The design team originally investigated an extensive refurbishment and extension scheme on the site. To make any redevelopment viable this necessitated considerable side extensions and a two to three storey significant extension to the rear of the existing property.
The design team proposes to deliver this as a small row of mews buildings located to the rear and detached from the existing building. These units are arranged in a staggered terrace form to break up their mass, to offer private space for each unit and to respond to the constraints of the site.
Arranged to orientate all the living space to the south west, the scheme has non-habitable windows facing towards the existing building as to ensure that privacy for all parties is respected. These new dwellings are modestly sized two-bedroom units that offer a different product to the market, aimed primarily at the first time buyers, providing a much needed addition to local housing stock.