Design for the conversion of existing upper floor 3 bedroom maisonette into 2 apartments. Demolition of 1 – 2 storey rear outrigger & replacement with 3 storey element. Remodelling of ground floor to subdivide retail unit & create new apartment entrance.
The property is situated within the Stamford New Road conservation area in Altrincham, characterised by Victorian brick & sandstone detailing and the distinctive complex massing of buildings which have been added to over time. The proportions & layout of the new elements are designed to harmonise with original property whilst allowing the history of the property to be legible.
The retail frontage remains dominant at street level providing vibrancy in the heart of Altrincham town centre.
Black feature metalwork used for balustrades, flashings & windows references the ironwork of the original property. Taking advantage of an opportunity for a dual active frontage was a key aspiration from the town centre neighbourhood business design panel.
A small terrace connected to the FF 1 bedroom apartment provides inhabitants with a private outdoor space.
- construction type: extension & remodelling
- new / remodelled floor area: approx. 270m²
- concept design complete: Sep. 2018
- appointment type: RIBA stages 1 – 3
- special requirements: Stamford New Road Conservation Area
- Planning due Nov. 2018