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 |

17
Feb

A new first-floor Orangery provides a fine townhouse extension.

Townhouse Orangery | Architect for Canonbury | North London

A fine Islington townhouse is being refurbished and enlarged. The raised ground floor entrance separate from the main body of the house. The main need is a new larger kitchen, which will be extended on the first floor to form an orangery extension. The extra space provided to the first floor will allow for a new dining room to be incorporated to the kitchen. To the top of the house, the roof is being converted to form two additional bedrooms and new shower room. A panoramic loft room will provide framed views overlooking the city. The orangery will be expressed as a series dual pitched roofs. The massing to the rear of the house is considered and avoids an overbearing boxy development to the rear.

27
Jan

A series of staggered volumes capture views of light and sky.

Staggered Extension | Architect for Walthamstow | East London

My clients love their little-terraced house in Walthamstow but it’s dark. An existing extension is located to the back of the house and provides the house with its only bathroom. This bathroom but cuts off light and view of the garden. The kitchen and dining room are almost like rooms within rooms. Our first move is to knock down the extension and provide series of extruded volumes aim to capture light and views of the sky. The family bathroom is moved to the first floor next to the bedrooms. And a loft dormer is added for guests with its very own ensuite.

07
Dec

Our Conservation Area house refurbishment features in Don’t Move, Improve!

Don’t Move Improve | Architect for Belsize Park | Camden, North London

A new rear extension and house refurbishment in North West London improves a fine semi-detached house in Belsize Park. A series of angled facets reconnects the rear extension with the garden to give a unique architectural solution. As with most Victorian houses, the kitchen is too small for a house of this size. Only a modest kitchen sink window the offers a glimpse of the glorious gardens beyond. The client wanted the house to feel better connected to the garden. The extension is expressed as series of solid and void angled facets. They have been used to set up a notional hierarchy to give a level of transparency between the house and gardenThe kitchen enjoys a longer footprint with a frameless window to give views across the neighbouring gardens. Exposed timber joists incorporate low energy strip lighting across the kitchen.

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03
Nov

An inside-outside garden extension.

Garden Room | Architects for South London | Forrester Architects

We’re bringing the garden in from the cold. Our client’s love of their long mature garden has resulted in an innovative garden room design proposal. The original London brickwork facade will undulate along its length to bring the garden into the new kitchen and dining room space. The undulating form provides glimpses of the garden in all directions along its length and results in a fine garden room.

08
Oct

A new-build house near Hampstead Village.

New Build House | Architect for North West London | Forrester Architects

We’re looking into a new build house solution for a current client. There is already a house on the plot but it is considered by Camden Planning of no architectural merit. It will be demolished. In its place a new open plan house of approximately 3000sq/ft. Near to Hampstead Village, the house will be set within the local conservation area. Our client is keen to avoid over developing the site and the house will not be overbearing scale and massing. The street facade will present a masonry frontage to complement the traditional context. To the rear, the garden is South facing and a sustainable energy strategy will be adopted to make the most of its perfect aspect.

| 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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