Wimshurst Pelleriti disguises contemporary development with rebuilt west London frontage
RSHP spin-off Wimshurst Pelleriti has completed a development of nine contemporary homes in west London, concealing it behind the rebuilt frontage of an Edwardian terraced house.
The Knightsbridge House development, on Acton Lane near Chiswick, delivers the new units around a courtyard formed by two existing buildings – one of which is three storeys, the other four. The homes are a mix of one-bed and two-bed apartments.
Practice director Leo Pelleriti said securing consent from Ealing borough council had required the street-facing elevation of the terrace to be rebuilt in the “traditional style” of neighbouring recent developments.
“The 775sq m scheme celebrates the contrast of old and new,” he said.
“It is the ideal solution for planning authorities who are determined to maintain the historic character of neighbourhood thoroughfares but understand the importance of providing contemporary homes for a new generation.”
The scheme was created for Antonville Investments and valued by Wimshurst Pelleriti with a project budget of £2m. Project manager was Johnston & Mather; main contractor was Noble House Services.
Pelleriti and William Wimshurst are former RSHP staffers. In 2017 they produced a prototype 26sqm modular home for Richmond Housing Partnership in south-west London.