Knightsbridge House in Acton, London

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Knightsbridge House in Acton

Contemporary Residential Building Project in UK – design by Architect Wimshurst Pelleriti

29 July 2019

Knightsbridge House in Acton, West London

Design: Architect Wimshurst Pelleriti

Small contemporary development behind a traditional front

Location: Action, West London, England, UK

Knightsbridge House in Acton, London

Photos by Jon Reid

Hidden oasis in Acton

An urban oasis hides behind a traditional Edwardian street frontage in Acton

Architect Wimshurst Pelleriti, in collaboration with Johnston & Mather, has completed Knightsbridge House, a development of nine uncompromisingly contemporary residential units around a central courtyard formed by two existing buildings.

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To obtain planning permission from Ealing Borough Council, the architect rebuilt the neglected street facing elevation in the traditional style of the neighbouring recent developments, preserving the integrity of the streetscape.

Acton Housing for Antonville Investments Limited London

Behind the unexceptional façade, Wimshurst Pelleriti has delivered a modern development of simple, rectilinear forms, enriched with timber cladding and a bold window treatment that brings warmth and character to this hidden oasis.

Knightsbridge House in Acton, London design by Architect Wimshurst Pelleriti

Wimshurst Pelleriti director, Leo Pelleriti, says: “The 775 sqm scheme celebrates the contrast of old and new. It is the ideal solution for planning authorities who are determined to maintain the historic character of neighbourhood thoroughfares but understand the importance of providing contemporary homes for a new generation.”

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Knightsbridge House, for Antonville Investments Limited, comprises five one bed and four two bed units for private sale units around a communal garden tucked behind a busy Acton thoroughfare.

The development extends across four levels in the front building, and three levels in the back building. Together, the two buildings form a cohesive architectural expression focused around the peaceful courtyard with terraces, steps and walkways intersecting across the site.

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Knightsbridge House Acton – Building Information

Professional team:
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Fothergill Engineers
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Noble House Services
QS: Fusion
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Wimshurst Pelleriti

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Photographer: Jon Reid

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Location: Acton, London, England

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