A project to create a large kitchen / dining / family space that extends into the mature garden to the rear of a 3 storey house in Bromley, south east London.

The client wished to create a new space within their home that would be the focus of family life. An outdoor space that seamlessly connected to the new living spaces was also significant in the brief. The relationship of the building and terrace to the mature garden offered great potential for defining the arrangement and design of the proposal.
Axial view through new living space

The openings to the garden have been divided and shifted relative to one another to break up the wide frontage. A projecting window seat provides a focal point internally that is frames a view to an Acer tree in the garden. Dark timber cladding allows the extension, that shelters beneath a large Magnolia tree, to merge with the colour and texture of the garden.

The large internal space created, over 40sqm in area, is articulated to reflect each different function. A utility and large cloak/storage area is positioned at the centre of the house. The kitchen is positioned centrally and has a work/study area adjacent to it. The dining and family areas are within the top lit new extension, with direct access to the garden.

We were appointed to provide full architectural services, developing detailed design for tender and construction based on a traditional building contract. The project was completed in May 2017.

Concealed workspace - closed
Concealed workspace - open
Plan - Ground floor
Structural engineer :
Approved inspector:
Party Wall surveyor:
SD Structural Associates
Peter Barry