‘Building Up’ to add space and value

30th September 2020

Ladbroke Crescent

An increasingly challenging housing and land shortage across the capital highlights the pressing need to seek innovative ways to deliver new and improved homes. One such way is to build upwards.

An increasingly challenging housing and land shortage across the capital highlights the pressing need to seek innovative ways to deliver new and improved homes. One such way identified, and increasingly being considered by policy makers, is to build upwards.

Through adopting this viable solution, award-winning developer, Fruition Properties, has delivered yet another rooftop development in Ladbroke Crescent, adding to its burgeoning airspace portfolio.

Harnessing 15 years of development experience, the highly talented team delivered this scheme in partnership with one of the existing owners in the mixed-tenure apartment block, creating another floor and significantly expanding the property.

Fruition Properties successfully managed all elements of the development process including obtaining planning consent, raising development finance and supporting the owner in securing the relevant permissions along with carefully navigating the build in a constrained site with surrounding homes still occupied.

“The disturbance to neighbouring residents was my primary concern” says Justine, owner of the property and joint venture partner, “however I was surprised at how quick and seamless the process was and how accommodating Fruition Properties were during construction to all parties. The development was completed in a matter of months from start to finish, without a single complaint”.

Through the addition of an extra floor, the ordinary flat was transformed into a stunning light-filled duplex. The benefits of rooftop development were extended to the entire block, which was refreshed with a modern uplift. This included re-rendering, adding slate roofing and improving communal areas which in turn has added greater value to all of the remaining units.

“The whole building has brightened up, which, given the hidden location of the block, has changed the whole atmosphere for all of us” adds neighbouring resident Teresa.

Fruition Properties is an established market leader in the emerging field of airspace development. It has obtained planning for and successfully developed several airspace opportunities to date including a restaurant in north London, a pub in Bayswater, a collection of four apartments on top of an occupied block in Putney, as well as a recent planning consent for a unique, first-of-its-kind residential on industrial scheme in Bermondsey. Using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), the boutique developer is well-placed to deliver schemes like Ladbroke Crescent quickly, with minimal disruption for owners and tenants.

We offer a free property assessment to gauge your rooftop development opportunity.

Contact us today on land@fruitionproperties.co.uk or call 020 3828 0109 to speak to a member of our friendly team.