Another successful “open house” party coinciding with Mill Road Winter Fair attracted a good crowd who shared in the jazz, pizza, beer and wine.
We have just returned from four days in Villa Saraceno, a Palladian villa in Italy. Although a change is as good as a rest, I fear we might have got a little too used to the generous proportions of our surroundings.
Work on refurbishing and extending Storey’s Way came to an end recently. Thanks go to Adams and Newman contractors for their excellent work.
The scheme provides a series of linked spaces that step down to follow the slope of the site, to provide a new dining room and living room within a light and airy interior of varying height and dimension. The back wall of the existing house, against which a new staircase rises, plays an important part in the overall composition. Exposed timber beams and rafters support a mono-pitch roof that refers back to the timber-framed medieval hall and a continuous glazed roof at the junction with the house brings natural light to the back of the space to ensure decent lighting levels in the original rooms.”
The latest NRAP multi-storey housing scheme, or a grid of pidgeonholes at Corpus Christi College?
The post room is nearing completion at Corpus, shortly to be followed by the disabled set and then on to the main building phase to restore the medieval hall.
NRAP are delighted to announce that we have received planning and listed building consent, on behalf of Christ’s Hospital School, for the development of a 20,000 square foot new catering facility at their campus near Horsham. The new building will provide a food and nutrition department, as well as facilities for the production of over 800,000 meals per year and a much needed new entrance court to the campus.
It is no small achievement to be given permission to demolish a large part of a Grade II* Listed building; made possible not only by the quality of the design, but also by the vision and leadership provided by the School. The facility will replace the original grade II* listed Aston Webb-designed building, which had been much altered, but which Conservation Officers had previously sought to preserve. NRAP’s designs received support from Historic England who said, “The design is articulated in a contemporary way that would provide a fitting first impression of this important school complex. The proposal includes public realm improvements around the new building which represents a substantial improvement on the current situation.”
A beautiful painting called Millennium Icon by the architect David Owers has found a welcoming home and a frame.