Award-winning new build in Georgian context.
This private residence was the Georgian Group Award winner for new build. The project involved rebuilding a fine house at the end of a historic London terrace in the northwest corner of Canonbury Square.
USL carried out the external construction of this four-storey property including ground floor and basement façade. The construction work included stonework, brickwork, structural steel framing, slate roofing, hemp fiber insulation, hardwood doors and double glazed sash windows, glass walk on roof-lights, cast iron rainwater goods and decorative metalwork.
“There is something deeply satisfying about giving back to mutilated terraces their proper form and dimensions – in this instance the beneficial effect is magnified as the terrace sits in a square, so a regained sense of enclosure is added to the mix. Plenty of damaged Georgian terraces have been pieced back together with anaemic, half-hearted infill, but this project does far more than pay lip service. It is an extraordinary accomplishment in an ordinary environment.”