Laverton Mews is a cobbled cul-de-sac approached through its own arch on Laverton Place, parallel to Hesper Mews (both containing original/ surviving Mews properties) in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Laverton Mews contains 5 properties, used for residential and commercial purposes.
In the past, the area was noted as having a mixture of comfortable living conditions and lower than average household earnings when the London Poverty Maps were first published.
The Mews is part of the ‘Courtfield’ Conservation Area; first designated in 1971 as Collingham Gardens and was subsequently expanded up to 1985. It is an attractive residential enclave surrounded by many major roads, providing a firm boundary to the area meaning further expansion is unlikely. The formal terraces, gardens and wide roads provide an elegant character to the area.
The two storey properties have rendered or painted brickwork facades with a variety of gable and parapet roof styles, surrounded by a cobbled road surface. There are lots of seats, benches and plants present in the Mews, in addition to roof gardens on some of the properties. The entrance arch to Laverton Mews off Laverton Place is a grade II Listed Building.
Originally used as the coach house/ stable accommodation for the main houses on the surrounding streets, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential, though some commercial activity still remains.
Before and since 2003 there have been a few planning applications made for alterations to the properties in the Mews; most notably the excavation of a basement for additional residential living space. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.