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Culford Gardens


This prime residential terraced property is situated within a conservation area in the heart of Chelsea. Lawray were commissioned to internally refurbish and renovate this three-bedroom maisonette, situated on the lower ground and ground floor. Working alongside Fenton Whelan, Lawray provided necessary architectural support for a high-level interior fit out.

The Brief

The existing maisonette needed extensive interior improvements to services and space plan. The reconfiguration of the interior spaces to both floors provided logical hierarchy with improved flow that made living here a whole new experience.
The lightwell to the rear lower ground floor was surrounded by high walls on all sides, resulting in an uninviting space. Lawray transformed this area with a lightwell extension that continued to encourage natural light, whilst providing much needed additional floor area to the new master bedroom.
In addition, new facilities were required to replace the dated versions whilst simultaneously adapting services for the revised layout. Ceiling heights remained top of the desired list and every effort was made by the team to co-ordinate the MEP and AV installation, to minimise service voids that served to maximised ceiling heights.

Our Solution

Through rationalising the footprint of the maisonette, we were able to convert a very confined and awkward property into an elegant and refined Apartment, with higher ceilings and greater natural light.
We worked collaboratively with renowned interior designers; Fenton Whelan who put their signature on the property elevating it to an attractive prime residential status.

Lawray Architects are an affable bunch of people, easy to work with yet still very professional. That’s especially useful for clients who aren’t used to the everyday business of design, contractors and tenders. They approach the job and client as you would like to think you would do yourself with anyone working in unfamiliar territory.

Daniel Shaw

Torch Theatre General Manager