We are delighted to have submitted a sensitively designed, contemporary multiple-housing scheme in St Helens, for Planning Permission. The plans include demolishing the existing farmhouse and outbuildings, to be replaced with eight new dwellings, designed sympathetically with the surrounding area. The proposed material palette is a balanced mix of traditional and contemporary materials. The use of traditional red brick and slate tie the buildings to their context, while the use of charred timber and zinc exhibit its contemporaneity.
Walls will be generally built in red brick, with the ground floor brickwork stepping to add interest. The ‘multi’ red brick chosen has varying shades, giving the elevations some dynamism, whilst also referencing nearby farmhouses. The proposed bays on the detached units and the infill panels on the semi-detached units, will be charred timber, giving the houses an agricultural edge. Roofs will be tiled with slate effect tiles, while the dormers will be clad in zinc for a traditional look.
By drawing on our specialism in this area, we have carefully designed elevations to reduce the impact of the development on the openness of the greenbelt.
The ground floor will accommodate a lounge, a small toilet and open plan kitchen and dining with ancillary storage. The first floor will accommodate the master suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom and one bedroom with en-suite shower room. The second floor will accommodate two bedrooms, a family bathroom and storage space. Careful consideration has been given to the internal layouts, so they provide generous accommodation in high quality spaces, whilst making the most of the orientation and views.