Taking over a Hampstead site with a history of planning refusals in Camdens Fitzjohns/Netherhall Conservation Area, PKS secured consent to construct a new concrete framed apartment building behind replica street elevations and over a new basement. The new building roughly doubles the floor area of the former late Victorian house.
Nine high-end apartments, with an average floor area of 1850 sq ft each, are ranged over five levels with basement parking. Salvaged decorative features of the original building, including moulded brickwork and terracotta, and art glass panels, are reincorporated in the new elevations, which bring back the red brick finish characteristic of the Conservation Area but which had been hidden under an inappropriate coat of white render for decades.
Air source heat pumps are the principal energy source, complemented by solar thermal and photovoltaic roof panels, and achieving Code for Sustainable Homes level 3.
Completed in autumn 2013, the contract value was just below £5m and the anticipated sales value over £20m.