The Victoria Mews project is a renovation of
a three bedroom mews property located in Kilburn, London. The existing accommodation was situated over two levels with an additional roof storage level accessed by a ladder. The property was in need of visual renovation and suffered from condensation, rising damp, poor air tightness and no insulation in the floor, walls and windows.
The designs were developed to have minimal external visual impact and retain the unique character of the mews buildings. The proposed plans did not change the external walls, but instead gutted the property internally and created a new floor level without needing to raise the roof.
A new stair has been designed to link all three levels and create a triple height space. The stair has been clad in birch plywood to provide a visual link to all the spaces of the property. An innovative approach has been used for the stair layout, the second flight spirals within the first flight of stairs creating a lofty space in what would have otherwise been an enclosed property.
The result is a residential property fit for the 21st century and capable of adaptation for future changes. The property has been completely re-imagined without the need for extensive demolition.