The Coach House

Hayward Smart Architects, Shipston-on-Stour, 2011


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  • CAD Render of the Proposed Extension    
  • Survey as existing    
  • Cladding and window details    

Refurbishment of and extension to an existing building to provide a new retail unit at ground floor with separate office unit over.

The brief was to refurbish and extend The Coach House in Shipston-on-Stour to provide modern office accommodation for Hayward Smart Architects at first floor with a new retail unit below.

The Coach House, which had been redundant for a number of years, is located on a prominent site within Shipston town centre. Though not listed, the building does lie within the Conservation Area and adjoins a listed timber framed property.

The form of the extension follows the traditional pitch of the existing building, although this is broken down into an asymmetrical composition. The dominant, cedar board on board clad first floor element projects over the transparent ground floor shop front. These are linked with a solid rendered block forming the entrance lobby to the office, which buttresses both the ground and first floor elements.

Internal spaces have been re-ordered at both floors, including altering the first floor levels to maximize on the useable floor area. Thermal efficiency of the building has been improved by dry-lining external walls and providing new insulation to the existing roof structure.


  • Begun: Jan 2011
  • Completed: Jun 2011
  • Floor area: 150m2
  • Sector: Retail
  • Total cost: £90,000
  • Tender date: Dec 2010
  • Procurement: Negotiated tender with single contractor / JCT Minorworks Contract
  • Address: The Coach House, 3a New Street, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 4EW, United Kingdom

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