This residential development creates bespoke private dwellings in a parkland setting within the grounds of Grade II listed Clevedon Hall. The scheme comprises 48 new detached and semi-detached houses, eight self-contained hotel suites located in the old Walled Garden and comprehensive landscaping.
Clevedon Hall Residential Development
Creative approach to designing in a historic setting
Informed by consultation with Historic England and the local planning authority, the proposal creates low density clusters of houses around the edges of a new park. Split-level properties face directly onto the landscape with the site topography wrapping around the ground floors. High quality paved courtyards conceal parking leaving the houses and parkland set against a backdrop of mature trees.
The North Field land had never been developed, so the justification for building here was a key point of contention. The design was based on houses in the landscape using banked land forms to make the buildings feel lower and preserve views to the tree-lined boundary. This created a much lower density that a traditional housing scheme but the focus here was quality and place-making for the enjoyment of residents.
In South Field, pairs of steeply gabled houses face into a central shared area with parking and play space. Secluded and private, the same high-quality surfaces and natural earth tones are used throughout.
The historic Walled Garden houses eight two-storey hotel units referencing traditional Victorian glasshouses. These will be available as short term lets, with parking and a secluded outlook.
The Clevedon Hall project received planning and listed building consent and the first phase is being built by a developer.
Alex moved to Bath in 1996 to study architecture and has found it impossible to leave. Graduating as an RIBA prize winner, he has worked at DKA since 2002, becoming a specialist in Sustainable Design, Education, Rail, Aerospace, Automotive Engineering, Conservation and Commercial projects. Alex possesses a strong design awareness combined with a methodical approach to managing projects and teams.
Tom graduated in Product Design, a course focused on design understanding and users’ needs, and worked in the construction industry for a year. He joined DKA in 2007, completed a HNC in Construction with distinction and is now a qualified Architectural Technologist. He specialises in creating 3D digital models and presentation graphics and is qualified as an Autodesk Revit 2013 Certified Professional.