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Camden Refurbishment

We undertook the Camden Refurbishment project – a warehouse conversion in London – to transform an old space into a modern flat. This was our second project for the same developer, following a successful venture involving 5 flats on a nearby site. However, before proceeding, our client required Planning Permission from Camden to change the use of the building to residential. Most of the structure had already been converted to flats over the years, but this unit still served as the office for a Camden design agency. As the residential market was thriving in the area, applying for a change of use seemed like a wise decision.

Flat, Conversion, Refurbishment, Conservation Area

We collaborated closely with the developer to devise a design that would make a great flat, maximize ROI, and align with planning policy. Camden supported our planning application, and we secured full planning approval.

Preserving the character of the building in the new flat was crucial. We retained the exposed beams and concrete ceiling and made a design feature of the old bricks. We lightly sandblasted the bricks to give them a clean finish while maintaining their aged look. To add to the industrial feel and heritage of the new flat, we kept the existing steel windows for planning purposes. The kitchen was designed in a warm grey tone to complement the old bricks, while frameless fire-rated pocket doors separated it from the rest of the flat for fire safety and a smooth flow of space.

Internally, we optimized the space to include a large living room and two bedrooms. The bathroom was spacious and airy, complete with a steam room shower. Throughout the flat, a new walnut floor finish created a warm ambiance and unified the space. We specified industrial fixtures such as cast iron radiators and uplighters to match the look of the area. The project was finished in just 16 weeks, avoiding items with long lead times to enable the flat to hit the market and generate a return for our client as soon as possible.

Our design maximized the value of the space for the developer, while keeping construction costs low. Money was well-spent on parts that would add the greatest value, such as the kitchen and bathrooms. The flat was subsequently sold for a record price per m² in that part of Camden.



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