The former Grammar School buildings date from the late 19th century and occupy an elevated position with significant grounds and more modern and less sympathetic extensions.
The brief to us as residential architects was to provide 6 new detached dwellings and to convert the existing historic buildings to dwellings. In all the scheme resolved with a total of nine new dwellings.
The topography lent itself to a number of platforms upon which sit the six new dwellings. The dwellings are vernacular in form and scale and the detailing is purposefully discrete to ensure the new dwellings do not compete with the more elaborate former grammar school.
The project is due for completion in July 2017.