6 new Mews Houses, Child’s Place, London, SW5

At A Glance

A development of 6 new mews houses in a Central London location, on an extremely tight site.

In Depth

This was a brownfield site, which started with the demolition of an existing factory. We steered the project through Planning, and obtained an extra storey on the height of the development in the process, through negotiation with the Planners. This allowed the houses to be relatively spacious, on a very small plan form.

Our brief was to carry out all the functions of the Architect and CDM Co-ordinator, from inception to completion. This included project management, contract administration, acting as lead consultant, co-ordinating the other professionals, and keeping the client informed of all relevant matters.

The development occupied a tight site, where the walls of the original factory formed the boundaries of the site, and these were ultimately used as feature walls. As a result of the site conditions, there were 32 Party Wall awards, for which we prepared specialist drawings.

The project included for an element of ground remediation, piled foundations, new services, and the creation of a new private road, Child’s Mews.

The development consists of five small mews houses of approximately 135 m² to 160 m² (1,500-1,700 sq.ft.) each, with integral garages, plus a more substantial three bedroom, four storey detached house on Child’s Place, of 170 m² (1,800 sq. ft).

The finishes on the project were all to a high standard, with polished hardwood doors, hardwood skirtings, linings & architraves, and fully tiled bathrooms with up-market kitchens and sanitaryware. We designed and co-ordinated the installation of all the kitchens, fireplaces, electronic gates and entry systems etc., and the houses were furnished with all appliances, and carpeted ready for occupation as part of the construction contract.