4 Flats in the Babbacombe area
Architects: The Howes Partnership
This project required the construction of 4 new flats in addition to the existing 18. It was imperative that the finished article was indistinguishable from the original building. This was achieved by careful planning and consideration of which materials were best suited and orientation of the new dwellings.
Also the existing driveway was remodelled involving the laying of in excess of 40,000 multi-coloured block pavers.
4 high specification flats in close proximity to Torquay Sea Front
Architects: Mike Richards
This refurbishment/new build comprised of the demolition and remodelling of existing stone structures within tight site confounds coupled with the need to keep any construction in line with the art deco appearance of the building.
After initial demolition it became apparent that the steels supporting the four storeys above had deteriorated to such an extent that the integrity of the building could not be guaranteed and required replacement. This involved input from a structural engineer (Gavin Jones - Redstone Associates). Once the steels were replaced the new build could continue resulting in the development of four luxury flats with balconies above for some of the existing flats.
Architects: Robert Seymour and Associates
This extension although small was perfectly formed! It included all external walls being constructed from glass with the appearance of floating steel work above. As excavation proceeded it became apparent that we may have uncovered a site of archaeological importance. After numerous site visits by an Archaeological specialist we were given the green light to continue with the build.
This extension was considered cutting edge with the application of chain for down pipes and glass panels which merged seamlessly into the existing stonework.