We were approached to make some radical transformations to the interior and exterior of this 19th century, semi-detached Georgian property in Hackney including the over-cladding and reconfiguration of the garden studio to the rear. Located on a beautiful street consisting of pairs of tall-four storey family houses the property lies within the confines of the Greenwood Road conservation area, potentially limiting the alterations that may be consented.
From the outset the client had a number of potential visions they wanted to achieve and our first challenge was to refine these into a series of coherent and feasible options addressing both the needs of the client and their budget as well as offering flexibility to the internal floor layouts on all levels.
Being situated in a conservation area the use of Corten on such a dramatic scale could be considered to be potentially controversial however after seeking pre-application advice Hackney take a progressive approach to its use in residential alterations. Our hope being the start contrast of weathered steel juxtaposed against the London Stock brickwork would complement rather than jar with the aesthetic of the original property.
Planning consent was granted by London Borough of Hackney in April and we are now progressing the detailed design.