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Residential Development Architect

Atelierdb works with a number of small scale residential developers helping identify commercial gains to be won from replanning existing properties to complete demolition and reappraisal.

We are highly skilled Architects providing imaginative designs in focus with developers requirements to ensure return on investment is in balance with good design and planning.

The image herein shows a recent development on Lavender Hill Battersea, close to Clapham Junction train station. ADB helped the developer to quickly appraise this impressive end of terraced historic asset, specifically providing floor by floor layout studies to maximise the number of apartments with each having quality design solutions and touches.

The ground floor commercial unit was reduced in size to allow for a rear duplex apartment to be created linked over ground and basement level. Basement works were undertaken to maximise the footprint at the rear of the site to achieve the required minimum space standards.

A new feature stair link was created internally within the Commercial Unit affording a better design arrangement more appealing to the end user market allowing the unit to achieve better rental values at basement level.

Rear lightwells were created through the floor plan to bring natural light and amenity space into the apartments whilst ensuring privacy was maintained.

Amenity spaces were added to the rear of the apartments by creating external terraces above ground floor. The top apartment enjoys amazing views towards the river and north west London. A side dormer window was added to the hipped roof, providing stair access to the top floor duplex apartment with the living kitchen and entertaining accommodation being provided at this top level.

We can provide quick appraisals for developers in line with National and Local Planning policies and typically remain involved to the completion of the build on site.


August 27, 2021


Full RIBA workstages, planning application, space planning, technical coordination, delivery




Design Planning Coordination Delivery





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    We used Atelierdb to design and project manage our kitchen extension. We found David extremely professional and with great attention to detail. The design process was tailored and iterative to ensure we met our objectives wherever possible, and the project management service was invaluable to keep us on track (and sane!) during the building works. We are now delighted with the new living space that it has achieved for us.

    — Zoe Lelliott


    It has been an absolute pleasure working with Atelierdb from the initial planning and design of the project right through to completion. Not only did they deliver on the brief, they managed to exceed our expectations on what could be done to the space (whilst staying within budget!). The entire process remained stress-free thanks to the ongoing communication between Atelierdb and the building contractor, allowing the project to be completed on time and to a very high standard. Highly recommended.

    — Danny and Lara Moody


    We appointed Atelierdb to re-design our house prior to a full renovation. We were extremely pleased with the service, David and his team provided many layout possibilities, they were flexible and professional throughout and always had solutions. I would highly recommend them.

    — Jennifer Pitt

    Heaver Estate Conservation Area

    We're very happy with the basement living space which was created as part of a larger renovation of the property. atelierdb helped us focus on the relevant issues at the relevant time and were particularly diligent in administering the building contract.

    — Stewart Quinn

    Northcote Road Battersea

    We have recently completed our kitchen extension project and I can only recommend David and his team. The support and patience during the design phase was great and the project management and support during the construction has been really helpful. They turned an idea into an amazing living space.

    — Michela Bariletti


    We have since moved into a larger property and project and we are now working with atelierdb for the second time.

    — Carol O'Gorman