MWA were appointed in 2015 to explore proposals for an existing residential site located outside of the St. John’s Wood Conservation Area. The 0.5 hectare site accommodates an existing seven storey inter-war mansion block and sits atop a podium which houses a self-storage facility. The client’s initial brief involved the creation of three new large family dwellings to occupy redundant space on the perimeter of the site and improved landscaping to the unsightly expanse of asphalt podium.
Working with the local authority in their composition, MWA's approach was to introduce gentle curves to the new dwellings to reflect the art-deco style of the adjacent mansion block. Fluted terracotta and render header details add a level of detailed interest.
Hard and soft landscaping proposals have been designed to provide improved amenity and outlook for all residents, whilst creating essential private amenity for the future occupants.
MWA worked closely with daylight and sunlight consultants, Planning consultants and Westminster City Council to ensure that the designs are respectful towards the neighbouring dwellings and are in keeping with the character of the adjoining Conservation Area.
Size 9,588 SQ.FT
Client Mansley Ltd
Planning Consultant Bidwells
Daylight Consultant Malcolm Hollis
Structural Engineer Form SD
M&E Engineer Cundall
Building Control Assent BC
Landscape Architect Exterior Architecture
Renderings Marek Wojciechowski Architects