The properties at 17 & 19 Park Square East each consist of a 4-storey mid-terrace townhouse, arranged over lower ground to third floor levels. The properties form the centre piece of the Grade I listed John Nash terrace, located within the Regent’s Park Conservation Area.
"The Diorama consisted of two pictures, eighty feet in length and forty feet in height, painted in solid and in transparency, arranged so as to exhibit changes of light and shade, and a variety of natural phenomena; the spectators being kept in comparative darkness, while the picture received a concentrated light from a ground-glass roof.."
- Historic Building Report for the Crown Estate (March 2014), Donald Insall Associates
No 17 & No 19 were built at the same time in 1825, as part of the Diorama complex. They were built as mirror images of each other, flanking either side of the Diorama following designs by A. C. Pugin & James Morgan, behind the original John Nash façade.
Proposals include the total refurbishment of the properties; a rear extension at ground and lower ground floor levels; and excavation of the existing vaults to create increased habitable space at lower ground floor level.
The aim of this application is to re-instate the original plan form and original use class of the listed building, thus improving it's historic value.
Size 7,530 SQ.FT
Client 17 Park Square East Ltd. & 19 Park Square East Ltd.
Project Manager Quartz Project Services
Daylight & Sunlight Consultant Malcolm Hollis LLP
Party Wall Planner Malcolm Hollis LLP
Heritage Consultant Donald Insall Associates
Structural Engineer Form SD
Quantity Surveyor Abakus Consulting
Rendering Marek Wojciechowski Architects Ltd.