A new design is evolving for a single dwelling within the Burwell conservation area. It's a tricky site with an unfortunate planning record, but we think this simple solution that sits quietly within its context will make an amazing small house.
The existing house, one of ten town houses known as the Country Lane Houses, forms the end house adjacent a future green link. The contemporary design for a single storey extension, creates a home office, formal dining and family room, positioned along the southern edge of the site to create a stronger connection to the garden.
Following recent instruction to proceed, we're keen to talk with quality builders that can work with us and structural engineers Peter Dann to realise our clients' project.
Studio 24 travelled to The Halls in Norwich to collect a Regional Finalist award for 'Best New High Volume Housing Development', with our client HTS Estates and project manager Bremner Partnership. It was a great evening and a chance to applaud all the projects, teams and people that had delivered design quality via projects or services.
Many thanks to our building control partners 3c Shared Services for being part of the delivery team working alongside Patrick B. Doyle (Construction) Ltd.
Lawrence House, designed and delivered by studio24 on behalf of HTS Estates Ltd, has been named amongst this years shortlisted finalists for 'Best high volume new housing development 2019'. We are super excited and look forward to hearing the final outcome later this year in July, when the winners will be announced.
Many thanks to the design team, 3C shared services (Cambridge) and Contractor Patrick.B Doyle (Construction) Ltd, who worked with us on the project.
studio24 architects' founder, Mark Richards collected the award and thanked the design team, main contractor Cocksedge and their trades, whom together with studio24 delivered the challenging corner site development.
Photography - Julian Claxton
For us as architects and authors of the designs, it is hugely satisfying to reflect with clients on the decisions they made and the trust they give to us, to deliver a project from start to finish. It is only unfortunate that we cannot help a wider audience of public clients to design and deliver similar projects. However, we hope the design of the buildings will be enjoyed by the people that use and experience them in the future.
We'd like to thank all those that contributed, to both of these projects throughout the process and hope that they too, feel good about what we've created.
Best wishes for 2019!
As we draw closer to this years end, two of these small projects are due to start on site.
Pegg's Cottage is a Grade II Listed building with 20th Century additions. Having considered and dismissed a number of alternative houses and locations, our clients who requested our opinion on design and layout opportunities 'pre-purchase', will shortly commence works to extend an existing breakfast/dining room and remodel the first floor accommodation. New contemporary glazed additions will be complemented by repurposing existing field flint walling to make a stronger connection with the secluded garden.
Ferry Path will also commence some enabling works initially, before getting under way early next year.
The need for improved living space does not only apply to old properties. We are currently pursuing two intervention projects that look to redress the balance of inadequate living space, now common place with new houses. More about those shortly…