This classic mews property constructed c. 1830’s forms one end of a terrace of similar properties on the north side of Southwick Mews originally serving as coach-houses and stabling yards to the principle terrace on Star Street to the north they have long since been converted to a mix of residential and offices with this property in particular having been left in particularly poor repair letting down the mews elevation. Southwark mews terrace is located between the grand boulevards of Westbourne Terrace and Sussex Gardens and falls within the Bayswater Conservation Area, our client wanted to convert the property currently used as office and residential to two terrace houses by excavating a basement under the entire property in order to form two 4 storey houses. The design allowed for one property to be larger than the other allowing for the client’s desire to rent one to market and live in the other. The front elevations were carefully designed in conjunction with the local authority; it was in poor condition and the decision was taken to take down the elevation and re-build it to provide a new façade in London Stock brick with contemporary joinery that provides full glazing behind a folding set of security doors in keeping with the cart doors of the original façade at ground floor level. Internally the plans were designed around staircases that were used to bring light down from the roof and natural light was brought into the basements from cut-backs set in the ground floor. Kitchen and Dining accommodation is located in the basement, entertaining accommodation is set over the ground floor and sleeping accommodation on the floors above with the principle master bedroom and en-suites on the top floors. The project successfully gained planning permission and a full package of information detailed and produced to take the project to site.