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Type: Refurbishment  restoration Grade11 listed terrace house
Client : Private
Contractor : Westbourne Projects Limited
Contract Type : JCT Intermediate
Project Value CPI : £ 800,000.00

The 1830 property is situated in the southern part of Barnsbury Conservation Area and is Grade 11 listed. This project involved a major restoration of the structural fabric of this  building and listed details, together with the excavation of the rear spaces to enable special requirements for accessibility. Involving the formation of a double height glazed rear extension to contain a platform lift and conservatory, providing wheelchair access between the basement and ground floor, with an external ramp to give wheelchair access from ground floor level to the rear garden. The Client had special requirements with regard  to accessibility and needed us to work upon designs, making a listed planning application that could demonstrate that the proposals for a lift would not be of detriment to the listed building and conservation area status. We were able to evolve a light weight glazed rear structure and bridge link to the garden, following consultations with the local authority listed design officer. The proposed design was deemed as an enhancement to the rear of the building. The restoration provided the opportunity not only to make the building liveable but also to restore the internal and external fabric, contributing to neighbourhood terrace streetscape when seen along Theberton Street and from Gibson Square.