The property, is an exemplary specimen of French Renaissance-style architecture designed by T. Archer and A. Green, built by Stanley G Bird. The assessment aimed to determine the cost of reconstructing the property to its original design, should it suffer damage or destruction. This report provides an overview of the key findings and recommendations.
The RCA recommends a base Declared Value (DV) for the building/estate to be over £60,000,000, including VAT on works. This valuation does not account for inflation, and it is noted on a Day One basis.
The terrace comprises ten houses, constructed with Bath stone, slated mansard roofs, and decorative features characteristic of French Renaissance architecture. The exteriors boast symmetrical design elements, projecting end bays, ornate windows, and pilasters. Notable architectural features include prostyle porticoes, canted window bays, cast-iron balconies, and large dormers with round-arched lights. The end houses feature attic storeys with tall mansard roofs.
The interiors of the properties have been sumptuously refurbished, preserving period details while incorporating modern amenities. Features include silk wallpapers, traditional light fittings, runner carpets, handrails with wrought iron balusters, skirtings, dado rails, elaborate mouldings, and coving cornices. The properties vary in size and layout, with many spanning multiple floors.
The assessment includes external areas such as front lightwells, flank boundary passage, and rear courtyard gardens.
The assessed figure represents the cost of reconstructing the property, considering demolition, debris removal, temporary shoring, and professional fees. It is based on estimated building costs, calculated using IPMS 2 (formerly GIA) measurements, following RICS Property Measurement 2nd Edition and IPMS guidelines. The estimate assumes the building’s use remains similar to the existing one, with reconstruction to the original design using modern materials and techniques. Compliance with current legislation and statutory requirements is assumed.
Given the property’s listed status and location within a Conservation Area, any reinstatement would be carried out in collaboration with the Local Authority Conservation Officer. This includes using specialist materials and craftsmen to meet conservation demands.Contact Us