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Kingsbury Croft


Project Details

£50,000 to £99,999

Alteration to existing property, Within a Conservation Area


Designscape Architects Ltd

Toll Bridge Road , Batheaston , BATH , Somerset , BA1 7DE , United Kingdom

The project is a modern yet sensitive rear extension to a large Victorian dwelling in the Marlborough Conservation Area. The scheme’s primary purpose is to bring as much daylight as possible into the house to the benefit of the disabled client. A utilitarian concrete yard and outbuilding are replaced by a new addition which meets the various challenges of its context, relationship to the boundary wall, split level to the garden beyond, and combining two distinctly different requirements of the client’s brief without one having an adverse effect on the other. The scheme is designed to be clearly identifiable as a new addition. A response in the language of the existing house would detract from its current form and be inappropriate. At the same time it was important to ensure that the proposal responded sympathetically to its location: in height, massing and materials. A new lead clad bay window, suitable for two people to sit and enjoy views over the town to the hills beyond, sits over a ‘garden room’ which links the raised garden with the kitchen. The project transformed overnight the way in which the client uses their home.