The site is located in the exclusive residential and retail district, the Knightsbridge Conservation Area, London SW7 1AE, grade II listed Victorian style buildings which represent the second wave of development of Knightsbridge, undertaken in the late 1860s and early ’70s. It is situated in a residential neighbourhood close to Hyde Park, with access to local schools, leisure, retail and entertainment facilities.
The apartment is used as a single family dwelling. It consists of the3rd floor, 4th floor and the 5th floor (loft).The layout featuresan entrancehall, reception room, dining room, kitchen and a guest toilet on the 3rd floor. The 4th floor is divided intotwobedrooms with en-suites, a wardrobe, hall and a utility room. The bedroom on the rear facade has a terrace. The 5th floor featuresa bedroom and a dressing room with an en-suite.
The proposal is to provide additional residential space and alter the existing internal layout to fit the new functional scheme. Additional residential space would be provided by a small rear extension over the existing 3rd floor kitchen, to house a new study on the 4th floor.Internal remodelling assumesalterations of internal partitions in order to provide a new functional scheme. On the 3rd floor this would be the demolition of the existing internal staircase, conversion of the reception room and the dining roominto two bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes and en-suites (one of the new en-suites being in place of the existing kitchen), and the introduction of the laundry room. On the 4th floor, one of the bedrooms would be converted into a family room, with a new kitchenette as part of it, taking one part of the existing hall. The other part of the hall would become additional space to the master bedroom. The entire 5th floor would be converted into living space with the living room, kitchen, dining room and a guest toilette. A new internal staircase would be constructed in order to connect the 4th and the 5th floor. For complete information please see the drawings.