Eddystone Road

An ambitious and complete rebuild and extension of a late Victorian terraced house in Brockley, south east London.The existing house suffered from the addition of poor quality extensions and structural problems. The ambitious solution is to completely rebuild the house. This rebuild is to be achieved with a design of uncompromising high-quality architecture.

Our proposals responded to the local context and the predominance of poor quality permitted development extensions. Looking to maximise the potential of the property a detailed analysis was undertaken of the rules that allow such development. The proposal radically challenges what can be achieved with this most typical of house extension types and then takes it to another level by rebuilding the whole house. The approach taken has built upon the work we outlined in our RIBA article published in spring 2017.

The roof additions are composed of a zinc clad main element, covering the entire main roof of the house. This dark metal finish is set against a white glass box, formed of cast glass planks, which will contain a bathroom. Through the use of high quality materials and construction detailing the additions will form a bold, positive addition to the house, in stark contrast to the poor quality additions typically seen. The new front elevation will be a simple and elegant brick façade with large modern windows.

Proposed ground floor plan

The ground floor is proposed to be extended with a side return, creating a large kitchen / dining space that will connect to the garden via large sliding doors. This generous connectivity of spaces is extended throughout the property with the ability to open up spaces balanced with the possibility to close rooms, creating more intimate spaces.

Aerial view of roof extension
The ambitious proposals provoked an interesting discussion with the local planning authority and resulted in a positive outcome. As well as achieving a consent the local planners are interested in using the project as benchmark for quality in the borough.

We are appointed to provide full architectural services to the completion of the project.

Existing - front of house
Existing - front of house
Existing - side return
Structural engineer :
Approved inspector:
Party Wall surveyor:
SD Structural Associates
FPC Surveyors Ltd