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Battersea House in Wandsworth

24 Aug 2023

Architecture: Gregory Phillips Architects

Location: Wandsworth, south London, southeast England, United Kingdom

Battersea House Wandsworth South London

Photos by Darren Chung

Battersea House, South London


The Battersea House project involved the complete refurbishment and extension of a semi-detached Victorian house in Wandsworth. In plan, the unusual wedge-shaped house means that the house is much larger at the rear than the front, with the appearance of a modest house at the front while the end of the garden extends is the width of four terraced plots.

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The house needed a full refurbishment that would include new electrical and mechanical systems, new room layouts, finishes and joinery. Additional space was available by excavation of the basement.

Battersea House Wandsworth London

The Brief

Gregory Phillips Architects sought to maximise the potential of the house by creating extensive new additions at the rear, opening up the house to the garden through modern open plan spaces while retaining the formal reception rooms and more traditional features to the front.

Battersea House Wandsworth London


The heart of the house, the kitchen and informal living spaces overlook the garden which is accessed by a stepped terrace.

Below, a new basement has been introduced which adds an additional bedroom, a gym and wine store with a study and playroom which overlooks the garden from the lower level.

Battersea House Wandsworth

The upper floors are subtly reconfigured in order to create a utility space and a family bathroom on the top floor with the first floor dedicated to the master suite which has an east facing roof terrace to the rear on top the new extension.

Battersea House Wandsworth South London

Overall these alterations have allowed the house to be almost doubled in size to 420m2, while making no discernible change to the front of the house and little impact on the neighbouring buildings.

Battersea House Wandsworth South London

Battersea House Wandsworth South London

What were the key challenges?

We obtained planning consent for the rear extension and basement excavation works. adding a new element to a Victorian House.

Battersea House Wandsworth South London

Battersea House in South London, England – Building Information

Design: Gregory Phillips Architects –

Completed late 2022
Budget £1.8m
Size 420 sqm

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Photography: Darren Chung

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Location: Wandsworth, South London, England, UK

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