A full planning application was submitted to Purbeck District Council to demolish the existing dwelling to provide four detached, contemporary three-bedroom dwellings with under-croft parking.
After undertaking thorough analysis of the site and surrounding context, the proposals were designed to appear as a pair of semi- detached dwellings to replicate the existing pattern of development in the area.
The height of the proposals were carefully considered to limited impact and to obtain views out towards Swanage Bay and the Isle of Wight. The combination of retaining the existing stone boundary wall / hedgerow and lowering the building into the landscape gives the appearance of a two-storey building from the main road and surrounding greenspace.
The material palette were carefully selected to consider their impact on the local vernacular. The elevations consist of locally sourced, dry rubble effect Purbeck stone walls with natural timber cladding with a bronze standing seam metal roof profile and extensive sedum roofing to enhance the ecological benefits of the development.