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The first phase of this project consisted of an extension and a complete refurbishment of a substantial Edwardian property. Our client’s initial brief included a requirement for an open plan family living area with links to a contemporary garden room extension. The extension provides a sizeable garden/family room which links to a new external terrace creating a large inside/outside entertaining space overlooking the city of Winchester and the property’s sizeable garden.
The second phase of this project consists of a two storey extension with accommodation serving as a gym and studio and creation of an entrance courtyard with associated landscaping. Located to the north of the plot the gym area is a subterranean room cut into the chalk hill slope to minimise its impact in the conservation area. The studio floats as a mezzanine form above.
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Extensive refurbishment and extensions to a Grade II Listed Longhouse in the historic village of Ellisfield nr Basingstoke. The design uses traditional and modern methods which accord with the character of the host dwelling. Internally modern linings have been removed and replaced by traditional lime plasters to maintain the breathable nature of the external fabric.
Our role was taken from initial concept through to completion. In simple terms we prepared and submitted planning / listed building and building regulation applications. We then prepared all information for tender purposes and assisted the client / contractor through to practical completion. During the planning / listed building process we were responsible for liaising with the Local Authority Conservation Officer to achieve our client’s desired goal.
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Principle Martin Allman founded the practice in 2004. We are currently engaged in a mixture of new build, extensions, refurbishments, conservation work and commercial projects.
Previous experience with well-known practices such as Robert Adam Architects (Winchester), John Lyall Architects (London), DLA Architecture (Leeds) and Bond Bryan Architects (Sheffield) also gives us the experience of large-scale urban regeneration, education, commercial and high profile residential projects.