04
Feb

A new maisonette to the Kensington Conservation Area.

Maisonette | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | forrester architects

forresterarchitects have submitted a full planning application for a new maisonette extension in Campden Hill Gardens. A modest two storey extension is to provide a new kitchen to the raised ground floor and appropriately sized bedrooms to the lower ground floor. The proposal offers a modern architectural solution which respects and contributes positively to the character of the rear facades and its immediate context. The rear extension provides a simple form of accommodation drawing from the traditional brickwork fabric to the rear. With the provision of an increased floor plate additional ancillary space can be provided without compromising the existing floor plan further.

A simple hierarchy of internal spaces is defined by the arrangement of open plan living spaces and more private bedrooms on the lower ground floor. The maisonette will be entered from the existing communal entrance at raised ground level and aims to provide additional space beyond the current floor plan to overcome the restrictions of the lower and raised ground floors as it is currently configured. Access will remain to the rear garden terrace from each of the new bedrooms providing daylight and natural ventilation.

The existing front facade will be refurbished as part of the refurbishment strategy respecting the style and detailing expected of the original period property.