Mews development to rear of listed building in town centre
There are often parts of towns that you would never be aware of unless you had reason to visit. This site, accessed via an archway on The Square is just such a space. Located at the end of a mixed use Grade II listed building, the courtyard site presents a quiet urban enclave. A high wall behind means any dwellings will be single aspect, but the positive to that constraint is that the wall faces south. Using this to our advantage we designed a small development of one and two bedroom contemporary cottages.
Each has a shallow plan form to ensure all habitable rooms enjoy the benefits of the south facing, (front), elevation. Design options also include reverse level accommodation, with the upper storey having high ceilings following the underside of the roof to give a sense of space and style to the main living areas. Rooflights in the north, (rear), slope of the roof bring a consistent level of natural light to further enhance the quality of the spaces.
Planning and Listed Building approval was successfully obtained in 2013, following which the site was sold to a developer who we are now working for. The project is expected to be on site in summer 2014.
Client: Mrs McGuinness
Status: Planning & Listed Building Approvals Granted 2012