Urban Projects Bureau

Urban Projects Bureau



A Hard Working House

More-or-less public, more-or-less private, the Georgian townhouse is London’s most hard working architectural typology. We pushed it to its limits, adapting the typology to provide a mixed-use socially sustainable development that provides commercial spaces, residential accommodation and a three-storey family home. The project includes a full-scale renovation, reorganisation and reinterpretation of the existing building; a three-storey cantilevered rear extension; and a light-weight roof-top pavilion and garden with brushed stainless-steel architrave and framed views of the London skyline. We enjoyed the opportunity to use architecture to support a mixed-use urban environment and to experiment with central London’s essential urban tissue.

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Status: Built
Location: London, GB
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Contractor: EBCO Build. Structural Engineer: Michael Baigant Orla Kelly (MBOK). Quantity Surveyor: Julian Church and Associates. Planning Consultants: Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners (NLP). Photography: Richard Leeney.