forresterarchitects

Specialising in

New Build Houses

Townhouse Refurbishments

Building Conversions

Innovative Extensions

Listed Building Consent

Conservation Area Consent

based in London

| 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

| 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 |

16
Jul

A farmhouse and barn renovation is now ready for a harsh Yorkshire winter.

Farmhouse Renovation | Architects for Yorkshire | Leyburn, Yorkshire

A farmhouse renovation is nearing completion and just in time to stoke up the wood burning stove.  The house has some wonderful features with exposed timber beams, a stone tiled roof and half a metre thick solid walls all to be retained as original.

05
Jun

Picture framed views of Canonbury through a new Orangery extension.

Townhouse Orangery | Architect for Canonbury | North London

A fine Islington townhouse in Canonbury is being refurbished and enlarged by forresterarchitects. A new large kitchen is being extended on the first floor to form a largely glazed orangery. With unrestricted views to the rear. There is an opportunity to provide a large picture window arrangement. We are currently working on feasibility studies on the configuration of the glazed panels which will be arranged to respond to the rich variety of windows to the rear facade. 

14
May

A stepped extension and garden studio to the rear of a townhouse in Hackney.

Garden Studio | Architects for Hackney | forrester architects.

forresterarchitects are working with a repeat client on a full maisonette refurbishment in Hackney, North London. The maisonette has been remodelled significantly and a new lower ground extension has been added to provide two separate dwellings. A new garden studio to the rear will provide ancillary accommodation direct access to the rear garden. A new loft studio is provided to the top floor and the existing garage will be reconfigured to provide a discreet side entrance

07
Apr

A new double height art gallery forms a new focal point to a townhouse refurbishment.

House Refurbishment | Architect for Belsize Park | Camden, North London

A new gallery space forms part of the brief to a new full house refurbishment in Belsize Park, London. The house is tired but retains some interesting period features to the wall frieze and ceilings. It does need to be extended to provide an appropriate level of accommodation for entertaining. A key need of the brief is to provide an art gallery for the client and it seems a double height space to the rear of the house is well suited. The rear elevation aims to reconnect the house with the garden and provide a unique architectural solution.
 
To the top of the house, the windows are under-sized and the bedroom spaces seem a secondary consideration. We aim to open the roof space to provide a modern loft style environment for the children. The master bedroom will occupy the first floor in its entirety with a new bathroom, dressing room and study with great views over the city of London.
27
Mar

A mezzanine loft is added to a Belsize Park townhouse roof space.

Townhouse Mezzanine  | Architecture for Camden | Belsize Park, North West London

To the top of a fine detached house in Belsize Park, the windows are under-sized and the bedroom spaces seem a secondary consideration; it was likely to be accommodation for house staff. Through a number of feasibility studies, we have highlighted the potential to provide an additional floor within the loft space. Our intention is to open the roof space and provide a modern loft style environment. This will provide a more enlivened environment for the children’s bedrooms. The ceiling to each bedroom is sculpted to form a void created between the mezzanine. A new loft stair will provide a feature to the new open-plan loft room with the mezzanine structure will be incorporated into the existing roof structure.

| 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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