‘Broadlands’ Newcastle, Staffs

The practice was commissioned by private clients to redevelop this woodland site occupied by a rather bland 1950’s detached dwelling to provide a new ‘Georgian mansion house’ style family home in this much sought after locality. Due to the site being within the Greenbelt early discussions with the planning authority were difficult and protracted in respect of the permitted increase in size of the replacement dwelling and also the method of measurement of the increase.

For this reason the client enlisted the services of local Chartered Town Planning Consultants’ John Rose Associates’ to help substantiate the size of the proposed replacement dwelling through national planning policy and precedence although despite this several re-designs were necessary before consent was obtained. Despite being initially designed to adhere to the true principles and proportions of Georgian architecture the final scheme gave way on much of this to result in the pseudo-Georgian solution which finally gained approval. Due to the nature of the site it was alos necessary to involve the services of a local arboriculturalist to advise on, and liaise with the LA over, the removal and supplanting of the trees.

We provided a full traditional architectural service to our clients (RIBA work stages A to L incl.) and oversaw the construction of the project by Staffordshire Moorlands based Broadstaff Construction who won the contract via traditional competitive tender. The project was commenced in March 2009 and completed in October 2010.