The Meat Factory

Marsh:Grochowski Architects, Nottingham, 2010


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  • Location plan    
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  • First floor plan    
  • Elevation to Collygate Road    
  • Elevation to Felton Road    
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Low energy live-work house, with two studio spaces, which aims to respond to future rises in temperature

The house is split into two elements, each one attached to an exposed gable wall of the Victorian end terraces. Linking the two elements is a conservatory-like space which opens onto a walled courtyard on the southern corner of the site.

The accommodation is divided between two wings: a wide one to the north for the double-height gallery and living space with adjacent studio and bedroom above; and a narrower one to the east with studio downstairs and kitchen and living rooms above, enjoying the park view.

The house has many sustainable elements from its contextual footprint, passive solar design, careful choice of low energy materials, rainwater recycling, water composting, ground source heat pump, solar hot water tank, solar and wind electricity generation and food gardening.


  • Begun: Mar 2006
  • Completed: Mar 2010
  • Floor area: 221m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £500,000
  • Procurement: Self-build
  • Address: Felton Road, The Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 2EH, United Kingdom

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