RIBA Chartered Architect
CIAT Chartered Architectural Technologist
shops already formed virtually three sides of the square with an office block
to the West. The gap-site had a number of pre-cast concrete garages upon
it which were semi-derelict and a cause of concern for local residents.
The centre of the site formed a parking area for the new and existing
flats. To the East, beyond the existing three storey flats, is a local
community space with a large pond frequented by swans and geese. The movement
of the sun and the open space made orientation of the units something of a
formality. The most frequented accommodation was placed to the South with
large openable French doors; the less frequented, darker and quieter spaces
were to overlook the parking area. A simple proposal for eleven two and
one bedroom flats was proposed with materials that complimented the adjacent
brick flats with rendered detailing.