Design and build of West Hampstead new apartments – in existing mid terrace property and new house in the garden.
Terraced house conversion Hampstead
At the beginning of the 19th century, there were three main large houses around the hamlet of West End: West End House, West End Hall and Lauriston Lodge. These were later sold off for redevelopment with the arrival of the railways. In turn, this led to the transformation of the area from farmland into housing estates. In 1879, the Metropolitan Railway adopted the name West Hampstead for its station on West End Lane, the main road through the area.
Our client approached us about building a new house at the end of his long garden. Above all, the goal was to refurbish his existing mid-terrace property.
We finally achieved planning permission in late 2018. VORBILD Architecture and our client engaged in extensive pre-application discussions. The permission is for a new two storey house in the far end of the rear garden. The existing terraced house will also get a new basement as a result of the permission. At the back, we have designed various extensions including a new rear dormer, rear and side extension on the ground floor. This building will be subdivided from the existing two into three apartments. To facilitate this, we are creating a new side access as well.
We have designed the landscaping to be biodiverse. As a result of this, several new biodiverse green roofs and animal friendly plants, as well as decorative metal fencing.
The works are starting in early 2019.