Tag: Kensington & Chelsea


Five floor Townhouse rental property investment in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Townhouse rental property investment | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | forrester architects

forresterarchitects are currently working on a rental property investment project involving a five-storey townhouse located in the heart of Notting Hill. The townhouse is being fully refurbished and upgraded to ensure high-quality accommodation suitable for young professional couples. Each of the one-bedroom flats is individually designed to meet the client’s requirements and comes with improved acoustic separation to ensure maximum comfort and privacy for the tenants.

A new roof extension has been added to the townhouse to create a duplex two-bedroom penthouse with a rear terrace that provides an ideal pied-à-terre for those seeking a central London location. The design of the extension is sympathetic to the existing building, with careful consideration given to its visual impact and the conservation area in which it is located. The overall aim of the project is to create a series of high-end rental properties that will appeal to a discerning clientele. The emphasis is on providing quality, comfort and convenience, with each flat benefiting from a modern, functional layout and high-quality finishes throughout.

forresterarchitects are committed to delivering projects that meet the needs and aspirations of their clients. Their approach is one of collaboration and innovation, working closely with the client to ensure that every aspect of the project is carefully considered and executed to the highest standards. 


A new courtyard Orangery to a Kensington & Chelsea townhouse.

Courtyard Orangery | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | West London

forresterarchitects are working with Callender Howorth on a new courtyard Orangery to a large Kensington & Chelsea townhouse. An existing courtyard space separates the main house from the mews house to the rear. The courtyard is under utilised and the client would like to use the space more throughout the year.
An courtyard Orangery unites each wing of the house. It provides a central gathering space for dining which remains an important part of the client’s daily routine. A number differing geometries are to be resolved due to differing scales between the main house and mewsOur initial proposal provides an undulating organic roof form to encapsulate the exterior courtyard. It provides a bright luxurious internalised garden space. The dining room will be relocated to form the main gathering point with an informal lounge space nestled under the mezzanine. An artist’s studio is added to the mezzanine terrace. and retain a visual connection with the main space and will be linked by a spiral stair to the lounge below. The undulating form of the canopy allows for the existing window configuration to be retained. A portion of the glazed roof-light will be openable to allow for natural ventilation throughout the Orangery

A new maisonette to the Kensington Conservation Area.

Maisonette Refurbishment | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | forrester architects

forresterarchitects recently submitted a full planning application for a new extension to a maisonette in Campden Hill Gardens in Kensington & Chelsea. The extension is a two-storey structure that will provide a new kitchen on the raised ground floor and additional bedrooms on the lower ground floor. The design offers a modern architectural solution that respects and contributes to the immediate context of the area. The simple form of accommodation of the rear extension draws inspiration from the traditional brickwork fabric to the rear.

The extension provides increased floor space, allowing for the creation of ancillary space without compromising the existing floor plan. The arrangement of open-plan living spaces and more private bedrooms on the lower ground floor defines a simple hierarchy of spaces. The maisonette is accessed from the existing communal entrance at the raised ground level and aims to provide extra space beyond the current floor plan, overcoming the restrictions of the lower and raised ground floor. Each of the new bedrooms in the lower ground floor will have access to the rear garden terrace, providing daylight and natural ventilation. As part of the refurbishment, the existing facade will be refurbished while respecting the style and detailing of the original period property.

The proposal offers a modern approach while preserving the traditional aesthetic of the area. By carefully considering the limitations of the existing floor plan and providing additional space, the extension and refurbishment will result in a functional and aesthetically pleasing  rental investment


A new garden studio for fashionable Notting Hill.

Two Bed Studio | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | West London

forresterarchitects has recently submitted a planning application for a new detached two-bed studio in Notting Hill, West London. The aim of the project is to provide extra studio accommodation within the rear garden, whilst respecting and contributing to the character of the site and its immediate environment.

The proposed concept design offers a modern architectural solution, with the new structure being orientated to capture the south-facing aspect to enhance the garden environment and create a visual dialogue between the studio and the garden beyond. The studio itself is designed to be detached from the main house, offering a sense of privacy and a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The design of the studio has been carefully considered to ensure that it is sympathetic to the existing architecture of the site, whilst also incorporating modern features and amenities. The building has been designed with a contemporary aesthetic, featuring clean lines and a minimalist design that is both functional and stylish. Large windows allow for ample natural light to flood into the space, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. Inside, the studio is designed to provide comfortable and functional living space for its inhabitants. The two-bed studio offers flexibility, with one bedroom being used as a guest room or office space. The open-plan living and kitchen area provides a spacious and inviting space for relaxation and entertaining, whilst also offering modern amenities and appliances.

