Gus Alexander Architects is an architectural practice based in Smithfield in central London. Most of our work is for private residential clients, although we also work for a number of boutique hoteliers and for a specialist Housing Association which offers sheltered accommodation for single, homeless people.
The majority of our work is remodelling and extending Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian houses and flats. Most of these are in conservation areas, and about a quarter are Listed Buildings. We offer a personal bespoke architectural service and can either advise and provide drawings required to obtain local authority consents and approvals, or we can offer a comprehensive service which also includes overseeing construction work on site and managing the financial and contract arrangements with builders.
We hugely enjoy adapting premises to meet the particular requirements of the individuals living in them: composers struck with the midnight muse, grannies moving into the garden, bankers taking up bookbinding.
We’re known for taking a robust attitude to planning authorities, and some consents have needed three or four applications before approval has been forthcoming.
We like to introduce appropriate builders to clients at an early stage to establish a realistic budget. We find that this ensures that the construction process is one that is collaborative rather than confrontational. Our overall project cost is usually in the range £75,000.00 – £1.25m.