New Lease of Life

Commercial Renovation & Basement, Kensington, London W8
Kensington W8
Basement Design Studio
Contract Value

Early Victorian building

The property was originally built as a corner shop. The plans required a modest opening up of the ground floor structure to form an open-plan commercial space and work to the existing basement to increase the headroom.

Basement Impact Assessment

Croft Structural + Civil has the skills and knowledge to provide these complex reports and were employed during the planning process. Croft provided a design that utilised underpinning and concrete retaining walls to the rear, which enabled the floor to be lowered to increase the much-needed headroom.


This project was particularly interesting during construction, as 3 unrecorded vaults were found. These were inspected and our designs were altered to make use of this additional space.

Meeting Planning Conditions

As part of the Planning conditions a Chartered Structural Engineer was required during construction to inspect the works. Croft provided this service ensuring that the building was adequately constructed and propped.

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