Collingwood Mews

Collingwood Mews

Services provided: full architectural services
Completion: December 2015

We were commissioned to remodel, refurbish and extend this little coach-house style property that was a subservient wing of a larger villa in Heavitree. The existing small flat had damp issues, was dark, had no ground floor facilities, and made no real use of the sunny little courtyard. We have rationalised and improved the plan to provide a light-filled family room overlooking the courtyard as well as made improvements to the first floor layout to remove earlier poor-quality remodelling.

The extension is timber framed so will be very efficient to heat. It’s vaulted ceiling, skylights and panoramic windows give it a natural relationship with the courtyard that brings the spaces together, and rationalises the darker living room as a comfortable winter snug.

The property is Listed so the design had to carefully consider its response to its setting and materials. Nevertheless a modern approach was taken to the building envelope which has created a simple yet elegant counterpoint to the historic context.

More photos coming soon…