This 33-apartment, Grade II listed, mixed used scheme is back on site after being mothballed in 2008. The complex comprises Bolams Mill, for former maltings Kiln Tower and two new, 4 storey blocks linked by a spectacular glazed stair and lift atrium.
Major restoration, refurbishment and extension of a traditional cottage with a freestanding, oak-framed studio garage in the extensive, landscaped grounds.
The new, traditional-style extension is flooded with light from frameless ridge and roof glazing and floor to ceiling sliding doors.
New house built either side of a Grade II listed walled garden perimeter wall.
In 2004, Giles Arthur was the project architect for this spectacular building that straddles the 4m high Victorian fruit wall. The principal rooms are arrayed to the south of the wall, thereby enjoying views across the landscaped gardens while the ancillary and service rooms are located to the north of the wall.
This project represents the fusion of a listed structure, traditional materials and contemporary detailing.
New-build house with detached oak framed garage.
This eco-house was built to an exceptional airtightness rating of 0.296 cu.m/hr/m² @50Pa which, in combination with an integral MVHR (mechanical ventilation heat recovery) system resulted in a house that is heated by solar gain and its occupants for most of the year. An oak framed veranda, natural stone and slate, zinc rainwater goods, oak cladding and through-coloured render were brought together to create a harmonious yet characterful family home.
A railway water tower inspired extension to the former Rowlands Gill Station House. Winner of the LABC Northern Best Extension Award 2016 and shortlisted for the national 2016 awards in London
The station master’s house was the only remaining building at the former Rowlands Gill Station. The owners were fast outgrowing the house, so we designed a three storey extension & remodel inspired by the galvanised steel / brick water tower that used to supply steam trains at the station, hence the split-level, tower-like, zinc, brick and glass extension with 3 storey curtain wall overlooking the National Trust gardens of Gibside.
The clients were delighted with the finished result as they now have a light-filled, house with open-plan family rooms and plenty of bedrooms for their four boys.
Farm building conversion and extension.
This traditional Northumbrian barn had been inadequately converted in the 1970s so was stripped back to a shell to achieve a highly insulated, light filled family home.
Extension of a traditional pole barn to provide studio/workshop space. This highly flexible home office/workshop with roll-away doors and woodburning stove overlooks the Tyne Valley
Contemporary extension of a traditional whinstone fisherman’s cottage.
This scheme saw the insertion of a contemporary extension into an exceptionally constrained rear yard. Party walls, overlooking, privacy and sea views all had to be factored into the design.