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Grange Street Social Club, St Albans


Following constructive pre application discussions this St Albans Conservation Area project includes the refurbishment and change of use of the former Grange Street Transport Workers Social Club. The development additionally comprises three new mews houses to the rear of the original clubhouse. These new homes are designed using a palette of local natural materials but with some modern contemporary thinking. Carefully positioned large format glazing and opaque glazing overcome issues of overlooking and the proposals respond positively other planning policy constraints in this very tight landlocked site. Weathered zinc cladding and decorative pergolas add to the bespoke city centre urban ambience of the proposals. Work starts Spring 2017.


 
 
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Gladstone Road Watford


This tricky end of terrace wasteland plot in Watford has numerous constraints and challenges. These early concept ideas think of the building as a collection of ‘containers’ arranged around a covered but open circulation core. The form of the building fits neatly on sloping ground and with subtle alignment on the street, it turns this corner site with interest from all viewpoints.


 
 
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London Road St Albans New Shops and Offices


These new shops and offices are due to replace existing buildings on this important St Albans City Centre Conservation area site. Offering 4500 sq ft of new shops and 6000 sq ft of new offices, the building will make an important addition to the city economy. The designs are deliberately in keeping with the late Victorian street scene using traditional materials in a traditional way. Due on site 2017.


 
 
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Contemporary Terrace, Hoddeston


Behind these relatively modest traditional elevations some bold features mark these houses out. Upon arrival at the front door you have sight over a semi basement double height reception room. This basement kitchen/living space has direct access over a private sunken rear patio. Upstairs there’s a full width formal lounge with views over private gardens. Bedrooms are planned with proper dressing areas and lofted ceilings. These properties sold well in these most difficult of economic times.


 
 
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Castle Street Luton


We are very excited to post planning approval granted October 2014.  This challenging Luton site is constrained by busy roads and a Grade 11 Listed church building. We wanted to create high quality high density flats using a duplex arrangement. These properties have dual aspect so that each apartment benefits from quieter living spaces facing away from the road. The duplex plan allows us to reduce the number of corridors inside the building providing more space for useful accommodation. The building steps and curves, literally ‘moving away’ from the Grade 11 listed church as if it were following the movement of the traffic. We like the way that corridors are expressed on the building facade and how the pattern of windows adds to the sense of movement.