1 Firs Close

Halliday Clark, Harrogate, 2014

 

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An entrance building providing disabled access to a residential property

This 1950s bungalow in the leafy suburbs of Harrogate required a series of modifications to provide wheelchair access.

Following a series of temporary alterations, the practice was commissioned to provide a new entrance building and total refurbishment of the property to satisfy not only disabled access requirements but also to act as a showcase for the client’s collection of 1950s and 1960s period furniture and light fittings.

The design reflects the existing angles provided by the roof profile creating a clerestory arrangement within the new entrance building, enabling the roof plane to float above the new off-centre pivot entrance door.

A palette of iroko, off-black aluminium and high specification glazing combines to transform the rather tired 1950s bungalow into a highly modern building, which includes a series of sustainable features such as MVHR and underfloor trench heating.

Data

  • Begun: Oct 2013
  • Completed: Feb 2014
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £77,000
  • Funding: Client (self-funded)
  • Tender date: Jul 2013
  • Address: 1 Firs Close, Harrogate, HG2 9HD, United Kingdom

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