Highgate High Street, Camden

A new build house on a prominent site in the heart of a town centre conservation area, one of London’s best known historic centres. There are few recent buildings in the centre of Highgate and modern architecture in a historic setting often generates objections. It did in this case; planning permission was refused, and the client appealed.

  • Client:
    Private Client
  • Architect:
    Birds Porchmouth Russum
  • What we did:
    We provided evidence for the planning hearing, setting out the case that this was a design of high quality that far from harming its historic setting, would enhance it.
  • Outcome:
    The government’s Planning Inspector agreed with our case and planning permission was granted. In 2014 the project won a Royal Academy 2014 AJ Commendation. The house is under construction.
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