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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 has been a partner of the Corporation of the Church House for over 20 years and in that time has been heavily involved in several large refurbishment projects. The team’s knowledge and skills have proved invaluable in the areas of design, planning and project administration. When redeveloping a listed property, Lawray have ensured that they treat the architecture with sympathy whilst producing space that is effective for modern day requirements. Lawray continues to work closely with our in-house team on forthcoming projects and we would have no hesitation in recommending their work to others.

Mr Ian Bessant, Facilities Manager

The Corporation of Church House (Aug 2013)