The property at Great James Street is Grade II* listed and lies within the Bloomsbury Conservation Area in the London Borough of Camden. The property is arranged over 6 storeys from lower ground to fourth floor levels and makes up part of an early and almost complete uniform terrace of 14 Georgian townhouses built in the early 18th century. MWA has recently submitted a planning application for the change of use from use class ‘E’ (offices) to C3 (residential) use, to convert the property into its original use as a single family dwelling.
The proposals include the demolition of non-original single-storey buildings to the rear of the property; and a replacement single-storey mews style building to the rear, connected by a glass link. The new materials to the mews building are designed to complement the host building, but with contemporary detailing to distinguish the original from the modern.
The interiors contain fine timber panelling and a staircase with twisted balusters, column newels and carved brackets to the treads. This intricate detailing is visible in the historic photos from the London Photograph Archive taken in 1969.
The existing condition of the property requires restoration to the decorative mouldings and wall panelling, ensuring that the craftsmanship, orders and proportions are reinstated to the early Georgian period.
Size 5,425 SQ.FT
Client GFZ Properties Ltd.
Local Authority London Borough of Camden
Planning Consultant Montagu Evans
Heritage Consultant Heritage Practice
Acoustic Consultant Cundall
Sustainability Consultant Cundall
Daylight Sunlight Malcolm Hollis