Overall, the design of the two-bed studio reflects forresterarchitects commitment to creating modern and innovative architectural solutions that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The project demonstrates the studio’s ability to blend contemporary design with traditional architecture, whilst also taking into account the specific needs and requirements of their clients.


A simpler solution for a rear extension on Ladbroke Grove in the Oxford Conservation Area.

Rear Extension | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | Oxford Conservation Area, West London

forresterarchitects has recently completed a design feasibility study for a property in Ladbroke Grove, West London. The client, who is a close neighbour to one forresterarchitects previous projects, Barlby, is seeking a rear extension for their property. The client’s father, who is a retired architect, had a clear vision for the project.

The proposed rear extension is a sleek and simple design, providing an alternative solution to the typical rear garden extension. The design is subtle and considered, blending seamlessly with the existing architecture of the property. Despite the proposal potential considered under Permitted Development Rights, planning permission is required due to the property’s location within the Oxford Conservation Area. The rear extension will feature a large open plan kitchen with full-width sliding doors, offering plenty of natural light and providing a seamless connection to the garden. The design also includes a dedicated silversmiths studio for the client, who works from home. A glazed roof-light runs the entire length of the side infill extension, allowing natural daylight to penetrate deep into the main body of the house. forresterarchitects expertise in working within conservation areas ensures that the proposed design meets all the necessary planning regulations while still providing a contemporary and functional living space for the client. forresterarchitects attention to detail and commitment to quality design is evident in every aspect of the proposed rear extension.

Overall, the proposed rear extension in Ladbroke Grove is an excellent example of forresterarchitects ability to blend contemporary design with traditional architecture, creating a functional and aesthetically pleasing living space. forresterarchitects attention to detail and expertise in working within conservation areas ensures that the proposed design meets all the necessary planning constraints while still providing a contemporary and functional living space for the client.


An investment property refurbishment in the Cornwall Conservation Area.

Investment Refurbishment | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | forresterarchitects

A beautiful garden square in Cornwall Gardens, South West London, sets the scene for a refurbished first-floor flat with two bedrooms for forresterarchitects latest project. Located in a desirable area, this property has been renovated to a high standard and is ready for you to move in or rent out. The flat boasts a spacious and modern interior, with two well-proportioned bedrooms that provide ample space for tenants. The refurbishment has transformed the property into a stylish and comfortable living space that is sure to appeal to potential renters.

The garden square provides a serene and picturesque setting for the property, with plenty of greenery and open space. This is an ideal location for those who want to be close to the city but still enjoy a peaceful and tranquil environment. The area is well-connected to public transport links, making it easy to get around the city. An investment refurbishment in London can be a smart move, and this refurbished first-floor flat in Cornwall Gardens is a prime example of a desirable investment opportunity.

With its location in a beautiful garden square, modern and stylish interior, and convenient transportation links, this property is sure to attract potential renters and generate a healthy return on investment.


A striking diagonal extension cuts across a garden in West London and avoids a conventional rear extension.

House Refurbishment and Rear Diagonal Extension | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | Oxford Conservation Area, West London

forresterarchitects have completed an alternative solution for the rear garden extension. A tired glass conservatory has been replaced with a dynamic new rear diagonal extension. It sweeps across the garden of a mid-terraced house in Ladbroke Grove, West London. A natural copper cladding is used to provide a modern vibrant solution to extend the property. The copper cladding will over time oxidise and change from orange to green as the roofs of the traditional architecture of LondonThe house has been refurbishment to include the remodelling of the master bathroom and bedrooms to the upper floor. Our Primrose Hill maisonette adds bespoke joinery to a bachelor pad with extensive bespoke storage solutions


Three floor penthouse development in the Lexham Conservation Area.

Three Floor Penthouse Development | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | Lexham Conservation Area, West London

forresterarchitects have submitted a planning application for a new penthouse floor to a flat in the Lexham Conservation Area, London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.  Currently configured as a two bedroom the design proposal provides an additional floor. Our penthouse refurbishment in St. John’s Wood is simply configured over one floor with access to balcony terraces. A desirable open plan lounge and dining area for entertaining are added to the top. The lower floors are reconfigured to offer two bedrooms with en suite facilities. A feature stair connecting all floors provides access to a large oval roof-light to the roof.