Archive for December 2014

Planning approval in St. John’s Wood

Dyer Grimes Architecture has planning approval for a double basement property in St. John’s Wood. We’re delighted to have been granted planning permission by Wesminster council to proceed with a new build on Grove End Road, including a luxury double basement. Such basements have been banned in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Under…

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A House Becomes a Home on Montague Road

The floors have been swept, the walls have been painted and Montague Road has come to life. In just under a year, this Building of Townscape Merit has been transformed from a typical period house into a bold blend of old and new. Our client wanted to give a fresh identity to their already impressive…

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Anatomy of a Building – Denys Lasdun’s Royal College of Physicians

To commemorate 50 years since the opening of their building, the Royal College of Physicians recently held a memorial lecture and dinner in honour of its architect, the often misunderstood genius Sir Denys Lasdun. The event was part of the “Anatomy of a Building” exhibition and it was an inspiring night of good food and…

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London Basements: The Good News and Bad

Last month, Oliver wrote about the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s plans to restrict basement development and why we think it’s a short-sighted and counterproductive knee-jerk reaction. Long story short: basements provide an uninstrusive and convenient increase of floorspace and value, while – thanks to advances in technology and design – being just as…

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