This award winning design was a bespoke development with the St Paul's Diocese of Salisbury converting a derelict undertakers and Victorian school into a selection of 15No 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and 5000ft2 of coffee shop and community centre for the diocese. As this was a city centre location, parking was a premium requirement and so we decided to install a basement car park facility.
This was complicated due to the landlocked nature of the site and required over 15 separate party wall awards with underpinning works required to adjacent Victorian residential structures. The community centre provides a charity run coffee shop on the ground floor and conference and training facilities for numerous charities and groups mainly based within the Salisbury area.
This speculative build development comprised 12 apartments in the coastal area of New Milton overlooking the Isle of Wight. The entire development was completed within just 9 months and the majority of the units were sold off plan. The site was recognised by the local authority as a prominent example of architecture in the area and the quality of the development was reflected by the prompt sales of the site.
A smaller speculative development, this unique opportunity was to develop a former farmhouse and its adjacent land. Planning concerns were raised due to the nature of the history of the site and the small village setting that the site was located in. The site had a derelict 300 year old cob farmhouse and a large green area to the side. Whilst the local authority allowed a higher density of the site and the demolition of the original farmhouse, we decided to renovate the farmhouse and create a single new dwelling on the site.
Attention to detail from the architects included having a shared central driveway synonymous with old farmyards, a garage design to look like a stable block and a hand made brick and tile chosen for both the buildings. The original cob building used a period grit and lime mortar whilst the new build used a modern sand a cement mortar but, with the same brick, gives a subtle design detail bringing a synergy between the development. Both of these units were sold off plan.