Akehurst Street SW15
Within a quadrangle of visually unified residential streets in the Roehampton Conservation Area known as ‘the Grid” a rectangular gap in the street provided the perfect opportunity to infill with two new build family houses in generous plots with long back gardens. The land annexed from land belonging to the adjacent house read had been earmarked for development in the past. Historical research revealed a past masterplan for subdivision into the depth of the site for multiple units. With the aid of robust contextual studies and an architectural solution informed by houses of merit in the area, the practice were able to gain consent for an infill development side stepping the so called ‘garden grab’ policy that often blights cases such as this. Constraints included the need to protect mature tree cover and eradication of knotweed infestations.