Site Work Progresses at Fife Road

Despite the challenges of COVID-19 and the ongoing labour and materials shortages, site work is progressing well at one of our residential projects in Sheen, ideally located along the northern border of Richmond Park.

The original house on site is semi-circular in plan, which we are extending along the same line in tandem with internal refurbishment and a separate basement contract.

The client has supported a bespoke and flexible approach to design, allowing us to work collaboratively with the contractor and client to address discoveries on site as design opportunities rather than obstacles. Each element of construction – from the geometry of the ceiling to the profile of exposed rafters – has been carefully considered and refined in a process of iteration between designer, contractor, and client.

This flexible approach has also allowed us to use a full range of media to explore design ideas, including physical and virtual model-making, sketches, measured drawings, site sketches and isometrics.

The main bulk of the construction work for the extension is now complete, with internal works progressing well.