Conversion of former ‘Queens’ theatre to a single family residence, Queenstown Rd, Battersea, London.

The site was difficult, having a very narrow frontage (1.7m) and large depth with only one conventional escape route exiting at the front onto the road.The building was two storeys at the front (the lower storey was a corridor) and the rear was designed to be developed into an unusual single family, three-storey residence, mainly open plan double volume on two floors. Light tubes were to be used to bring natural light into the interior. I surveyed the building, negotiated modifications with the architect, and prepared a carefully argued fire safety engineering strategy which was accepted by the District Surveyor. Click here for more information on architects brief and solution

Client: private developer. Architect: Douglas and King