ADAM gets go-ahead for West End mews scheme

Robbie Kerr designs four new houses for the Harley Street Conservation Area…

Westminster Council has green-lighted a four-house scheme designed by ADAM Architecture’s newest director, Robbie Kerr.

The 6,500 square foot project at the end of Dean’s Mews in the Harley Street Conservation Area will replace a mish-mash of differing styles and heights with a quartet of family homes; the “challenging” multi-level site includes two properties deemed “unlisted buildings of local merit”, though the firm’s historic research showed that all in fact were built after 1959 and brought this status into question…

The practice said the traditionally-inspired new dwellings will “remain subservient in scale and detail to the surrounding context” and “help unify this important part of Dean’s Mews”.

The site is owned by The King’s Fund, a Royal Charter-holding charity working to improve health and healthcare in the area.

ADAM Architecture director, Robbie Kerr: “I am delighted that these new homes have received planning permission on such a challenging site. The designs maximise every square foot of the site in creative ways and integrate the latest technology for the demands of today’s modern families.”

Kerr, 30, joined the top table at the celebrated practice last year in the first director appointment since that of George Saumarez Smith in 2004.