Westgate receives award at the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards 2017
For the second year running leading Chichester Architectural Practice – Pullen & Wells Architects received recognition from the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards. We gained a Highly Commended for a scheme to extend a Grade listed cottage in Chichester .
Our brief was to refurbish and extend this delightful eighteenth century Grade II listed cottage in Chichester, providing our client with desired additional living accommodation without detracting from the historic character and charm of the property.
The palette of materials used were to match and complement those of the original cottage with details carefully considered to provide optimum quality. Led by Trevor Pullen this project was sensitively designed and detailed to ensure the new living areas worked naturally with the original cottage. A delightful secluded courtyard was created at the heart of the scheme which has been a pleasure for the client in the recent warm weather.
The Sussex Heritage Trust judges commented:
“A well-executed scheme that maximised the potential of the site and displayed great skill in negotiating the planning hurdles. The project provided excellent value for money and the compromises necessary to achieve that requirement were well managed.”
One of the skills of the architect working on Grade Listed Buildings is to ensure that the new extension appears as if it was part of the original building. This can be achieved not only through use of the same or complementary building materials, but also in considering the proportions of the new extension. Big, overbearing extensions look out of place and certainly would not gain approval with neighbours or the Planning Department. We aim to design buildings which work to our clients’ briefs as well as complement the street scene.
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