Three new speculative townhouses facing onto a Grade II listed wall enhance the Bloomsbury Conservation Area. The building volume steps up so that the townhouses read almost as one-off houses. There is a nod towards the adjacent Georgian typology in the simple façade treatment and the choice of a brick, the colour variation of which makes it appear to have been aged.
Internally, the accommodation is split across three floors with an open staircase made possible by the installation of a sprinkler system. A roof terrace is accessed via a copper pop-up staircase.
The severe constraints set by the conservation area and the demand to avoid overlooking a park set the architects an almost impossible task, but they have dealt deftly with each challenge and produced a fine piece of domestic architecture.