A private client acquired a three storey house in Hampstead designed by the renowned local architect CHB Quennell and consequently Grade II listed. It had been extended and converted into three apartments. The new owner wished to refurbish the building and return it to a single family house.
Though this would normally be welcomed by the local authority in terms of conservation policy, there was a conflicting policy to maintain the number of existing dwellings, with only the loss of one unit being acceptable.
Consequently PKS devised a scheme to consolidate the major rooms of the house as originally planned by Quennell, but to incorporate a separate unit accessed by a side entrance comprising minor rooms, some of which had been added later. This was consented by Camden but has not yet been implemented.