Location: Warwick Avenue, London
Structural Engineer: Tisserin Engineers
Cost Consultant: Moulton Taggart
Heritage consultant: The Heritage Practice
Situated in Little Venice, London, this project is a refurbishment and extension of a Grade II Mid C19 residential building with 5 floors.
The brief was developed with the client to replan the lower ground floor and to resolve damp issues. The aim is to make the lower ground floor the family social heart of the house fit for 21st century living while at the same time respecting and where possible enhancing its Grade II historic status. The brief was to:-
- Design an extension to create an additional bright, naturally lit space and improve the connection with the garden, including an outdoor living space in the garden.
- Design a convivial new kitchen alongside a living and dining area, a new WC, utility room, office area, gym area and a mud room for coats and boots.
- Provide a strategic environmentally sustainable design for the entire house to minimise energy use, including air source heat pumps.
- Improve levels of natural light.
- Design a new glass roof to replace the existing lower ground front of house glass roof.
- Design a new electric charge point for a car and bin store in the front drive.
- Add French doors and Juliette balconies to upper ground main living room.
- Improve security.
Low Carbon Design
It is our design intention to make the design as low embodied carbon as possible as well as low energy use. We propose to do this through the structural use of timber and stone, using biobased materials and avoiding the use of concrete. In addition, we intend to include circular economy principles and have carried out a detailed audit of existing materials are intending to reuse existing materials on site where possible as well as recycled materials.