Drury Lane

Snell David, Cambridgeshire, 2014

 

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An extension to a private residential house

The existing property at Drury Lane comprised a very small thatched cottage and a large single storey 1970’s rear extension.

The architect took the approach that more could be made of the contrast between the ‘quaint’ charm of the cottage and the rear extension.

Although the cottage was not listed, both neighbouring properties were - so after careful negotiation with South Cambridgeshire District Council, the conservation officer agreed that a contemporary, single-storey approach would be the most appropriate and minimise the effect upon the adjacent listed cottages.

Two dormer windows were added overlooking the modern rear extension and the cottage was rethatched. The original side garage was incorporated into the new accommodation and the footprint of the original extension enlarged - all to create a large open plan space with two bedroom ‘wings’ opening up to the large garden.

Data

  • Begun: Jul 2013
  • Completed: Jan 2014
  • Floor area: 166m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £242,000
  • Tender date: 2013
  • Procurement: JCT Intermediate Contract with Contractors Design
  • Address: 9 Drury Lane, Melbourn Nr Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 6EP, United Kingdom

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