Rigby & Rigby secures rare planning permission in Notting Hill
Rigby & Rigby has worked closely with a private client for the last three years to secure a complex and unusual planning permission. In one of Notting Hill’s most reputable and sought-after Mid-19th Century squares, the property is a Grade II listed building overlooking the wild flowers and rose garden of the private square.
Historically, the property was classed as an office space in the heart of a predominantly residential area. Rigby & Rigby collaborated directly with the client to strategically apply for the change of its use into a single residential dwelling by demonstrating its unsuitable use as an office space. Additional applications were also granted for internal and external alterations, including removing a paved parking area at the rear of the property and reinstating the garden in its place. The careful restoration of garden features, including the pollarding of the protected Lime Trees, will enhance both the building and the character of the conservation area. Furthermore, the application granted the restoration of its original boundary with traditional bottle balustrading and restoring the external façades to return the property back to its former glory as a residential villa.
The interior space plan for the property focusses on addressing its poor configuration by removing modern partitioning and restoring its existing fireplaces, cornices and shutters. The home incorporates a family living room, playroom, gym, library, formal reception, study, dining room, 6 bedrooms and a cinema.
Alongside Rigby & Rigby’s construction and interior design teams, the architecture studio is looking forward to transforming this space into a spectacular family home which maximises its potential by improving accessibility and the external and internal spaces. For Rigby & Rigby, the key to the success of this property is creating a living space that meets modern expectations but is in keeping with the style and character of this Grade II listed building.