West Lancashire Design Awards – 20 Granville Park, Aughton

NC Architecture are proud to announce one of our projects, 20 Granville Park, Aughton as the winner for the Small Residential Category of the West Lancashire Design Awards.

20 Granville Park lies to the South East part of the Granville Park Conservation Area, which is characterised by the detached and semi-detached Victorian Villas built in the late 1800s.

We sought and obtained Planning Permission for an existing 1920’s bungalow, to be altered and extended to create a two storey dwelling and demolish an existing detached garage, to construct a new garage connected by a lightweight single storey glazed link. Approval was also sought and granted for new entrance gates, driveway and associated landscaping.

The existing property was a detached red brick (with timber clad and rendered elements) bungalow, with some roof accommodation. The detached garage was rendered to the front elevation with a grey rough cast plaster finish to the rear and side elevations. Both structures were in poor condition and in an overall state of disrepair. A careful design process was followed by NC Architecture, which resulted in a well-defined mass that was sympathetic to the surrounding area and exhibited well proportioned elements.

The contemporary design references and compliments the original Victorian Villas in the Conservation Area, with its steep roof pitches and dormer windows breaking through the eaves line, two storey bay windows and detailing around windows. The roof has varying rooflines and harmonious elevational details, such as protruding bays and porch, chimneys and dormer windows. This is sympathetic to the surrounding properties and also typical to the Conservation Area. The choice of materials and level of detailing provides a high-quality design that is attractive, but also sympathetic to the eclectic architectural language of the immediate locality and the wider Conservation Area.

The combination of the careful design process, sensitive massing and choice of materials, has resulted in a truly magnificent property that sits well in the Conservation Area and provides a highly-desirable family home.