Track Record/Recent Wins

Islington/ Islington House Transformed

154-Rear Extension

HEAT have achieved success in a tricky planning application to rebuild a rear extension in a sensitive street in Islington; adding a floor to the rear extension and creating a full width extension at the lower level. This image shows the rear of the house before and after. The alterations required conservation area consent and consent for tree works from Islington Council and HEAT had to calculate the effect of the extension on the neighbours’ sunlight and daylighting. The house was completely transformed internally; where it had been narrow and dark, planes of glass bring in borrowed light and create a sense of space. The staircase was rebuilt so that the ceiling in the opened out basement could be flat. As project architect Michael Feinberg says “This was a tricky three dimensional jigsaw puzzle  requiring very careful detailing and accurate construction, but the end result is a transformation”.

Project 154


Listed Building/Outside London/ Country House Extension


Sometimes it is only necessary to make small changes to a layout to unlock the plan. In this beautiful detached Regency house in Berkshire we were able to rearrange some of the circulation routes and internal walls and create a free flowing plan that brought every room into use and made it possible to come up with great furniture arrangements.

An internal lift and a glazed breakfast room extension completed the scheme which was granted planning consent by Wokingham Borough Council.

Project 151


Developer/Kensington & Chelsea/ New Apartment Created from Nowhere

With the pressure on housing in London it makes sense to maximise the space available. HEAT have won planning consent for a new flat in an existing mansion block on High Street Kensington that has been created out of a collection of store rooms and utility rooms that were no longer required as plant size reduces. This spacious self-contained two bedroom flat with en-suite bathrooms, concealed lighting, built-in furniture and a solid oak front door seems to have appeared from nowhere and substantially enhances the value for the building freeholders.

Project 099


Developer/Kensington & Chelsea/ The flat that came from nowhere


A large residential apartment block in Kensington had once had a live-in porter, but had changed to external staff years ago. In the lower ground floor, the porter’s flat had been mothballed and forgotten. We opened up this time capsule and combined it with redundant storage spaces to create a spacious and light two bedroom flat with its own self-contained entrance. HEAT obtained planning consent from Kensington and Chelsea for the conversion and brought a new apartment into being, apparently from nowhere!

Project 144


Kensington & Chelsea/Permitted development/ Chelsea house underway


A new project is on site in Chelsea. Principally an internal makeover of a terraced house; all the alterations will be accomplished under permitted development. Internal walls are being removed in the basement to open the space up and allow a new kitchen and family room to be created. Upstairs a fireplace focal point is being created where a chimney breast had been removed.

Project 157


Developer/Lambeth/ The Loughborough Hotel


Three Victorian pubs once faced each other across this busy intersection in Lambeth. The upper floors of the Loughborough Hotel had been converted to flats, however the bar remained, boarded up and untenanted. This area is certainly up and coming, but our drawings were still pinched from the front door step where we had left them when our back was turned. HEAT worked with surveyors Fleurets to obtain a valuable residential use for this building and bring 3000 sq ft of space back into use with an innovative contemporary design.

Project 138


Westminster/ Marylebone Mews


In an elegant mews near Marylebone High Street HEAT have obtained planning consent to create a spacious basement and remodel the house completely creating a new kitchen and family room in the double height basement with five bedrooms upstairs all with en-suite bathrooms. At the top a new roof terrace was permitted. Outdoor amenity space is at a premium in this kind of property so this was a valuable addition to the scheme. Fitted furniture and interiors have been designed in detail to maximise the available space internally.

Project 110


Listed Building/Outside London/ Arts and Crafts House in Surrey

125-West WIng

HEAT have obtained planning and listed building consent for new dormer windows and an attic conversion at this charming listed country house near Godalming. Built by Ernest Newton in 1911 in a blend of modernism and Arts and Crafts, we researched the correspondence with the architect and builders from when the house was built and tracked down the original suppliers of the roof tiles and the windows in nearby Haslemere commissioning replicas so that the new interventions blend seamlessly with the original.

Project 125


Developer/New Build/Wandsworth/ Business Centre Success


On the site of a former removals depot in Wandsworth, HEAT have gained a valuable planning consent for 15,000 sqm of new light industrial floorspace over 32 units. The site was designed to be readily navigable with a subtle design and branding that helped make the site easy to understand. A steel frame with flexible interior spaces allowed the maximum  development potential from the site.

There was a strong focus on sustainability with sustainable, recycled  building materials, grey water re-use and on-site solar generation.

Project 086


Developer/Kensington & Chelsea/ Notting Hill Development – Updated


This infill development had won consent at appeal a couple of years previously and HEAT were asked by the developers to re-examine the scheme from a commercial point of view. The consent was for a mix of flats behind traditional façades and HEAT, having considered the demand in the area and the layouts, opted for the opposite approach –  infilling the site with nine small houses to match the urban pattern in the area behind contemporary façades, with large windows. HEAT held preliminary negotiations with the conservation team Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea who were exceptionally helpful, and established feasibility prior to the sale of the site.

Update: HEAT have obtained planning and conservation area consent from RBKC for this valuable scheme.

Project 077