Conversion of a detached house in Blackheath, London including Hydrotherapy.

Clients Deputy:

Simpson Millar Solicitors

Architect & Cost Consultant:

ARA Architects (Specialist Disability Architects)


Mother and daughter (daughter with CP)

Property as Acquired:

1970’s built detached property in Blackheath, London

Proposed Conversion:

Full conversion and refurbishment of a detached house in Greenwich including a new build hydrotherapy facility. Adaptations include:

  • Full adaptation of main property including door widening, levelling of floors and extension for equipment storage.
  • Clients bedroom with en suite (specialist washing and toileting)
  • Therapy room
  • New Hydrotherapy Annex
  • Raised flower beds
  • Hoisting in bedroom to en suite, therapy room and pool area

Contract Sum:


The Project:

The property was originally built within a forested area next to a quarry making the ground conditions unstable. Significant structural designs were required to enable the hydrotherapy facility extension to be built including, not only deep piled foundations but also a subterranean piled retaining wall to keep the neighbours property safe and stable during the pool excavations.

Complex programming enabled the internal refurbishment and the new hydrotherapy wing to be completed concurrently on the very tight site.

Works were completed on time and to budget by John Ford Group working as part of the Professional team and very closely with both the architect and structural engineer consultancy.