Highgate Church


The brief was to re-develop an 18th Century church on Highgate Hill, London, into 14 luxury apartments, including a stunning and quirky penthouse.

The site had already been granted planning permission to transform the local landmark into luxury dwellings. Clear Architects were asked by the developer to re-evaluate and improve the design to make better use of the space and the building design itself.

Highgate Church

What We Did

We ensured restoration of the church’s beautiful, original exterior, including significant stonework and restoration of the whole roof (which was absent at the start of project).

The large-scale tracery (Gothic style) windows were restored and incorporated sensitively into this Commercial development.

This ensured the exterior detailing was returned to its former glory while concealing the light and modern window frames behind.

  • Location
    Highgate Hill, London, N6
  • Size
    1300 square meters
  • Status
    Completed April 2013
  • Cost
    £2.7 Million

Design Features

The entire internal layouts were reconfigured, including creating an entire new floor to the penthouse, making a snug/study and en-suite possible to the master bedroom.

We introduced a three-storey glazed link to contain the lift to the apartments, including the penthouse.

We inserted balconies between the original stone buttresses with glass balustrade to retain the original features of the church.

Below these were small original gardens, parcelled for each flat.