1 Duck Lane, W1F

Building Extension, London W1

MFA were commissioned to complete the building extension for 1 Duck Lane in London’s Soho Conservation Area. An original 19th Century workshop at one end of a row of terraces had become structurally unstable due to years of neglect. The council were keen to see the building form retained; however they conceded that the original structure was so severely compromised that demolition was appropriate. After extensive deliberation and consultation with English Heritage, Soho Society, Planning, and Heritage Consultants a replica scheme was proposed extending the building with an additional storey, new mansard roof and basement.

The proposal provides two new triplex apartments with new basement level and interconnecting stairs. A daylight and sun light survey, and acoustic surveys were produced to demonstrate neighbouring residents were not significantly affected by the new proposals.

The residential apartments are designed to achieve Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes including the incorporation of a hot water system powered by photovoltaic cells.

Status: Completed

Client:AK & AK Property Ltd

Floor Area:170 sq/m