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12th Floor, Capital House, 25 Chapel Street, London, NW1 5DH

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A substantial redevelopment of an elegant
cottage on an idyllic Chelsea street.   

Project overview

Scope of works


Private client

Structural Engineer:

Vincent Rymill


FT Architects


60 weeks


240 sq/m

Project Type:

Structures, fit-out


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Idyllic Chelsea Cottage

A quintessential period cottage property located in the heart of the Chelsea Conservation Area required substantial redevelopment to maximise space within close confines. As principal contractor for full scope of works, including the shell & core and fit-out, Knowles excavated a 2 storey basement with each level set at 120 sq/m, completed a total internal remodelling which included floor joists and a beautiful new staircase, plus rear and roof extensions.

We met Robin Knowles and his team for the first time on this project. It was a complicated project – a new double storey basement plus a complete renovation of the upper floors, including removing the spine walls to create more flexible room layouts, and a beautiful new staircase. Since finishing this project, we’ve worked with Knowles on numerous other schemes and it’s always a pleasure. We view them as a safe pair of hands and have no hesitation in recommending them.
Louise Turley, FT Architects