2 Westbank Close

HarmerFitz, Derby, 2013


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  • Dining area looking east    
  • Dining area looking out onto terrace    
  • Kitchen    
  • Extension - living space    
  • Living space looking west    
  • Outside looking in    
  • External view    
  • External view    
  • Doors open to outside    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Section A-A    
  • North elevation    
  • South elevation    
  • Rear elevation    
  • Gutter detail    
  • Pocket door detail    

Extension to 1960s chalet-style house to create family home

The arrival of children changed the brief of this project from the creation of space for entertaining, to a space for a family. As a result the existing kitchen was enlarged to put it in the heart of the home, and visual links made into the play and dining rooms.

The extension increases existing spaces and creates new ones, but more significantly, moves away from the original layout of individual rooms, to a free-flow space – blurring the boundaries between living, dining, work and play.

Externally, the strong angular form responds boldly to the geometry of the original 1960’s house, opening the internal spaces up to the garden, filling the rooms with light and strategically allowing for a deck that makes the most of the afternoon and evening sun


  • Begun: Oct 2012
  • Completed: Jun 2013
  • Floor area: 60m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £158,000
  • Tender date: Aug 2012
  • Procurement: JCT/Traditional
  • Address: 2 Westbank Close, Derby, DE22 1AR, United Kingdom

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