David Newton Associates : Consultants for the Conservation and creation of Unique Buildings
Projects: New Extension,
The main range of this grade II listed town house retains a plan form and roof structure representing a fine open hall house, now altered and added to over the centuries. The rear range running along the boundary was likely originally a workshop or kitchen.

The client has sought to improve the arrangement of the disjointed kitchen accommodation and to add a new space which better connects to the garden. The low-ceilinged, poorly lit kitchen has been rationalised with storage pushed to the un-lit side to maximise daylight whilst the circulation has been straightened with attached lean-to utilised to provide more improved access to the exterior.

The new extension has evolved into two distinct forms to assist with the gradual progression from low, dark kitchen to the light, lofty space of the garden room. The modest, low segmental roof of the intermediate breakfast room allows the form of the original kitchen wing to be preserved whilst emphasising the modern, light filled garden room space. Both elements are planned as timber structures utilising a range of natural and engineered timber products to produce a calm, contemplative contemporary structure.

Existing ground floor plan Proposed ground floor plan
Proposed side elevation Proposed rear elevation
Proposed side elevation (from neighbouring property) Long section through kitchen wing
Cross sections through extension Model of extension
Model of extension, view from neighbouring property Model of extension, end on

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