The Site comprises a semi-detached, end of terrace ‘mews house’, set over three storeys. The property is not listed; however, it does fall within the Queen’s Gate Conservation Area.
The owner/occupiers sought to make a series of improvements to the property, both internal and external, to enhance the quality, function, and appearance of the dwellinghouse.
The principal external works involved alterations to the Queens Gate Mews façade, including alterations to the fenestration at ground and first floors, and the introduction of a parapet at roof level. Internally, it was proposed to modernise the property and improve its function, including provision of a new basement level of accommodation under the footprint of the host.
The application provided a thorough analysis of the local context and the proposed works, and ensuring that the proposed basement has been designed to comply with the very stringent Local Plan Policy CL7 and the Basements SPD.