Fulham Planning Success
Shape Architecture has received planning approval for a Fulham basement extension in Melrose Gardens. The project is a contemporary design with many interesting features and represents our 16th planning permission for a basement extension in Fulham.
A key feature of the project is the elevational treatment. Long strip window openings to the flank wall serve to flood the middle of the building at every floor level with natural light. Behind the largest of these windows is the feature stair to the property. This helps, through the stair void, to bring light and views still further into the interior.
As large window openings on side elevations can be planning sensitive, these windows were submitted as a separate planning application.
Having met the planning officer on site we were able to discuss the benefits to both the appearance of the facade and quality of space internally and in addition the way in which consideration had been given to issues of overlooking and how these contemporary features sit in the streetscape. It was on this basis that planning permission was granted.