Wakefield Street Townhouses, London
Client: Great Marlborough Estates
Architect: Piercy & Company


The proposed development comprises of 3 town houses in a sensitive area in Central London. They are adjacent to a number of Grade II listed buildings, a Grade II* listed Historic Gardens and bounded on one side by a Grade II listed wall. Each of the houses have single basement level, two floor level above ground and a roof terrace located to the front of the properties.


The sub-structure is formed by using contiguous piled walls and by underpinning the Grade II listed wall. During the excavation works archaeologists were heavily involved due to the historical findings in the area. After installation of temporary propping to the piles and the underpinned wall, the rest of the project was done in traditional “blue sky” approach. Load bearing masonry walls and localised steel stability elements and flat reinforced concrete slabs were used for the ground and first floors. 


The internal timber staircase is one of the main features for the houses. PJCE assisted for achieving the architectural visual requirements for them.


RIBA Award for Wakefield Street

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