Following a recent Planning Appeal, permission has been granted for much needed Hampstead family housing on a disused site at New End, North London. The proposed development of 17 apartments provides a variety of unit sizes, the majority of which are designed for families. The site incorporates luxury amenities such a generous landscaped private garden to the rear which frames Christ Church, and discrete on-site basement parking to keep the street clear of cars.
Whilst contemporary in its architectural approach, the proposal recognises the sensitive location of the site by reflecting the massing and proportions of the local architecture, and using materials and detailing which are characteristic of the Hampstead Conservation area.
The scheme was developed over a period of five years during which KSR Architects worked closely with the Camden Planning Department and undertook numerous public consultations with the passionate Hampstead community to create a development which contributes positively to the local area.
We are delighted that the Planning Inspector and media recognised the designs sensitivity to the local heritage and the more interesting and balanced appearance it contributes to the area.