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Eaton Place

Synopsis

Eaton Place forms an integral part of an impressive Georgian masterplan, which characterises this affluent part of Belgravia. Given Lawray’s experience in the Prime residential sector, the practice was commissioned to upgrade and support the full renovation of two luxurious Grade II Listed apartments. The fitout undertaken by Fenton Whelan promotes an air of elegance, fine detail and elaborate finishes that has attracted attention by winning the recent International Design and Architecture Awards 2018.


The Brief

Given the building’s heritage, it was essential that this high-end refurbishment was handled with sensitive care and attention.
The scope involved a full refurbishment and reconfiguration of the internal spaces, increased ceiling height and the relocation of the Triplex stair case to create a grand uplifting experience upon entry into the property. A rear and roof top extension created relaxing spaces and all applied a high degree of design that fell within the parameters of the listed consent. As a team, we accomplished a vision that restored the property back to one of architectural merit after it had been left in a neglected state.

Our Solution

Eaton Place was a complex conservation scheme involving a high degree of co-ordination between Planner, Heritage Officer, Architect and Interior Designer.
Our innovative yet sensitive approach to planning allowed us to replace the existing 1980’s roof top extension that conflicted with the Grade II listing. This modern clad extension remained sympathetic to the proportions and discipline of the Georgian façade with large, openable glazed screens providing a panoramic view of London.
By relocating the staircase and introducing the roof extension, we were able to encourage large amounts of natural light into the property. This internal reconfiguration completely transformed the opening of the triplex, giving it a sense of grandeur befitting its address, situated just across from Eaton Square.

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