If you are planning a building project in Battersea, you may need Wandsworth Council’s permission. Granit has achieved planning consent to extend and fully renovate a Victorian-era home near Battersea Park.
The house is on the edge of the Battersea Park Conservation Area, in the middle of an attractive terrace. Our client wanted a new home for their growing family. When they bought the house, the kitchen was outdated and small, and the living room was dark. The back garden had become overgrown and felt detached from the rest of the property.
Granit evaluated ways of providing more space throughout while protecting the character. Our proposal extends the house to the rear and side at ground floor with contemporary flair. The focus is on creating new connections throughout. Large glazed sliding doors and roofs draw natural light into the remodelled kitchen and deeper into the floor plan. The doors provide a welcoming entrance to the re-landscaped gardens. Opening up the ground floor connects the living areas to create bright family and entertaining spaces. Dens for family members to relax punctuate the entire building. One of the dens, a pod extension at second floor, will have its own discrete roof terrace. Another at first floor incorporates a mezzanine that will provide views over the kitchen and garden beyond.
The planning consent is the result of extensive and productive discussions with Wandsworth Borough Council. We presented various options to find a solution with the council where the distinctly contemporary features harmonise within the historic context.
With the consent granted, we are now on site progressing the build with Pace Construction, with a view to completion end of summer 2022.