Chapter House exterior shot
© David M. Christian
Chapter House balconies
© David M. Christian
Chapter House entrance
© David M. Christian

Chapter House

Situated in central London, Chapter House embodies the architecture of a traditional Victorian mid-Baroque style building, with its restored brick façade, paired with modern luxury interiors to create a new, high-end residential development. We worked on this restoration project with architects Apt for our client, Londonewcastle.

The small but luxurious development is made up of 40 units and is located on Parker Street, close to Convent Garden. Most of these apartments have outdoor space, with private terraces.

The façade retention was a key aspect of this project as the existing brick was a load-bearing masonry wall. The entire existing structure behind the main façade was demolished and a new structure was constructed. The new structure added a single-storey basement and an additional storey, on top of the original five storeys of the building.

The structure’s design was driven by the need to create open plan units with columns ideally located in line with the apartment or partition walls. AKT II’s design team were also able to create a column-free lobby and keep services zones flexible to accommodate potential future needs. Another key element of this project is the floor to ceiling heights, which have been maximised within the planning envelope to capitalise on space within each of the residential units.

A Victorian mid-Baroque style building with modern, high-end residential interiors

LOCATION
London, UK

CLIENT
Londonewcastle

ARCHITECT
Apt

PROJECT VALUE
£30 million

COMPLETION
2019

FLOOR AREA
4,830 m²