The original building consists of a three storey end of terrace building spread over basement, ground floor and first floor. Our appointment was to provide with a sensible design solution for the creation of an additional storey in order to increase the number of residential apartments.
We opted for a simple but modern storey which steps back from the borders of the original building in order to reduce its presence. The material used for the external cladding are Zinc cladding panels and glass panels, those two materials enable the new storey to fade out.
The structural frame is a very interesting part of this development as it is fully suspended from the original building. This enabled the residents of the floors below to remain in their flats during construction.
The new three residential apartments are contained within this new suspended structure and have amazing views towards the railways and Woodstock Studios.