william nickerson architectural and interior design

9 Goldhawk Mews, London W12 8PA
Telephone: 020 8749 7900
Email: willie@willienickerson.com
Date: 7th December 2015
Design and Access Statement – re 131 Portland Road London W11
Proposal: Replacement of Rear Ground Floor Extension, Enlargement of 2 storey Closet
Wing, Rear Balcony and Access to flat roof via Roof light.
Dear Sirs,
131 Portland Road was built as a traditional four storey terraced house with a closet wing
c.1860-70 on the west side of this street. The Ground Floor and Basement are currently
used as an Antiques Shop, with the maisonette accessible via a separate entrance.
This application proposes to replace the existing Ground Floor extension with a hipped
roof extension the same size as existing with conservation roof lights providing light,
ventilation and an improved showroom for the shop.
At first floor level it is proposed to replace the sash window with a pair of French doors
and provide a small balcony similar in style to the one at no.129.
The proposal also seeks to extend the existing closet by 1.80 metres and by 1 storey to
provide more usable space for a utility room and an additional bathroom. The windows,
brickwork and roof will all be matched to existing.
From the main stairwell it is proposed to have access to the roof for maintenance
purposes via a conservation roof light on to a flat roof. The rear parapet wall will be
raised to match the one at no.133.
Yours sincerely,
William Nickerson