Surbiton housing

We are just submitted a pre-app for a housing scheme to the borough of Kingston upon Thames. The proposal creates nine units, including flats and mews style houses. The tight urban site in Surbiton, south west London led to the mews design approach for the houses, with narrow footprints. This achieves a…

18 Aug 2016 Posted by AFL in News no comments

Walthamstow housing

AFL have just completed a feasibility study for a housing development in Wood Street, Walthamstow. The site has been identified on the Waltham Forest Council Area Action Plan as one where residential development is encouraged. This scheme provides 18 flats with commercial units at ground floor. All flats are…

07 Mar 2016 Posted by AFL in News no comments

Planning consent received for Essex House

After a lengthy planning process and subsequent appeal, AFL have won consent for a new build woodland house in Essex. The site was difficult in planning terms, as it lies outside the defined settlement boundary for the village. It is also a woodland site, comprised of mature oak trees, all of which…

18 Aug 2015 Posted by AFL in News, Residential Projects no comments

AJ Retrofit Awards 2015

AFL have been shortlisted for the Architect’s Journal Retrofit Awards 2015, which recognises creative excellence in the adaptive re-use of existing buildings. The shortlisted project, Calabria Road, is a residential extension and  refurbishment in Highbury, North London, which was also recently shortlisted for the Architect’s Journal Small…

07 Jul 2015 Posted by AFL in Awards, News, Residential Projects no comments

Chelsea basement approval received

AFL have received planning consents for a large basement extension and refurbishment of a detached Edwardian house in the Royal Hospital conservation area of Kensington and Chelsea. This project was one of the first to be given consent by RBKC under the new 2015 basement regulations. The proposed development includes a full refurbishment of…

09 May 2015 Posted by AFL in News no comments

Listed building consents, Colebrooke Row

AFL have won planning and listed building consents for the extension and sensitive refurbishment of a Grade II listed Georgian house at Colebrooke Row in Islington. The proposals include a 3 storey rear extension with a contemporary glass box to the lower ground floor. All elements…

09 Apr 2015 Posted by AFL in News no comments

AJ Small Projects Awards 2015

Our extension and refurbishment at Calabria Road has been shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects Awards. The awards celebrate the best new architectural projects in the UK completed for less than £250,000. AFL will present the scheme to a judging panel including AJ editor Rory Olcayto, sustainability editor…

09 Mar 2015 Posted by AFL in Awards, News, Residential Projects no comments

Bakerloo Line extension

Transport for London (TfL) have recently announced that their preferred route for the Bakerloo line extension to Lewisham from Elephant & Castle is now via Old Kent Road. If a decision is made to progress the scheme following further investigations, and the necessary funding is…

13 Jan 2015 Posted by AFL in News no comments

Kensington & Chelsea basement policy update

London boroughs have been revising their basement extension policies with reports being produced last year by Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea. The new Basements Publication Planning Policy at RBKC states that ‘basement development in recent years has been the subject of concern from residents’. The requirement to…

14 Dec 2014 Posted by AFL in News no comments

Side return extension

A side return extension to a Victorian terraced home in London will typically create a kitchen around five metres wide. This allows sufficient width for a run of kitchen units, an island and a dining table next to each other. This will create an open plan…

16 Jun 2013 Posted by AFL in News no comments

Hackney House

We have just come back from the ‘Designed in Hackney Day’, organised by Dezeen to showcase a selection of the best architects and designers in the borough. The event took place in Hackney House, a new architect designed temporary structure in Shoreditch, East London. The…

05 Aug 2012 Posted by AFL in News no comments

The London Festival of Architecture is upon us…

The theme of this years London Festival of Architecture is ‘The Playful City’ in response to the forthcoming olympic games. There are hundreds of events and talks across the capital, but our ‘not to be missed’ recommendations include: 1. A brutalist cycle tour that will…

23 Jun 2012 Posted by AFL in News no comments