This project brought together two owners of adjacent properties keen to extend their above shop accommodation for rent. TYA dealt with the conservation obstacles to a double roof extension to house new flats. The properties were extended at the rear to further enlarge the above shop space.
A key to the development was an agreement between the freeholders, mediated by TYA, to share stair access to the above shop dwellings, thereby saving space that would otherwise be wasted on duplicated circulation.
West Kentish Town
TYA, working on behalf of a small social housing group, identified an overlooked site in West Kentish Town, and put forward a complex site development concept, which eventually achieved planning consent in 2002. The site was sold on and the built-out scheme by another developer closely followed the massing set out by the TYA scheme.
The path to a successful site sale for the freeholder was very much eased by the original work on site development done by TYA. The ensuing successful planning application from TYA on behalf of the original clients opened up the site’s value to a much wider range of potential buyers.
We were asked to explore the scope for dense canalside housing working with an exceptionally pragmatic developer and, at a distance, a social housing group.