We are currently on site with the refurbishment of this elegant five-storey terrace property Pimlico. Located in Pimlico conservation area the property sits in a narrow enclosed plot which makes access and heavy structural works very complex. The works involve extensive structural alterations including the removal of every chimney breast on four floors, the addition of single storey rear extension opening into the rear walled garden. Surrounded and overlooked on all sides the design has sought to give the clients some privacy by extending up the party walls and encouraging planted screens to grow vertically without blocking out the much needed access of daylight to the rear.
Further structural reconfigurations are being undertaken to open up the lower two storeys making better use of the tight plot and encouraging better flow between floors without the need for internal walls or doors. The interior will feature deep punctuated openings illuminating down to the lower ground floor and with the integration of a fire ‘mist suppression’ system we have been able to both meet the demands of the clients brief for floors free of internal walls as well as addressing the requirements of the Building Regulations.
The interior palette is a light and airy combination of white soaped Douglas Fir, Oak and Ash timber flooring to upper levels, a new timber and glass staircase, light and dark architectural stone tiles, lava stone, Corian and bespoke joinery throughout. Planning consent for the rear single storey extension and roof terrace was granted by Westminster earlier this year.
Completion Due – February 2015
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