Heritage consent obtained for grade II listed building in Knighstbridge

Flair Studio gained heritage consent for a conservatory and for extending the lift to the rooftop level at the Royal College of Organists, a grade II listed building located in front of the iconic Royal Albert Hall in Knighstbridge, overlooking Hyde Park.

The heritage consent was granted with minor comments by the Westminster Planning Department over a perdiod of 5 months and was part of a larger process with the Client team regarding the consent for the interior renovation works. The new conservatory will be part glazed featuring large bi-fold doors and transparent glass roof, and part obscured with a standing seam zinc roof and brick work. The standing seam zinc was chosen to replace the lead because it is environmentally friendly and also it is in line with recent roof replacements in nearby buildings in the Knighstbridge area, including the porches of the Royal Albert Hall itself.

The new lift extension to reach the rooftop will allow the residents of the building, a single dwelling house which hasn’t got a garden, to gain accesibility through a panoramic lift and to enjoy an incredible outdooor space with direct views into Hyde Park, Prince Albert Memorial and the Royal Albert Hall.

The 3d model of the listed building has been produced by Flair Studio adopting Heritage BIM techniques (HBIM) utilising a laser scan survey and transofming the information into parametric objects and symbols wich are information rich.

This exciting project entailing a complete luxury interior refurbishment, including new M&E and AV systems, the new conservatory and the lift extension is supposed to start on site in summer 2024. Keep looking here for more information and updates.