Highpoint II Apartment

Coppin Dockray Architects, London, 2012

 

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Refurbishment of a duplex flat in Lubetkin's Grade I listed apartment block in Highgate, north London

This duplex apartment was in a poor state and in need of repair to protect it from damage caused by leaking windows and broken heating services.

The client wanted a sensible design for their Grade I listed apartment, as a family home as well as for them in their later years. They took a long-term approach. We were to ‘do what it takes’ to keep the last of the 1938 bathrooms and get the dramatic concertina windows working again. They wanted a large new kitchen and a study.

Understanding Highpoint’s structure and services, as well as wishing to protect original elements, required a meticulous approach. Archival documents were invaluable as well as access to a basement room full of salvage that the porter had kept over years. We discovered a flat had recently been fire-damaged and stripped-out, the builder’s waste produced a treasure of essential materials.

By piecing together information, materials and components, with the help of historians and skilled specialist sub-contractors, we created a careful restoration and a 21st century home.

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  • Begun: Nov 2011
  • Completed: Aug 2012
  • Floor area: 192m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £123,000
  • Tender date: Jul 2011
  • Procurement: JCT 05 MW, Rev 2 2009
  • Address: Highpoint II, North Hill, Highgate, London, N6 4AZ, United Kingdom

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