6 Stanley Place

Andy Foster Architects, Chester, 2013

 

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Refurbishment of ground floor retail unit for use as micro apartment in Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse

The project at 6 Stanley Place involved the transformation of a redundant retail unit on the ground floor of a Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse into a contemporary micro-apartment.

The two upper floors were already used as apartments, while the ground floor had been empty for some time, diminishing the appeal of the property.

The apartment consists of two rooms, the front room acting as a self-sufficient unit, with an additional room accessible via the communal corridor.

In order to preserve the historic fabric of the building, bathroom, kitchenette and fold-down bed have been combined into a beautifully crafted central pod, and original features such as the wooden windows and shutters were carefully restored in close co-operation with the council’s conservation department.

Bespoke shelving has been added around the fireplace to compliment the contemporary pod.

Data

  • Begun: Apr 2013
  • Completed: Sep 2013
  • Floor area: 42m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £40,000
  • Funding: private developer
  • Tender date: Mar 2013
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works 2011 with Contractors Design
  • CO2 Emissions: -kg/m2/year
  • Address: 6 Stanley Place, Chester, CH1 2LU, United Kingdom

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