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 the ground and first floor levels of the house. A new basement extends under the entire footprint of the house and 50% of the garden. Basement accommodation will include a cinema and a gym with associated shower, steam and sauna room.
The house will be fitted with a combined heat and power boiler system and a rainwater harvesting system. These will reduce CO2 emissions and reduce water usage, whilst providing a continuous supply of water for irrigation purposes.
The complex planning submission to Kensington and Chelsea included a design, access and heritage statement and a construction methodology statement. Further reports submitted include basement impact and flood risk assessments, a tree survey and a construction traffic management plan.