forresterarchitects

Specialising in

New Build Houses

Townhouse Refurbishments

Building Conversions

Innovative Extensions

Listed Building Consent

Conservation Area Consent

based in London

| Projects |

‘ We didn’t know exactly what we wanted, but we did know we wanted to start with the inside and work outward.’

The London based architectural practice was established in 2007 by Kenny Forrester. Kenny studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, one of three campuses which form the Glasgow School of Art.

Since then forresterarchitects have completed a variety of new build houses as well as residential & commercial building refurbishment projects across London and the South East region.

Here are a selection of some completed projects.

  • All
  • Refurbishment
  • Commercial
  • Interior Design
  • Building Conversion
  • New Build
  • Listed and Conservation

| News |

05
Jul

Add an artist’s studio as ancillary accommodation to your garden flat.

Ancillary Garden Studio | Architects for Camden | Camden Square Conservation Area

A modest rear extension needs some consideration due to its wonderful south facing aspect. During the best of weather the existing extension is unbearable and over exposed . A considered architectural solution is essential. Simple in form, the new roof is articulated to deflect direct sunlight. The exposed timber structure supporting the roof extends onto the external garden terrace to provide a integrated garden pergola structure. The passive solar shading is complimented further, over time, the pergola will be draped in foliage to provides further layering to the rich composition of the facade.

17
May

Two neighbours add a roof top extension to double the area of their maisonette.

Roof Top Extension  | Architects for Camden | Camden Square Conservation Area

The owners of the top floor flats to Cliff Road, together, aim to improve the quality of the existing housing stock. Each flat currently provides one bedroom accommodation. Both flats, as part of the planning submission, will carry out a full refurbishment as part of the works as each property requires modernisation. Both flats will be modestly reconfigured to improve the accommodation and improve the sanitary provision. A new roof extension is proposed to the existing flat roof terrace and provides new bright and airy living rooms to the new roof space.

21
Mar

An new outrigger extension added to a townhouse in the Keystone Conservation Area

Keystone Townhouse  | Architects for Islington | Kings Cross, London

The house was in a significant state of disrepair. forresterarchitects secured planning permission for a rear outrigger to the Keystone Conservation Area. To provide a reasonable level of accommodation the reconfiguration of the house will be necessary. A new bedroom was added to the second floor to replace the existing master bathroom. It will be necessary to relocate the sanitary provision of the house elsewhere without compromising the existing floor plan. The new rear outrigger extension will provide accommodation for a new shower room and a new bathroom. The extension will be entered from the existing stairwell and accessed from each half landing.

 

10
Jan

A new house forms a new book-end development to a Clapton terrace.

Book-end House | Architects for Hackney | Clapton, Hackney

A rear outrigger extension was sold as a one bedroom house. As a book-end plot there is an opportunity to realise the full potential of the freehold plot. With a reasonable floor area, the existing roof space volume will provide the additional floor space to achieve a new two/three bedroom house.

11
Aug

A blue steel truss mezzanine transforms a single storey cottage refurbishment.

Blue Steel Mezzanine  | Architects for Camden | Highgate, North West London

A small cottage in our client’s garden was under utilised but held great potential; that potential has now been realised. A new blue steel mezzanine has been inserted to run the length of the cottage to provide a significant increase in usable floor area. The cottage interior has enlivened to provide a simple but bold stand-alone accommodation for the in-laws. When the cottage is not being used by guests it retains the flexibility to provide a study area for the client’s daughters. Or in the evening it can be used as a party venue following dinner parties or where everyone can watch a film. To assist in the flexibility of space clever joinery will be incorporated to conceal the beds when they are not in use.

| Practice |

Every project is a challenge. Every solution the result of working towards a balance for living, working and the environment.

Specialising in new build houses and residential & commercial building refurbishment projects. We offer a personal service which provides individually tailored design solutions.

A full or partial architectural service can be provided depending on your requirements.

| Services |

Our architectural services are described briefly below. Each icon represents a description of the architectural services you can expect from the inception of a new build house or residential & commercial building refurbishment or extension through to project completion.

Depending on your project we can fine tune the most appropriate level of architectural services to suit your requirements. Click on each icon below to give an brief indication of each work-stage.

    • We will identify and incorporate the requirements of your brief into the design
    • We will prepare design feasibility studies and cost analysis to enable you to proceed with confidence

    Architectural Services

    • From the outset we discuss and review the client’s requirements
    • We provide a variety of services to meet your individual requirements
    • Our services, responsibilities and fees are defined on the Services and Fee Schedule

    Architect’s Appointment

    • We provide the technical and production information necessary in the preparation of tender costing documentation
    • We obtain and appraise tender cost submissions from building contractors and provide recommendations to clients
    • We assist, identify and evaluate potential building contractors for the project works

    Before Construction

    • We advise and prepare appropriate building contracts for the project works
    • We advise of the appointment of your preferred building contractor
    • We prepare and issue technical and production information

    During Construction

    • We provide contract administration throughout the building works
    • During construction we will inspect the works and certify appropriate payments to the building contractor
    • We will certify and issue practical completion for the project works

    Works to Completion (Contract Administration)

    • We prepare drawings for Landlord and Freeholder approval
    • We advise and prepare Planning Appeals
    • We prepare drawings for measured surveys
    • We provide services in connection with Party Wall negotiations

    Other Architectural Services

| Experience |

Our experience has been gained from involvement in a selection of significant architectural new build houses, residential & commercial building refurbishment projects in London over the past decade…

Stonehenge Visitors Centre, English Heritage for D C M

Retail & Exhibition Centre, Lend Lease Bovis for D C M

Office Refurbishment, Central Government for D C M

New Build Office Development, Derwent London for Harper Mackay

Bank Refurbishment, NM Rothschild & Sons for Harper Mackay

Digital Broadcast Facility, Ondigital for Harper Mackay

New Build House, Private Client for Webb Architects

| Contact |

Do contact us if you are considering a potential new-build house or building refurbishment project and would like to talk to an architect. We would be pleased to discuss your thoughts and requirements further.

Please call or email with a brief description of your requirements on the link below and we’ll get back to you today or tomorrow.

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