Influencing the Streetscape
The proposed scheme aims to bring the built mass to the edge of the site boundary creating a defined street edge. The effect of this will be to offer a better quality of public realm by creating a usable streetscape complete with benches to sit on beneath the existing tree to the South- West corner and in front of the proposed extension on Grays Inn Road.
Mapping of Spaces
In the proposal a level of residential accommodation is provided at first floor by converting the existing office space. The office accommodation will move into the lower ground level, which is currently an under-used basement storage area. The existing second floor level (and above) consists of residential accommodation.