RIBA Chartered Architect

CIAT Chartered Architectural Technologist





© Alan C Riley


Flats . Residential


One detached property originally occupied this large corner site on the main Bedworth to Coventry road.  It was overgrown and surrounded by many trees, three of which to the main road were listed for conservation.

The developer required the maximum density to be accommodated upon the site but with careful consideration of the location and sensitive detailing. The prominence of the corner plot on the road leading out of Bedworth suggested that this should be dealt with carefully and an early decision was made to ‘turn’ the corner using the flats.  The high pitched roofs of adjacent properties would allow the design to incorporate rooms within the roof and raise the profile of the building allowing it to turn the corner.  Tall glazing units to the roof space provided a resonance with both the adjacent timber framed properties and the history of Bedworth whose industry had grown up out of the weaving, hosiery and hat industries.  Although the project did receive objections planning permission was granted on appeal. 

It has also subsequently received an award for an ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Built Environment’.


Finished Development: At Night


Outstanding Contribution to Built Environment Award