RIBA Chartered Architect
CIAT Chartered Architectural Technologist
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
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