Location:Preston Park, Brighton
Description:A pair of new build semi detached town houses
Client:Home Sussex Limited
Preston Park Contemporary housing scheme
The development consists of a conversion and extension of a dilapidated Victorian villa to form 6 apartments along with two new build houses to the rear.
The Victorian Villa conversion is a sensitvie historic, conservation proposal, which seeks to presrve and enhance the original Victorian structure whilst providing a mix contemporary dwellings. The proposal re-instates an important Victorian Villa within the Preston Park Conservation area. Additionally, Planning approval has been granted at Appeal for two, three bedroom semi detached houses to the rear of the Victorian Villa. The houses are constructed from a pale local brick and are designed to express the structural aspects – This is primarily based on a rythym of structural pilasters and steel beams, along with expressed internal ceiling joists and lanterns. The structural expression references to a utilitarian functional aesthetic but this off set with a series of textured brickbonds and contemporary fenestration. The houses take advantage of thee upward topography to form a stepped arrangement with the bedrooms on the lower parts and the open Living accomodation to the upper level with duel east / west aspect on glazed lantern to the circulation core. Additional key design features include.
Preston Park Contemporary housing scheme provide effective use of a brownfield site to form two modern houses within a historic conservation area.