Major extension in Stamford Hill

Rookwood Road, London N16


STF secured planning permission in April 2018 for:

  • a seven-storey side extension at ground to (new) sixth floor levels
  • erection of single-storey roof extension to create new sixth floor level
  • conversion of existing ground floor level common room to residential flats
  • alteration to internal layout resulting in six additional residential flats (six additional 2-beds, five additional 3-beds, two additional 4 beds and seven less studio/bedsits)
  • associated refuse/recycling storage, cycle storage and other ancillary works.

In order to avoid the disruption ond cost of extending the existing lifts, the existing top (fifth) floor have been incorporated with the new sixth floor above to create a number of large duplex family flats.

The existing 42 bedsits, 1- and 2- bedroom flats are thereby increased to 48 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom flats, increasing the number of bedrooms from 43 to 69, and bed spaces from 40 to 92.

The new design also creates a sympathetic modern rooftop design which replaces the unsuitable and unsightly metal mansard that was previously approved.