The site was Virgin’s famous Townhouse Recording Studios where some of the biggest stars of the last three decades have recorded, including Queen, Robbie Williams, Cold Play and Elton John. It had lain unloved and unused for a number of years before our client – Perpetuum Development Ltd – acquired and converted it into luxury housing. A key part of our brief was to design a building that considered the iconic history of the building while creating homes for Londoners.
The townhouses are full of character with some special features making them great places to live.
It was important for the client to incorporate sustainable design and technologies into the development but without having a detrimental impact on return on investment. All of the properties are designed to ‘Secure by Design’ requirements and include highly efficient hot water and heating systems. The rear properties are also fitted with solar photo voltaic panels and green roofs that meet the SUDS requirement for the site. The buildings are insulated beyond the minimum requirements.