Site constraints included the immediate proximity of neighbouring residential properties on three sides of the site whose privacy needed to be maintained. The challenge therefore was to provide a design solution for the new build that reduces direct overlooking. We have achieved this by angling the windows to re-direct internal views and maintain the council’s urban design principles of minimum overlooking distances.
The design takes its cues from the historic setting through its form and use of building materials. These are applied in a contemporary manner through simple and minimal detailing which provides a delicate balance of new and old.