The project looks at the Partial Demolition, extension and conversion of an existing the pub/restaurant and adjacent B&B accommodation block into 4 residential dwellings. The proposals have been sensitively designed to retain the important historic appearance of the core building and provide replacement accommodation which complements the original vernacular and creates a unified architectural composition which appears at home within the landscape.
Natural stone is used in all main facades, with stone tiles being used for roofs. The new single storey outriggers to two of the units are finished in off white render to help distinguish between each dwelling whilst providing visual interest and emphasising the archaeology of each distinct building phase. This distinction between all phases of the buildings construction is important in continuing the buildings story.
The building layouts are largely predetermined, however the site has been redesigned to provide a layout which adapts the existing features, such as access and planting to create four attractive and practical residential curtilages. Each house has a private garden immediately adjacent, with nearby storage for cycles, bins and utility equipment. Each house has its own detached garage which have been grouped close together, near to the existing buildings and against the background of the conifer tree plantation to minimise their prominence.
LOCATION: Mellor, Stockport