Lees Associates are lead architects for the extension and complete re-design of this mansion villa located on Phillimore Gardens, north Kensington.
This façade retention project (retaining the existing floor levels) has progressed well since last summer. The complex temporary structures supporting the fragile brick shell are long gone, now replaced by a solid steel structure extending up to the mansard roof. With the recent completion of (more…)
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION COMPLETES
Posted on January 20th 2015
Thirteen of the sixteen regional “Pop-In” centres that Lees Associates have designed for The Royal British Legion are now open, including our local branch at the Legion’s headquarters in Borough High Street.
This is a major new look for the Legion and gives them a new high street presence aimed at an increasingly younger generation of ex-servicemen and their families. The developments, include a publicly accessible advice centre, closely linked to new regional and area offices on the upper floors. Members of the public can also find out about the wide range of services and community activities provided by the Legion.
Our design formula has successfully been applied across a range of sites, from listed buildings and conservation areas to modern shopping precincts. Feedback from the Legion has been very positive and we are proud to have been able to deliver this bold new concept to such an important organisation.
Posted on December 21st 2014
Anyone who has ever worked with Lees Associates will know that we are passionate about the CAD software we use. We have used ArchiCAD for over twenty years, recognising it even then as the most advanced, user-friendly CAD package for Architects. Today it remains the market leader, perhaps not in terms of units sold but certainly, in our view, the quality of what it offers. To put it into context, ArchiCAD was a “BIM” product before the term “BIM” even existed. (more…)
Progress update – St George’s Hill
Posted on December 12th 2014
Good progress is being made at our project in St George’s Hill. The structure is complete, the roof is well underway, and M&E first fix has commenced.
The 15,000 sqft prime residential property enjoys one of the premium plots on St George’s Hill, with stunning views over Surrey to the south.
Its substantial basement includes swimming pool, spa pool , sauna, hammam, gym and cinema.
North Wales Almshouses
Posted on January 28th 2014
Lees Associates are currently submitting a planning application for seven new build stone almshouses in the vicinity of a large parish church in a high street location of a seaside town.
Working in conjunction with Luxury Simplified from Charleston USA, we are really proud of this project that will create a collection of beautifully detailed and constructed homes arranged around a communal garden in an urban conservation area.
Progress at Pelham Place
Posted on January 27th 2014
Our refurbishment of this Grade II listed house in South Kensington is well under way on site, with the roof now fully overhauled.
2014 got off to a great start when we were finally granted permission at appeal to carry out a number of works that had initially been rejected by RBKC. These included a couple of successful challenges to RBKC’s notorious Subterranean Development Guide: lowering part of the basement floor under the original house and the rear garden design. We also won permission for a new rear Orangery.
What’s new for 2014?
Posted on January 27th 2014
We’re seeking opinions: what are your hot tips for the discerning high-net-worth home owner in 2014?
Be it new technology, location, decoration, or a new material or product, what do you see as the next luxury or ‘must have’?
As many of you who attended our tremendously successful summer barbecues will know, we have moved to new offices in Southwark Street, just a stone’s throw from Borough Market. We will certainly be making the most of its private roof terrace in 2014. Look out for your invitation to join us at one of our soirées and in the meantime if you’re passing by do pop in and say hi. We’re always happy to give a tour of Borough Market to the uninitiated!
On site in Phillimore Gardens
Posted on January 22nd 2014
Our refurbishment of this substantial property overlooking Holland Park began in earnest on site this month.
Spread over 6,600 sqft, the works include deepening the basement and complete internal reconfiguration. A focal point will be the full-height illuminated glass lift shaft that the main staircase will wrap around.
The house will be launched to the prime rental market in 2015.
The Royal British Legion launches
Posted on January 21st 2014
December saw the launch of the first of 16 new regional ‘pop-in’ centres that Lees Associates are designing for The Royal British Legion. This is a major new look for the Legion and will give them a new high street presence aimed at an increasingly younger membership. The developments, include a publicly accessible advice centre, closely linked to new regional and area offices on the upper floors.
The prototype in Liverpool has received a very positive reception. The next two units in Leeds and Plymouth are about to open and we have another 13, countrywide, on the drawing board and programmed to open later this year. It has been a real privilege to work for The Royal British Legion on such an important project.
To mark the occasion the Legion have produced their own launch video. Check it out: