Track Record/Listed Building

Listed Building/Westminster/ Knightsbridge Planning Success

We had an opportunity to carry out in depth research on the history of this beautiful late Regency house in Knightsbridge, which whilst being listed Grade II, was a blank canvas internally following unsympathetic conversions in the 1980’s.

Together with Dr Chris Miele of Montagu Evans we prepared an authoritative documentation of the story of the house and its occupants which gave us the confidence to propose an audacious restoration of the original plasterwork, joinery and detailing and new additions including a new floor at roof level, an exquisitely detailed glass extension at the rear and a new basement under the front garden.

Project 156


Listed Building/Outside London/ Country House Extension

Sometimes it is only necessary to make small changes to a layout to unlock the plan. In this beautiful detached Regency house in Berkshire we were able to rearrange some of the circulation routes and internal walls and create a free flowing plan that brought every room into use and made it possible to come up with great furniture arrangements.

An internal lift and a glazed breakfast room extension completed the scheme which was granted planning consent by Wokingham Borough Council.

Project 151


Listed Building/Outside London/ Arts and Crafts House in Surrey

HEAT have obtained planning and listed building consent for new dormer windows and an attic conversion at this charming listed country house near Godalming. Built by Ernest Newton in 1911 in a blend of modernism and Arts and Crafts, we researched the correspondence with the architect and builders from when the house was built and tracked down the original suppliers of the roof tiles and the windows in nearby Haslemere commissioning replicas so that the new interventions blend seamlessly with the original.

Project 125


Listed Building/Outside London/ Listed House refurbishment

HEAT have gained planning and listed building consent for the refurbishment of an Arts and Crafts house in Surrey. The house was built with a servants’ wing that had been largely unchanged for a hundred years and this project was to update and restore this wing creating a comfortable five bedroom family home, whilst keeping the detail and feeling of the original design.

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Developer/Listed Building/Merton/ Listed House Transformation

HEAT have gained a remarkable planning consent for the transformation of an eight bedroom Edwardian house in Wimbledon. Whilst at the front this “locally listed” house would remain the same the rear will be completely rebuilt with a huge glazed kitchen extension with panoramic doors that slide down into the floor. A new basement under the house will house a gym lit by sunlight passing through the glass-floored swimming pool over. A gracious cantilevered helical staircase unites the new floors and brings sunlight right down to the basement level.

Permission for this fabulous design was the result of six months detailed work with Merton Council planners who were extremely clear and helpful.

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Listed Building/Outside London/ Listed Cottage

In Surrey, HEAT have won a detailed planning and listed building consent to refurbish and enlarge a cottage including new dormer window and a large glazed extension with a “cat-slide” roof.  The cottage was designed by a pupil of Richard Norman Shaw and incorporates Arts and Crafts touches. The external details have to match the existing timber-boarded style and internally rooflights and a new corner window bring more light into the rooms.

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Listed Building/Westminster/ Westminster Restoration

Ebury Street in Pimlico has had a chequered history. A stone’s throw from the Houses of Parliament it was quite grand when built in the 1830’s and then gently declined to one of the toughest slums in Westminster before beginning a re-gentrification in the last thirty years. For HEAT the project was the conversion and upgrading of a maisonette incorporating a lower ground floor looking out into a light well. We roofed over the light well with very lightweight glazed roofs and created a studio/library in the basement; inspired by the tiered galleries at the rear of the Soane Museum.

A large London Plane tree overshadowed the courtyard garden, so for evenings and night we hung a projector lamp in the tree which cast a leaf pattern onto the stone floor. The tree also filtered the daylight into the rooms in an interesting way that changed and so after weeks of trial and error we created a new paint colour for the interior which appeared to change with the seasons and, rather egotistically, christened it “Humphries White”.

Custom-made lighting, a stainless steel kitchen and a structural glass oriel window were some of the contemporary choices that work with the historic listed building.

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Islington/Listed Building/ New Use for Basement

HEAT have obtained Planning and Listed Building consents to convert the basement of a former industrial building in Clerkenwell to provide a very valuable A3 restaurant consent. This involved detailed negotiation with the Chief Conservation Officer at Islington Council. The warehouse still had many original features, which were retained and enhanced.  A new entrance and staircase were created in a former loading bay with a contemporary feel. The premises were let to J.D .Wetherspoons, maximising the rental from an unused space in an economical way.

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Lambeth/Listed Building/ Listed House in Stockwell

Stockwell, in the London Borough of Lambeth is home to some of London’s most interesting Georgian and early Victorian houses. This terraced house has an impressive frontage onto a tree lined crescent, but is only one room deep.

HEAT obtained planning and listed building consent for refurbishment, particularly of the basement including restoration of missing railings and re-landscaping the front garden.

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Listed Building/Outside London/ Listed Building in Bath

It is easy to forget that the  beautiful, homogenous terraces of Bath were built speculatively and piecemeal, like all Victorian housing. This end-of terrace house was completed after all the others and built without an upper storey, either because of financial constraints at the time or because the first owners did not require one.  HEAT were asked to look at the options for adding an additional storey and explored two alternatives with the planners – one with a visibly expressed mansard and the other to match the adjacent houses with a flat fronted additional storey. Which would you have chosen? 🙂

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