Major extension in Stamford Hill

Sir John & Lady Cohen Court

1 Rookwood Road, London N16
1874 RR
STF secured planning permission for:

  • The retention of all 42 existing flats
  • Conversion and extension of existing ground floor common room to create two residential flats
  • Erection of a seven-storey side extension at ground to (new) sixth floor level, to enlarge the new ground floor flat, and to create five new flats above (first to fifth floors)
  • Erection of a single-storey roof extension across existing building and new side extension to create new sixth floor level, comprising five new residential units
  • Associated refuse/recycling storage, car parking, cycle storage and other ancillary works.

The existing 42 dwellings (35 x bedsits, 6 x 1-bedroom flats, and 1 x 2-bedroom flat) are increased to 55 dwellings with the addition of 4 x 1 bedroom flats, 2 x 2 bedroom flats, 6 x 3 bedroom flats, and 1 x 4 bedroom flat, increasing the number of bedrooms from 43 to 71, and bed spaces from 50 to 100.
The new design also creates a sympathetic modern rooftop design which replaces the unsuitable and unsightly metal mansard that was previously approved.
The proposed materials of the new building will be:

  • Dark red standing-seam zinc cladding to the rooftop extension
  • A pixelated brickwork effect in the side extension will be employed by using diverse coloured bricks
  • New balconies facing the Grade 2 listed New Synagogue opposite, will be dark red zinc to match the new roof cladding.

Construction commenced in June 2019.