Notting Hill – W11


A substantial re-development of the property to include converting a disused basement into a self contained flat involving new slab, tanking, new service supplies, UF heating. The ground floor shop was reconfigured with a small reduction in square footage through demolition of a flying rear extension. The demolition made way for a rear courtyard garden at basement level and new build extension to the basement flat and the shop at ground floor. The shop front on Portobello Road was reformed to provide access to the basement and upper flat. The upper flat was re-configured to include the removal of a butterfly roof, building up to create a new 3rd floor within a mansard roof addition.

The site had many working constraints, the confined external space had shared boundaries with neighbours, Party Wall Awards were obtained on all boundaries to cater for structural works. Examples of structural works included, party wall underpinning and retaining wall supports to the rear Courtyard; front elevation below pavement structural works for support of Luxcrete pavement panels.

Logistical constraints existed through the location of the site, where site access for deliveries, waste disposal was not permitted from Thu – Sat due to market trading.