Penthouses, St John’s Wood

“This was an extremely challenging project, the planning process and the build were complex and demanding, James and his team rose to the complexities – we are looking forward to working with them again.”

Rob McGregor, Seqoya

Project Description:

Planning permission was obtained for a pair of two storey duplex apartments with extensive terraces. These float over the original 1960s apartment block which remained fully occupied in the build.

Each apartment is entered by direct lift access at seventh floor level direct into living accommodation. A sweeping toplit helical staircase connects to the bedrooms on the sixth floor below. Most rooms have access to sumptuously planted private terraces.

Planning was won at appeal for an eighth floor. Thus a sun room and terrace were sunk into the roof form allowing the northern apartment stunning, long distance views across the city.

Prefabricated techniques were employed to minimize time on site and disruption to residents. The exterior is finished in render and copper composed to break up the mass of the extension.