wavell house, Rossendale


Conversion

Brief

We were originally commissioned by Warwick Investments  to produce a scheme and attain planning permission for a development of 55 apartments. This scheme was sold to the current developer Molloy Hale, as part of the sale it was recommended we were kept working on the project.

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The Solution

Wavell House, formerly owned by Airtours, included a large stone mill to the road frontage, plus a 'U' shaped building at the rear, which was an addition to the property using modern construction materials and techniques.

When converting any building or changing it’s use, a high degree of regulation understanding is needed to achieve compliance for the three main areas of consideration; fire, acoustic and insulation requirements. There are many other aspects, but these three regulatory needs form the spine of how successful a converted building will perform.

All of the apartments were to include individual features where possible, such as Juliet and in-set balconies, internal bridges, mezzanine floors, exposed steel and stone work, high levels of light and high vaulted ceilings. The apartments and communal areas represent a journey through time. Offering luxurious accommodation that includes original design features that are exclusive to the original structure, but with the acoustic and thermal benefits of a modern property.

We introduced Red Cedar cladding to the exterior to soften the buildings appearance. This will eventually turn silver and blend into the natural stone and white rendered walls.The existing white PVCu windows were replaced with contemporary dark grey units, transforming the buildings appearance and creating a desirable look.

The finished result is spectacular.

building conversion Rossendale architects
building conversion Rossendale architects
building conversion Rossendale architects
building conversion Rossendale architects
building conversion Rossendale architects
building conversion Rossendale architects

Proposed CGI

 

building conversion Rossendale architects
Before - Outside
building conversion Rossendale architects
Before - Inside