Location: Tolvean House
Providing new circulation to disparate levels for those with limited mobility was a significant design & on-site challenge. The build involved major demolitions with careful design & phasing to introduce major new supporting steelwork without disrupting the external appearance. The finished conversion maintains the building’s integrity, including entrances & major spaces, while also carefully creating new apartments to suit the specific needs of the end user group.
The sympathetic extension provides exemplary layouts, with large windows to bring in the green surroundings while timber louvre screens provide privacy, sun-shading & safety. Finally it forms a new secluded communal courtyard, taking in the mature trees and afternoon sun.