The significant refurbishment of an 1840's end of terrace house in a conservation area including the creation of a new basement floor level over the entire site footprint. Difficult ground conditions including a high water table has led to the design of challenging retaining structures. Much of the internal structure will be replaced to accommodate a contemporary living space with a new feature staircase connecting all levels. The retained masonry facades will be re-supported on a suspended RC structure at ground floor level to maximise the area below. Large light wells are to be incorporated within the ground floor slab to allow natural light to percolate into the subterranean areas. The site abuts several important listed buidlings including works by both Norman Foster and Walter Gropius.
Client: PrivateArchitect: Broby DNA / Claridge Architects