Infill Development | Architects for Lambeth | Clapham, South West London
forresterarchitects have recently submitted a planning application for a new build infill house in Clapham, South London. The project involves the development of an unremarkable bookend property, which presents an opportunity to construct a new two-storey infill development. In response to the high demand for housing in London, developers are increasingly seeking out obscure plots of land with the potential to be developed, and this infill development is no exception.
The proposed infill house is designed with living accommodation on the upper floors, while the bedrooms are located on the ground floor, creating an unconventional layout. The upper floor features a double height lounge with a south-facing aspect, providing a bright and airy room with ample natural light. The ground floor houses two double bedrooms and a ground floor accessible WC. In accordance with current planning policies, the development includes a terraced garden space, which is accessed from the lounge area at the rear of the property.
The provision of garden space is a strict requirement for new house developments, and this infill development is no exception. Infill developments such as this provide an opportunity for clients to take advantage of residual or inefficient land use, which would otherwise go unused. By creating a two-storey infill development on an unremarkable bookend property, forresterarchitects have maximized the potential of the plot and provided their client with a modern and unconventional living space, complete with a terraced garden.