Private Client


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 is the stark 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 and construction work is now almost complete.


Project services provided


Feasibility Study

Outline Design

Pre-Application Advice

Obtain Planning Consent

Obtain Building Control Approval

Detail Design

Manage Tender Process

Construction Drawings

As-Built Drawings

Site Attendance during Construction

Manage Rectification Period


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