“Having worked with LBA since their inception on a number of projects, the team continuously demonstrate their drive and enthusiasm for their projects and their client’s needs. This was again demonstrated with our Guthrie project where they successfully maximised the development potential and delivered our vision.”
Simon Cook, Square and Crescent
This B Listed property set within a mature garden setting was originally constructed as a School for Boys in 1885. More formerly used as a care home, the large original internal spaces with extensive vaulted ceilings had been carved up into small cellular rooms with numerous layers that had to be peeled away.
This complex existing building presented a number of challenges to the design team in terms of working within and fully understanding the existing fabric and more recent alterations. The end result however is a magnificent garden development which includes a huge amount of character and charm.
There are 30 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, which are all hugely varied in terms of features and layout, from garden units opening onto the landscaped courtyard to smaller units within the attic space. Eleven new-build affordable units complete the courtyard garden.