The Crown & Anchor

  • Sector: Residential & Interiors
  • Client: Private
  • Location: Clapham, London
  • Construction Cost: £400,000
  • Size: 264m2
  • Status: Completed

The Crown & Anchor pub in Clapham Old Town had been closed for over five years when we were asked to design a scheme to convert it into two large flats with a basement. After extensive planning negotiations, due to it being in a sensitive Conservation Area, we achieved planning consent for the change of use into a single family home.

We excavated the basement to the full footprint of the site, creating the largest space possible. Natural light is carefully brought into the basement from upper floors via the glass stairwell, internal roof lights and a newly created sunken garden. The discrete elevations to the streets conceal private and dramatic interior spaces.