Embassy Lodge, a block of flats in North London was one of the first buildings built by the client’s father in 1965 and his developer daughter’s requirements where that the authenticity and original fabric of the building should be preserved as much as possible. LPA was invited to build a small roof extension, but during a site survey LPA discovered the plot’s untapped potential. The large basement was lying redundant, the apartment layouts were clunky and inefficient and a significant external area lay unused. Confident of maximising the space potential and value, LPA proposed a wider strategic redevelopment. Embassy Lodge was restored and re-configured, adding balconies with views across the park and a top floor penthouse level which increased space by more than 60%. LPA also gained permission for Embassy Mews, a 3 storey new-build comprising of 3 additional apartments, in place of the dilapidated garages. Now two buildings, Embassy Lodge and Embassy Mews face each other across a newly landscaped courtyard. LPA transformed the plot from 11 to 21 homes consisting of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments which were all fully tenanted within two weeks of completion.