Putney Chapels is a locally listed building surrounded by Putney Lower Common and a historic cemetery, left derelict for at least 30 years. The building was in extremely poor condition.
This is a conservation project championing sustainability, as we aimed to rescue the building by repairing it and providing imaginative re-use as a dwelling annexe to the nearby cemetery lodge, securing its long-term viability.
Works included gentle internal re-arrangement, breathable insulation, innovative secondary glazing and a new natural ventilation strategy. Conservation works included carefully repairing roofs, stonework and stained glass windows and use of hot-mixed lime mortar.
Project location: Wandsworth, London
Completion date: July 2017
Building size: 76m2
Construction cost: £420,000 +VAT
Construction type: Stone
Building use: Residential
Architect/designer: Roger Mears Architects LLP
Client: Oonagh Wohanka
Contractors: AD Marcom
Consultant: Dale Ingram (history), Greendoor (building control)
Sub-lime flooring – limecrete & recycled foam glass gravel (Ty Mawr)
Roof insulation (Kooltherm, Kingspan)
Flooring & staircase treads (Osmo UK)
Rooflights (The Rooflight Company)