the scale and height of the proposed building was key in producing a design for a modest sized dwelling that covers the same footprint of the demolished building but that deliberately distances itself from the surrounding terraced housing.
The dwelling includes two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms on the basement level with lightwells feeding natural daylight into the basement and an open plan living dining area on the ground floor. A special feature of the project is the internal staircase leading to the basement, which is positioned next to a double height glazed curtain wall that separates the interior of the building from the lightwell.
KSdesign were involved in all RIBA stages of the project including design, planning, Building Regulations and working drawings.