Planning application in London Vauxhall – Conservation Area.
Our client owns a modern mid-terraced 20th-century built house in Vauxhall, South London. The material palette is a yellow and red brick to the walls, a slated pitched roof and timber windows. We have been asked to design a contemporary rear extension that allows more natural light to the property. The loft is currently being used as storage space, and our brief is to create a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.
What we designed – Externally
Our proposal is for a modest rear extension of 1.5m depth so as not to take too much away from the garden but to add much more space internally. We have designed new aluminium framed doors and windows to the rear of the house and the walls to be constructed in a brick that matches the host building. The roof material for the extension is zinc.
A new dormer in the loft will be asymmetric and will use a similar style to the ground floor extension with the addition of splayed edge profiles. An up-and-over roof light will provide character to the building and head height internally.
What we Designed – Internally
The property is quite compact internally, and we needed to figure out clever ways to create space. Our proposal seeks to open up the ground floor, adding an open-plan kitchen and living space. The dining room sits within a ‘nook’, avoiding takeaway from the kitchen/living room. The hallway has been condensed, and the washer and dryer will be located under the stairs to save space.
This project aims to upgrade a modern property with high-quality materials that pay homage to the Vauxhall Conservation Area. We look forward to working with Lambeth Council and hope the council finds favour in our planning application in London Vauxhall and grants consent.
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