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CW-A bags planning for Holborn office-to-home revamp

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Work has started on Cousins Wojciechowski Architects (CW-A) recently approved office-to-homes conversion of a Grade II-listed building in Holborn, central London

According to practice co-founder Marek Wojciechowski, the 15 flat, £3 million scheme was narrowly voted through 6-3 by Camden Council’s planning committee ‘following intense debate’ due to its closeness to another residential building.

The project for GFZ Developments includes ‘significant remodelling of the rear façade and courtyard’.


Project data

Architects: Cousins Wojciechowski Architects
Location: Holborn, London
Type Of Project: Residential Refurbishment
Structural Engineers: Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers
Project Architect: Ben Cousins
Design Team: Marek Wojciechowski, Jonathan Kennedy, Tim Blackwell, Stephen Tidy, Ben Flanagan, Vincent Barrett, Owen Carroll, Ron Coll
Client: GFZ Developments
Funding: Private
Tender date: December 2011
Start on site date: February 2012
Contract duration: 11 Months
Gross internal floor area:1,373 sqm. - 14,781 sqft. Gross (1,115 sqm. - 11,999 sqft. Net)
Form of contract and/or procurement:Design Build  
Total cost: £3 million
M&e consultant: Chris Evans Consulting
Quantity surveyor: Coll Associates
Planning supervisor:Goddard consulting
Lighting consultant: London Media Rooms
Main contractor: Carne Contracts
Annual co2 emissions: co2 emissions currently unknown. Project due to undergo Post Construction Ecohomes assessment

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