Willes Road

Honouring Courage

The heritage of a street built for war veterans prompted a design adding 30% extra floor space compared to previous plans, while avoiding overdevelopment.

Development
3x2400sqft houses
Density
95 units/ha
Gdv
£5.6m

Added value

30% gia extra / £0.8m gdv

A BIT MORE DETAIL

A plot on an elegant Georgian street in Camden had already received planning permission for three new townhouses but Autor was able to demonstrate that less is more by proposing two residences instead. The extra width for each property increased the sale value by 31% while the local planners commended the approach for its sensitivity to the local area.

An analysis of the surrounding urban condition uncovered an inherent repeating pattern of duplex and triplet houses. Discovering this precedent led to unlocking the site for the client and ultimately increasing the profit, while making for a better built environment for local residents.

Autor always conducts a significant amount of research into an area, no matter the scale of the project, to ensure that projects are appropriate for their context.

Willes Road