Darling gets nod for Knightsbridge infill flats


Five-storey block approved to replace almost-hidden mews houses

Darling Associates proposals to replace four almost-hidden mews houses in Knightsbridge with a five-storey block of flats with eight new homes have won planning permission from Westminster council.

The practice’s scheme, drawn up for Cheval Property Management, requires the demolition of the 1980s-built semi-detached homes in Montpelier Mews – a stone’s throw from the Harrods department store – for replacement with the new building.

Despite being two storeys taller than the existing properties, the new block will still be largely hidden from view at street level, even in Montpelier Mews, as the 0.061ha site it is only accesisble via a 3m-wide path.

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