Chef Gordon Ramsay won planning permission in July last year to transform his £7 million family home with epic renovations, but almost one year on, the work still isn’t finished
Gordon Ramsay is digging a giant basement with a ‘super-master bedroom’ at his £7m London mansion.
The chef won planning permission in July last year to build the epic basement – which will include a wine store and a master bedroom that takes over an entire floor – but building work was delayed due to the historic trees on the property.
Gordon’s stunning family home in Wandsworth, south-west London is in a conservation area, and construction workers were only able to use “non-machinery tools” to protect the trees – including a Purple Beech tree – from any damage, according to The Sun.
The 55-year-old’s property transformation includes adding a whopping 76 square metres to their family home, by replacing their already massive ground floor extension to expand their basement, adding another bedroom and a boot room in the process.
Work began in September, and the arboriculture survey said demolition and excavation work has to be “undertaken separate to construction, manually and sensitively”, and that construction workers would need an “induction” on how to carry out the work.
The eco-friendly home, which is set to be completed in December this year, will also include “new energy efficient lighting will improve conservation of energy” and “new insulation and glazing will aid conservation of fuel”.
The enormous main bedroom will cover an entire floor, and includes a walk-in dressing room that is in fact larger than that actual bedroom.
The basement will also feature another en-suite bedroom, a study, a plant room – to accommodate all the machinery needed to help keep his home sustainable – and a shower room.
Gordon and wife Tana, who share five children – Megan, 24, twins Jack and Holly, 22, Matilda, 20, and Oscar, 3 – have reportedly been staying at a luxury flat at the Battersea Power Station development, while work continues on their family home.
They originally bought their London mansion for £2.8 million in 2002, and have since carried out numerous renovations to the property.