SUSD acquired 6 Bathurst Street for an investor and carried out full planning and interior design consultancy services as well as managing the entire development.
The property had been used as office accommodation since 1937 and the building fabric had been neglected during this time and significant damage had occurred to the historic detailing. Grade II Listed in 1975 as part of a group listing for 6-9 Bathurst Street and forming part of the Bayswater Conservation Area. We returned the property to its original use, and restored it respecting the original character and features of the house.
Extensive renovation works were required in order to bring the property back into residential use. Elements of cornicing and skirting, that were missing or damaged, were replaced with bespoke matching elements. The stone staircase was cleaned and restored in its entire extent and the balustrades also restored and replaced where necessary.
The new extension has been enclosed within the yard at the rear of the property, and is not visible from any neighbouring building. The extension provides a gym, sauna and plant at basement level, a study/office and cloakroom/wc on the ground floor, and a terrace on the roof with a section of fixed walk-on glazing. The terrace is screened by high walls on three sides and not be visible from an adjoining property.
Contemporary detailing was considered appropriate for the extension because of the type of accommodation it houses, and because of it’s modern construction. The kitchen and bathrooms all benefit from the same contemporary feel and a passenger lift was installed in order to provide an appropriate level of comfort and amenity for this six-storey family house. The property value was in excess of £6m.