Tight Fit

New house shoehorned into very constrained urban site

Local planning authority: London Borough of Islington

This was a particularly constrained urban site. Considerable ingenuity was required in order to balance the safeguarding of neighbours’ amenity with creating a new residential unit acceptable in planning terms. Working with architectural designer James Bartlett, a scheme for a 67m2 house over two floors was developed which met Mayor of London space standards and which ensured privacy both for neighbours and for occupiers of the house. In order to demonstrate that the new house would benefit from levels of daylight and sunlight which were in accordance with BRE standards a specialist consultant was appointed to carry out an analysis.

Planning permission was granted on first submission.