This project involves the refurbishment and amalgamation of two residential mews properties in Knightsbridge to form a single dwelling. Structural interventions include introducing transfers at 2nd floor to allow for the removal of columns below and a new steel sway frame to replace the existing masonry dividing wall between the two properties, re-providing stability to the building.
Several openings are being formed in the existing timber floors to accommodate new roof lights, service risers and staircases. Other areas of floor are to be infilled or rebuilt to facilitate the proposed architectural layout and the desired levels. The whole ground floor is also being lowered to improve floor heights – site investigations confirmed this was feasible without interfering with the existing foundations.
Client: The Wellcome TrustArchitect: Stiff + Trevillion Architects