Wakefield Street TownhousesGreat Marlborough Estates
The light-filled, open-plan townhouses were among the first to be built in the Bloomsbury Conservation Area for more than 90 years
Wakefield Street Townhouses
Great Marlborough Estates
The light-filled, open-plan townhouses were among the first to be built in the Bloomsbury Conservation Area for more than 90 years. Securing planning permission for the scheme required negotiation with London Borough of Camden due to the constrained site and adjacent Grade II listed buildings and walls.
and light were critical on the constrained site, so the townhouses
cantilever over the pavement at first floor level whilst the basement
extends below. A continuous open stair between all floors, made
possible by the introduction of a domestic sprinkler system, opens up
views through the house and brings light deep into the plan.
Heavily textured masonry and finely detailed stone cills, lintels, and stringer courses, create a contextually sensitive skin while the generous floor to ceiling heights and window proportions reflect the rich architectural language of neighbouring Georgian buildings.
- Great Marlborough Estates
- Bloomsbury, London
- Gross Floor Area:
- 5,800 sqft
- Completed April 2012
- RIBA London Regional Award 2013
- Camden Design Award 2013
- Paragon LLP, Project Manager
- Pringuer James, Structural Engineer
- RPA Group PLC, Planning Consultant
- Forcia, Main Contractor
- Jack Hobhouse, Photography