Shirlock Road

Platform 5 Architects, London, 2011

 

Subscribe now to instantly view this image

Subscribe to the Architects’ Journal (AJ) for instant access to the AJ Buildings Library, an online database of nearly 2,000 exemplar buildings in photographs, plans, elevations and details.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

 

Alan Williams (website)     Download Original

  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Rear elevation    
  • Side elevation    
  • Existing ground floor plan    
  • Zinc roof detail    

The project saw the conversion of two existing flats back into a single four bedroom family house, including extensive remodelling and extension, in a Victorian townhouse in Gospel Oak

Platform 5 created a side extension and reconfigured the ground and first floors of a four storey mid terrace Victorian townhouse in Gospel Oak.

The existing dark cellular ground floor rear wing was opened up and re-arranged to create a light filled room where the family can gather to cook, eat and relax with views of the garden. The extension is formed by sitting a lightweight zinc clad element onto the existing party wall, while a large rooflight brings in daylight over the dining area. A timber-lined snug area was created in the existing extension and storage is concealed behind flush timber doors and under the seats.

External walls were internally insulated and glazing upgraded to reduce energy consumption. The internal spaces and snug can be opened up to the garden in the summer by opening up a large pivot door and sliding folding windows to the snug area.

Data

  • Begun: Jan 2011
  • Completed: Oct 2011
  • Floor area: 110m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £230,000
  • Tender date: Jul 2010
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works 09
  • Address: Shirlock Road, Gospel Oak, London, NW3, United Kingdom

Professional Team

Suppliers