Wycliffe House is a Grade 2 Listed former church in Ilford on overlooking the beautiful Victorian Valentines Park. With Ilford soon benefiting from London's most valuable ever transport project, Crossrail, Ilford was soon to be connected to the new high speed rail service reaching all working hubs in central London and reaching as far as Heathrow Airport. Confident of the regeneration the area would undergo and the new buyer profile that would be attracted to the area, LPT were very excited to be regenerating a decaying building of such historical value in the area. Having been converted into an office, in an area of London where there was no demand for large offices, Wycliffe House had fallen into disrepair. With most of the floorspace divided into very large open rooms, including a seven meter vaulted ceiling and numerous large church windows, LPT believed in it's potential and envisioned a way the building could be sensitively sub divided, whilst respecting it's protected heritage features. Coupled with an outdated 1980s extension at the rear of the property, LPT carefully crafted a master plan that would stitch together this multi levelled building into a fully residential compliant scheme.
Employing two of London's finest architects, Lydon Goode, LPT sought the best possible design team for this extremely delicate and precise project. The architects were David Lydon, celebrated for buildings such as the new Royal College Arts campus in Battersea and Simon Goode, the lead architect managing a team of 40 architects for the £550 million regeneration of the world renowned Grade 1 listed King's Cross station, including it's large contemporary retail extension. Particularly with Simon's expertise in renovating the most UK's most valuable listed property renovation of all time, including a large adjoining contemporary extension, LPT felt it had sourced the best possible architect to be leading the design of this intricate project.
Successfully receiving planning for this wonderful building, Wycliffe House today contains 19 wonderful apartments, breaking all sale records for £ per m2 in the local area. These luxury apartments have served to regenerate a listed building in decline and coupled with it's modern extension have brought life and longevity back to this beautiful protected building.