The Holmefield House project was part of Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisations hidden Holmes programme. The aim of the programme was to take neglected, hard to manage or underused spaces such as basements, garages or car parks and convert them into new affordable housing.
This project consisted of converting an existing under croft that was subject to anti-social behaviour into three, three bedroom homes.
Description of the Project:
- Design and build construction of three 3 Bed 5 Person
- Dwellings accommodated in the under croft of an existing building.
- The Units were built to span the full depth of the under croft to maximise the natural light at both ends.
- Building the flats within the constraints of the existing under croft presented a number of design challenges throughout the project that were overcome through careful design co-ordination and planning.
- Additionally working in such close proximity to the occupied flats above presented it’s own unique challenges. In order to mitigate the impact of this our project team engaged all of the adjacent neighbours through a series of consultations before works commenced on site, taking on board the views of local residents and listening to their concerns.
- This helped us to tailor our approach and create a project management plan that took their concerns into account allowing us to minimise the impact of the construction activity on its surrounding neighbours.