Exclusive: Architect Colwyn Foulkes & Partners gets green light for luxury residence near Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace Gardens - Colwyn Foulkes

Architect Colwyn Foulkes & Partners has won planning permission from Kensington & Chelsea council for a new luxury residential project on Kensington Palace Gardens.

The scheme, for client Hasib Holding Company Establishment, involves the construction of a new 22,000ft2 home, which will be the first new build at Kensington Palace Gardens for over 100 years.

Contractor Bouygues is understood to be the preferred bidder for the £18m project, which is close to Kensington Palace.

The external façade will have classical detailing and use bespoke materials., with the building designed to achieve level 4 for Code for Sustainable homes.

Colwyn Foulkes & Partners developed the design in conjunction with English Heritage, the Kensington Society and the Crown Estates heritage advisors.

Work is due to start on site in early 2014.

Kensington Palace Gardens - Colwyn Foulkes