Progress at Fairglen is good with completion of the purchases for Plots 1, 2 and 3, and the completion of Plot 5 expected in the next couple of weeks. With further serious enquiries received for the remaining Northern row of plots, which are also nearing completion, this phased development has now moved on to the southern row of plots after securing good sales and receiving a good level of further enquiries.
These four new quality houses were designed by Lilly Lewarne for a wooded site on the outskirts of Truro, nestled between two listed buildings. The design of each individual dwelling has responded to and worked with the existing topography of the site, 3 of the houses will be of a split level in nature so as to reflect the level changes locally to them. All 4 houses are unique in design however the site has been considered as a whole with the same palette of natural materials used throughout. The largest house design has influences taken from the existing dwellings opposite, with an agricultural / courtyard experience, reflecting the character of its setting.
The overall aim was to provide quality traditional homes within walking distance of Truro City Centre combining fine detailing with home comforts.
We have been working hard over the last few months to finalise plans for a new state of the-art leisure complex at The Headland in Newquay which has now been submitted for planning. The new building will be built on the old tennis courts and will encompass a new swimming pool, relaxation area, and external terrace that can be enjoyed all year round open to guests and locals alike. Our drawings and 3D visualisation walkthrough can be viewed at The Headland from 21st – 22nd March, 10am-8pm and any comments on the scheme are welcomed. For more info visit here: The Headland
Lilly Lewarne are pleased to be collaborating with Falmouth University and All Saints Church in Highertown, Truro for a new Community Hub. Architect Patrick Clark met with first and second year Architecture students last month to generate ideas, brief and design. Their initial ideas and proposals were exhibited at All Saints from Thursday, March 9th until Sunday March 12th. For more info on the project visit: The 10-10 Project
It’s been a long journey and a massive effort but we are almost there! Contemporary house near St. Mawes – Designed and led by Lilly Lewarne Practice with P. Chapman Construction’s excellent attention to detail.
Lilly Lewarne are very pleased to announce that a replacement contemporary dwelling on the Roseland Penninsula has been granted planning approval after going to appeal. The proposals were originally turned down in April but LLP felt that the reasons for refusal were not justified and as such advised that this decision should be challenged. The report from the appeal committee summarised that…
“[the area has] relatively complex rooflines which do not maintain a particularly vernacular appearance. In this particular respect, the proposed mono-pitched roof would be consistent with the contemporary appearance of these neighbouring dwellings…[and] therefore conclude(s) that the proposed development [will] have an acceptable effect on the character and appearance of the Cornwall AONB”.
After a negative first round consultation with the local council this new state of the art Sports Hub for Falmouth School received support at the Falmouth Town Council this week. This facility will provide teaching spaces, a gymnasium, social interaction opportunities, high quality changing space and direct access to a state of the art 3G Pitch in line with FA standards. If approved by Cornwall Council this will be a superb community facility for decades to come promoting health and well being for all.
James and Chris were excited to attend the grand opening of Tolvean House recently.
“Everyone was overwhelmed by the design and attention to detail, evident in every aspect of the scheme.” – Advance Housing
Tolvean house had been used for a number of administrative functions since ceasing to be a grand town house, which had involved a number of interventions over the years. LLP were approached by Advance Housing (with the help of Coastline) in 2012 to convert the surviving house and coach house plus look at sympathetic extension options to provide 16 new Extra-Care apartments designed to meet the independent living needs for those with physical and learning difficulties. Particular work was put into trying to waymark places within the building with distinctive features to aid navigation for dementia sufferers within a fairly large building.
With the house’s labyrinthine layout born of several phases of rebuilding, the latest conversion involved some imagination to reorganize the spaces to provide successful domestic spaces. Furthermore the brief drew heavily on the guidance from “HAPPI” ( Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation ) to provide a building fit to meet the needs of people with diverse and multiple special needs. In particular designing the circulation to allow connection of disparate levels for access by those with limited mobility in an economic way was a significant challenge of design as well as on-site.
The construction was undertaken by Mi-Space under a Design and Build contract with LLP novated as lead designer. The initial stages involved major demolitions internally with careful design required to allow phasing of the works to introduce major new supporting steelwork and masonry repairs without disrupting the external appearance and roof.
The finished conversion maintains the integrity of the old house, including entrances and major spaces, while also creating new legible connections between those spaces. The extension seeks to provide exemplary layouts for those with low-mobility, with plenty of light and views from full height windows to bring in as much of the green surroundings in as possible. At the same time natural timber louvre screens provide privacy, sun-shading and safety. Finally the extension forms the third side of a new secluded communal courtyard, taking in the mature trees and afternoon sun for the enjoyment of the future residents.
Lilly Lewarne are pleased to announce that we have secured planning approval for the redevelopment of a brownfield site to provide 14 residential apartments within Truro City Centre.
Image courtesy of Make Believe.