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The Terraces Penthouse


Queens Terrace is a prominent address in Westminster, London. We were brought in to extend the existing seven storey mansion block with the aim of creating a beautiful new home for our client.

The Brief

Our brief was to design an additional two penthouse apartments that totalled 4500 sq ft, creating an additional long-term investment for our client in the form of the second penthouse extension.

Our Solution

For this project, we took inspiration from the original external art-deco style of the building, replicating its features closely with the flowing large brick bands continuing as part of the extension.

Using this approach allowed us to successfully secure support from the Planning Authority as it kept the aesthetics to historic accuracy.

From a building perspective, it allowed us to maximise the use of the existing roof space, giving a subtle opportunity to introduce a modern intervention internally. We gave the client luxurious living spaces and the inclusion of large panoramic windows which created fantastic views across the city of London.

I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to comment on the contribution made by Lawray Architects to the recently completed Combined Services Centre in Llandrindod Wells. As lead consultants on a project with three separate stakeholders, their role was always going to be challenging. I was however, very impressed by the professional manner in which they succeeded not only in delivering a quality final product, but also in balancing with skill and patience the competing demands of their three ‘clients ’throughout both the planning and construction phases of the project. From a Dyfed Powys Police perspective, we were very satisfied with the design solutions offered and the ensuing facilities have received complimentary comments from the occupants

Perry Simpson. Capital Projects Manager

Dyfed Powys Police