Located just off London's Kings Road, this Grade II listed townhouse conversion, transformed an outdated, warren-like property into a triumph of space and light and has increased the area by just over a third.

The design team worked closely with the Council and Conservation and Listed Building officers to develop an understanding of evolving policies in relation to basement developments in order to achieve a successful scheme that would not damage the original character of the property.

Our final scheme reorganised the overall layout to achieve a more flowing sequence of spaces and to re-engage the area of the garden with a new subterranean room looking back into the house. The subtle use of double height spaces, internal glazing and balconies, as well as a planted terraced courtyard has resulted in a series of cleverly interlinked living spaces, which cleverly link the new with the old.

EM Tecnica designed all of the MEP services which required careful integration into the building fabric of this listed property.


Chelsea, London


  • Stuart Forbes Associates