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Situated on a busy high-street in Norwood, Streatham, our client desired to increase his rental income by means of extending his property to provide additional residential units above and to the rear.

Project type

Flat Conversion

Planning Permission Flat Conversion

Project Location

Norwood, London

Permitted By

London Borough of Lambeth

Existing Internal Area

95 sqm

Proposed Internal Area

295 sqm

Brief

Our client for this project was a developer, keen to extend their existing building and attain multiple, additional flats on the upper floors and therefore increasing rental income significantly.

We would look to maintain the ground floor as a retail unit, but extend both to the rear and vertically to provide adequate space in line with the nationally described space standards and council policy to provide two additional flats with comfortable living arrangements suitable for modern-day living.

From the existing 2, uncomfortably small 2x bedroom flats, we created a total of 4 spacious apartments, increasing his rental income by more than 300%.

Our Solution

A planning triumph: two additional storeys were added, comprising of a second floor and a mansard style loft space, creating 2 new units, alongside an extension to the rear to improve the layout and increase floor area for the existing two flats.

The challenges of this project laid within its location. Situated on a busy high street, any change to the front elevation would have an immediate impact on the street scene and the surrounding area. Nevertheless, through spatial reconfiguration, design strategies, 3D support, and intensive negotiations with the local council, we were to transform the property on the inside, whilst also adhering to council policies and improving the street scene as a whole.

Summary of Works

Our efforts to get this exciting, profit-increasing project hugely paid off and we were able to provide our client with an incredible 300% of the original rental income. The project was completed and handed over in early 2021, resulting in a happy team and an even happier client. Feel free to drive by and check out the final outcome!

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