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Harpenden Apartments


These apartments were granted planning permission replacing existing dangerous structures with subsidence problems. Here 14 new flats provide 4 additional households over and above the eight existing dwellings. The site is unusual being built into the ground to a depth of two storeys on two sides. The solution was to provide duplex apartments at lower levels which benefit from good natural daylight. All parking is beneath a new landscape garden at the rear of the development. The apartments are designed in a traditional style in keeping with the street scene. Construction will start soon.


 
 
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Inkerman Road St Albans Conservation Area


Spen Hill Developments Ltd wanted to extend this Victorian street in the St Albans Conservation so as to enclose one side of a new development site. The project involved infilling between existing properties whilst extending the original street. The project additionally enabled better pedestrian permeability and created a new quiet urban landscape area. The proposals were granted permission within eight weeks and were constructed on time.


 
 
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Greenlawns Harpenden


A former petrol station site in Harpenden made way for this development of town houses and flats. The houses blend a traditional style with some contemporary elements. High level inset balconies provide a wonderful outside space to lofted bedrooms all of which have wonderful countryside views.


 
 
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Trevellyn House St Albans Conservation


Once a grand family house this Listed Building became the Youth Hostel Association HQ and then a re development opportunity. Set amongst large grounds with up to 70 protected trees this site also came with Conservation Area constraints. The main house was subdivided into gracious freehold properties and new flats and houses were set out to form a courtyard and garden setting. Garages were positioned remotely amongst the large forest trees that characterise this lovely place.


 
 
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Modern Barns, Buntingford, Hertfordshire


We used the footprint of existing derelict barns (set within the Buntingford Conservation Area) to create these new barn style terraced homes. The houses are designed to fit into their Conservation context by using traditional materials but in and interesting way. The success of the scheme was the blend of the traditional and the new creating an attractive place to live that will improve over time.