RIBA Stages A-D; Detailed Planning Approval and Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent
RIBA Stage E; Client’s Architect
Client: Brockton Capital Llp (photos of completion provided by Brockton)
Development Manager: Grantham Associates Ltd
Proposed Use: Residential (change of use from offices)
Proposed Area: c. 4200m2
Construction Value: c. £56.5m
The 1830’s buildings are Grade II Listed with greatly contrasting conditions on two sides. The principal facade and rooms facing on to Buckingham Palace are original and of historic significance. To the rear the structure has been adapted with poor quality additions. The formal front is characterised by an ordered repetition of elements across a hierarchy of levels. The informal rear is currently defined by a series of chaotic additions, performing a utilitarian function.
The significant historic elements are to be preserved and made legible as a backdrop for contemporary intervention. In response to the double aspect of the buildings, a balance is to be produced between the existing built fabrics and new south orientated forms.
Partial demolition, refurbishment and extension to four Grade II Listed buildings opposite Buckingham Palace. Proposals have been developed for a significant single dwelling and eight apartments – reinstating residential uses to the buildings. The formal front is preserved with respect to the buildings original features and the status that the principal facade communicates. The informal ‘loose’ back is redeveloped as a contemporary edge re-orientating the properties to the South and providing function that supports the existing built fabric. Sustainable ‘glass boxes’ facilitate summer cooling and provide external space within the tight urban grain.
Historic Building Consultant: Donald Insall Associates
Rights of Light: Brooke Vincent and Partners
Cost: EC Harris
Project Manager: Stace
Structure: URS/ Scott Wilson
Services: Hoare Lea
Sustainability: Hoare Lea
Energy Performance Modelling: Hoare Lea
Acoustics: Hoare Lea
Fire: Hoare Lea
Transport: Transport Planning Practice Ltd