The refurbishment of a three-storey mews building features a glazed frontage and vertical green wall
London-based March & White has secured planning consent for the reconfiguration and refurbishment of a three-storey mews building in North Belgravia, London. The former office at 18-20 Headfort Place will be transformed to residential use for property developer Grosvenor.
March & White was founded two years ago by Elliot March and James White and the practice specialises in hotel and restaurant design, private homes and residential developments.
The second floor will feature a glazed frontage across one side of the house, flooding the interior with natural light. A bespoke-designed wooden staircase with glazed balustrade will lead up to a new roof extension. This will provide a living area and an external roof terrace located at the rear of the mews building. The terrace will accommodate a vertical green wall, which is designed to support a variety of planting.
The project incorporates sustainable design features and is designed to achieve EcoHomes rating of Very Good. The existing Welsh slate from the mews will be reused on a roof that integrates water-saving devices. Handmade lava foam tiles are specified in all the bathrooms to create a natural finish.
Work started on the project in September with the demolition of the existing mansard roof, allowing the addition of a contemporary roof extension to start shortly.