Croft worked closely with the Architect and client to maximise the potential of this small Mews renovation in Notting Hill, comprising initial survey, opening up the internal spaces, loft conversion and basement.
It was evident from the survey that the existing structure was in a fairly poor condition. The client wished to raise the building by one storey and to insert a basement underneath the structure, which meant adding in numerous repair and strengthening details to ensure that the building was strong enough.
Structurally the new basement development was the most challenging aspect. The external road came right up to the front façade of the building; therefore additional propping had to be added to the reinforced concrete basement retaining walls to prevent collapse of the basement.
A stunning glass cantilevered staircase was designed to maximise daylight; this was supported from a box section steel hidden within the rear wall of the building.
This project was highly commended for ‘Architecture Single Residence for London’ in The Times British Homes Awards 2013.
Featured: Grand Designs Magazine (Sep 2012). DownloadPDF
Awards: Highly commended in The Sunday Times, British Homes Awards (Sep 2013). Download PDF
Contract Value: 400,000
Architect: Paper Projects