Wakefield Street Townhouses
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.
- Client: Great Marlborough Estates
- Location: Bloomsbury, London
- Type: Residential
- Gross Floor Area: 5,800 sqft
- Stage: Completed April 2012
- RIBA London Regional Award 2013
- Camden Design Award 2013
Peter Murray, Camden Design Awards Judging Panel
These buildings are not pastiche. They are contemporary but they do not feel out of place. They feel well built and built in a way that makes it look like they will last.
Sir Stuart Lipton
This project has been well designed....the bay details work well and the houses sit well in the garden. The interiors are excellent, well detailed.
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