Project - Apt - 64 Old Church Street
Sector - Residential
Technology - Offsite
Company - Apt
64 Old Church Street is a Grade II* listed residence in the heart of Chelsea and was built in 1936. It has been a home and focus for the family of its current owner for more than 40 years. During this time, the building has demonstrated its flexibility, adapting to accommodate the changing circumstances and needs of its occupants through a series of sensitive adjustments that retain the essential spirit and character of the building. Apt have designed an extension to the north end of the building to provide self-contained living accommodation. Employing off-site fabrication techniques minimised the disruption to the existing house and its occupants, who continued to live in the property whilst the works were carried out. Given the sensitivities around the building’s heritage and location, it also enables the property to be reinstated to its original form in the future if desired. The new intervention complements the existing building, whilst carefully maintaining the building’s asymmetry and clear segregation between old and new.