DHA worked with Hawkfield Homes to deliver this deceptively complex development of 7 apartments and a townhouse on a tricky site on the outskirts of Bath.
The project involved the demolition of a large existing 1950's property on a plot within Bath's Conservation Area and World Heritage Site designation and erection of a new 3 storey building with room-in-roof accommodation.
High quality architectural detailing and materiality was critical to the success of the scheme with the extent of accommodation disguised within a building which appeared externally as a large detached Victorian villa, replicating the predominant style in the locality. Utilising the 3.5m fall across the site, a 3rd full storey was worked into the design without the building becoming overbearing on the street scene. A comprehensive landscaping scheme ensured the building slipped into its context seamlessly.
The overall mass of the building is cleverly broken down through the use of split-level roofs, projecting bays and lead canopy structures, giving rise to the impressing that the building has developed over time.
Internally, apartments are fitted out to a high spec and benefit from views across rear terraces and landscaped gardens. This level of quality continues externally through the use of natural Bath stone walling, slate and lead roofing, decorative gable verges and traditional timber fenestration.