New North Road, London


Direct commission for a new extension and full refurbishment of a two-floor flat in a sensitive location in a conservation area in Islington, surrounded by listed Georgian buildings. The new Corten-clad extension replaces a garage unit, and for the first time gives the flat its own address and front door via the new fa├žade.


The new extension also increases the internal accommodation, making the flat into a generous two-bedroom flat intended for sale to young professionals. The entrance lobby, new bedroom suite and kitchen all face onto the new larch-lined courtyard, accessed via sliding doors. Vertical planting on the south-facing wall of the protected courtyard provides an attractive, peaceful oasis in this busy urban location.


A strategy of calm internal refurbishment and re-servicing retains the period character of the original building, whilst providing a clean and contemporary setting for new occupants to make their own. Painted original floorboards reflect light from large windows giving the main spaces a bright character, with varied views to courtyard garden and street.


Project Source

Private Commission