Architects Kensal Green
Architects Kensal Green → Your local architects
We believe each client is special and has a story to tell. We listen to your needs and do what it takes to meet your expectations. Combining our energy, knowledge and talents to deliver fantastic client care and strive to develop relationships that make a positive difference to your lives.
Located in North London, XUL Architecture is a commercially minded, client centred architecture practice. We are efficient and responsive, and put particular focus on the client’s experience as well as in finding ingenuous ways of bringing light into architecture.
For over 10 years we have been busy designing and taking our clients projects from their initial sketch through to their successful completion – including project management and interior design.
Architects Kensal Green → Architecture driven by collaboration and lateral thinking
We believe in constant improvement and encourage change. Our lateral thinking allows us to creatively overcome challenges. Our motto is ‘there is always another way’! We always like to explore alternative design solutions as well as finding the right strategy to suit your needs.
We pride ourselves on having a unique outlook that combines our passion for enhancing our clients’ lives, with the ingenious use of abundant natural light; all whilst keeping the practicalities of the project and the realities of the budget in mind.
Architects Kensal Green → 200+ Projects Completed
Our team is comprised of people from all parts of the world, giving us a rich breadth of experience, cultural background, depth of talent and diversity of thoughts. This is accompanied by the added value of having a can do attitude when in front of any challenge. And of course, you can be involved in this creative process as much as you want to be. Design is a dynamic and interactive process!
Architects Kensal Green → Inspired by natural light for better living
Our extensive research is based around finding ways in which we can bring more natural light into architecture. This has a positive impact on spatial quality, sustainability, well-being, productivity and creativity.
Architects Kensal Green → About XUL Architecture
Our clients are at the core of everything we do here. That’s why we have a dedicated team assigned to each project which will manage things on your behalf.
The RIBA Chartered team will include a Director as well as an experienced ARB Registered Architect and an Architectural Assistant/ Designer. All our staff are talented professionals with a vast amount of experience, covering a range of projects from large commercial buildings abroad, to award winning listed residential properties right here in London.
All projects are reviewed regularly by our Directors. We formally review every project in our Monday morning meetings and then go back over them as required throughout the week.
Our Office Manager is always available to help organise meetings, request quotes and provide support throughout your project.
We have invested greatly into putting a number of systems in place to make sure things run as smoothly as possible so we can spend time providing you with an exceptional service.
Architects Kensal Green → What our clients say
Five star service *****
“A totally professional and very approachable team who are so easy to deal with. We had numerous meetings until everything we wanted was put down on paper. Would definitely use this firm again.”
Would 100% recommend
“We looked at four different architects because we were unsure of how much XUL had done in the Hampstead Garden Suburbs. Other practices were way behind in creativity and presentation. XUL saw things that others didn’t and saw the potential of the house. The turn-around time was also exceptional. If I had to do it all again, they would be my architects.”
—Julliette and Michael Overlander
Fantastic Architecture practice
“They get the balance right between listening to brief, stretching ideas and sticking to budget constraints. I would wholeheartedly recommend. They are a delight to deal with!”
A trustworthy and highly creative company
“We experienced XUL as a thoroughly dependable and trustworthy creative team which acted as a supportive partner throughout the project we worked on together. Sebastian got involved in every aspect of the process, and the external consultants he brought in were consistently excellent, contributing greatly to the results achieved. I recommend XUL for any architectural project you may be considering: you will get more than you imagine, including a fulfilling and enjoyable relationship with some deeply committed and creative people.”
Architects Kensal Green → Thinking of Moving to Kensal Green?
Thinking of moving to Kensal Green in North West London? Our guide to properties and life in NW10 will provide all the info you need to know.
Widely considered as one of the most hip postcodes in the capital, Kensal Green holds a huge appeal to young professionals and creatives while also providing a great setting to bring up a family. From its location to its pricing, there’s a lot to love about the area.
The History of Kensal Green
Kensal Green’s first known mention dates back to the mid-13th century, when it was one of the 10 manors of Willesden, and takes its name from the old English for King’s Wood. The area played a significant role in London’s story throughout the centuries since, not least in the 1960s when it became a refuge for the first Afro-Caribbean migrants.
The area is also a popular spot for people that have been priced out of the nearby Notting Hill, and other regions. However, with a population of under 20,000, the district has maintained its peaceful presence as well as its cultural identity.
House Types & Price in Kensal Green
The Kensal Green area boasts a long history and this is reflected by the varied types of properties on the market. Victorian and Edwardian houses are commonplace while the population explosion in the 1960s also resulted in a number of houses being made. There are a number of homes that have been converted to flats too.
Kensal Green architects were also very busy following the 2006 tornado that affected over 150 homes in the area, as well as roads and other infrastructure. As such, there are a lot of new homes as well as older homes that have had extensive work completed to them in recent times.
The average house price in Kensal Green is still relatively high at £767,00, but this is a lot lower than many of the nearby places in North West London. Rental prices are £463 per week. (Per Foxtons)
Life in Kensal Green
Kensal Green is an affluent area that is very popular among young professionals, which is reflected by the plethora of restaurants and entertainment facilities in the area, including the very popular Lexi Cinema. Meanwhile, Queen’s Park and Wormwood Scrubs ensure that there’s a lot of natural attractions to enjoy.
Located in Zone 2 of the London Underground, Kensal Green station offers fantastic transport links into central London while an annual pass to Zone 1 costs £1,404. Bus links and other transport infrastructure are very good while nearby places like Notting Hill and Kilburn have plenty to offer too.
Crime rates in Kensal Green are below average while schooling facilities are good. For families and professionals alike, this is easily one of North West London’s more attractive areas.
Moving to Kensal Green
Relocating to Kensal Green from outside of the capital can be tough, as is the case in all of London, but it’s still possible to enjoy a relatively stress-free move. However, those moving from other parts of the city should have no problems at all.