Grove View Apartments, Highgate

Conservation with a Contemporary Twist…

Lying within a North London Conservation area this extensive project consisted of the facade retention of an 18th Century Church, whilst the interior structure was completely demolished. The building was extensively underpinned, piled and a complex steel structure inserted within the existing external walls. The resulting 14 apartments incorporate the retained features of the church and are finished to an extremely high specification with the latest fixtures and fittings, including scene lighting, Italian kitchens and solid wood floors. Further to this we installed an air source heat recovery system to each apartment, which recycle exhaust air from kitchens and bathrooms to heat both water for the underfloor heating and bathrooms and kitchens.

Though not listed, the building is historically significant and a large portion of these works involved the careful restoration of the Bath Stone façade and the use of sympathetic materials to compliment the requirements of the local Conservation area. The large west facing main window of the old church was painstakingly restored to incorporate it seamlessly both into the common parts and as part of one of the apartments.

Location: College Lane, Highgate Road, London NW5 1BE

Client: Apteral Developments

Contract value: £2.5M

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