Renovation & extension of grade II listed building and mews house

This project required the renovation and extension of a Grade II listed building. As luck would have it conservation officers fell in love with the hefty failed structural floor members concealed in the floor voids. This resulted in a significant part of the restoration budget dedicated to an unfathomable amount of resin steel reinforcement bars. We managed to retain some budget for the restoration of ornate plasterwork and replication of ornate door features at ground floor.

Room layouts were restored and reconfigured with non-structural partitions introduced using profiled glass heads to meet the beautifully detailed and restored plasterwork ceilings, and allowing light to permeate to all spaces, retaining the impact of the ceiling work whilst enabling functionality and privacy at floor level.

At lower ground, ground and first floor levels the building was remodelled and substantially extended to the rear, allowing the addition of nine suites in total.

To the rear the project included the renovation and extension of an adjoining mews house. To increase volume the flat roof was replaced with a pitched roof, allowing us to slot in an additional floor and achieve a great balanced mews house with parking, major living space in the basement and 50% bedroom accommodation -  always the crux of the challenge on a typical W1 mews house.

 

    First floor plan of 54 Wimpole St and 8 Browning Mews