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Gaskell Avenue


Private Client






JEM Consulting Engineers Ltd -


Reimagining the past

A great opportunity to invest new design life into a beautiful, historic Grade II Listed Building. Comprising a major rear extension, attic and basement conversion there isn't one part of the house that won't be affected by this sensitive but bold upgrade. Utilising a modern flare but within the principles of conservation, this residential scheme celebrates the building's existing fabric in a unique and interesting manner.  

The extension will open out a new light filled top-lit kitchen with a bespoke box window seat which will open out into the terraced garden. Combining the kitchen and the dining room into an open plan entertaining space with large sliding folding doors connects to the garden and enables inside/outside living. The original building was defined at the rear by a unique first floor gable over hang clad in painted timber. We worked with this unusual feature harmonising the ground floor extension with the original rear wall to create a stronger sense of this gable punching forward of the rear of the building. Despite being an original feature of this historic building this has a distinct modern flare which we are very proud of.

Update 09.07.2020 - We are finally approaching practical completion. With only a few final snags to take care of we look forward to being able to share finished photographs of this wonderful project in the very near future.

Update 01.10.2020 - And we're finished! Practical Completion achieved and the Client is in full possession of their incredible house. What a project, with a Listed Building it's impossible to know what you're going to find and this house had some surprises! Eventually touching every single room and comprising what amounted to a full renovation, the project has produced a contemporary counterpoint to the beautiful heritage details.

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