Thomas Wensing

Thomas Wensing

New York, NY, US


Great Percy Street, Basement Conversion

I worked for MELD on a number of projects and saw Great Percy Street through from preliminary design to completion.
Great Percy Street is a Grade II Listed end-of-terrace in Islington, north London. The clients sought to turn the low basement into guest accommodation and a small studio for the husband, who is a sound engineer. It was proposed to lower the floor throughout, to install a new oak stair, to turn the two former coal cellars underneath the street into a small bathroom and store, and to have a guest bedroom with garden access at the rear. The recording space was constructed as a box-within-a-box and achieved a sound reduction of 70dB. The preparation of all the supporting heritage documentation for the planning application was done in house.

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Status: Built
Location: London, GB
My Role: Project Architect
Additional Credits: MELD Architecture, Jef Smith