Coleherne Mews

Digging a basement under a mews house with no front or rear lightwells is no small challenge — particularly when your client wants that basement space to feel both light and connected to the mews above.


Scope: Full rebuild and new basement
Location: Kensington, London
Type: Private House
Duration: 12 months
Services: Planning
Status: Completed 2014


We undertook the complete redevelopment of this Chelsea Mews House for an ambitious developer with spectacular results. Planning conditions prevented the use of external light wells; we responded by using cleverly placed internal glazed floors, borrowing light from the rooms above and allowing visual connections to be made between the living spaces.