Highgate High Street
Planning Appeal

Highgate High Street, Camden

A new build house on a prominent site in the heart of a town centre conservation area, one of London’s best known historic centres. There are few recent buildings in the centre of Highgate and modern architecture in a historic setting often generates objections. It did in this case; planning permission was refused, and the client appealed.

CLIENT:

Private Client

ARCHITECT:

Birds Porchmouth Russum

WHAT WE DID:

We provided evidence for the planning hearing, setting out the case that this was a design of high quality that far from harming its historic setting, would enhance it.

OUTCOME:

The government’s Planning Inspector agreed with our case and planning permission was granted. In 2014 the project won a Royal Academy 2014 AJ Commendation. The house is under construction.