133 Pepys Road

The new, double-fronted design
Mark Dyson writes:

Enclosure is the architecture practice for the proposed remodelling of Lydart House at 133 Pepys Road [an enormous Victorian villa in Telegraph Hill] and we will be presenting the scheme at Haberdasher’s Aske’s (Pepys Road Site) Dining Hall next Saturday morning (5th July) at 10.30am.

The current building
We have installed display boards in the lobby window at the Telegraph Hill Centre and the Hill Station so that people can familiarise themselves with the proposals before the presentation.

The effect of the work will be to convert it from a building providing six apartments (some one bed and some two bed) into one providing two family townhouses, a two bedroom flat on the lower ground floor and two three bedroom apartments to the east and west sides of the upper floors. The villa occupies a significant site within the Telegraph Hill Conservation Area and while the area is notable for the fine standard of its late Victorian buildings and urban layout, the house itself is an awkward design which sits uncomfortably on its prominent location. We hope properly to address that challenge.

I will be attending on behalf of Enclosure Architects (and as the architect of the scheme), as will Mr Marcus Everard, the owner of the building. The presentation will be moderated by Malcolm Bacchus of the Telegraph Hill Society and we are hoping that a representative of Lewisham Planning Department will also attend. I hope interested residents will join us.