Rural project gains planning permission…

Set on the edge of the Northumberland Park with stunning views of the Cheviots, after a period of personal and bespoke design development with our client through RIBA Stages 0-3, we are delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted for an extension to this 1800s detached farm cottage near Otterburn, Northumberland.

The extension supplies the family with a new, contemporary open plan kitchen and dining area on the ground floor and new larger master bedroom and en-suite accommodation on the first floor. The extension is “carved open” at the North East corner, enabling the kitchen/dining area and master bedroom to take advantage of  beautiful long range views out across the Northumberland landscape.

Responding to the materiality of the surrounding historic agricultural architecture, stone and black timber are implemented as the main materials, giving the extension a strong link to the local surroundings.

Working closely on the project with the client, Technical Director Tanja Smith said:

” Our design process has seen a careful and delicate interplay between preservation and intervention which has been assisted by the use of both freehand sketch development and 3d computer software, which when combined, has proved to be an invaluable combination to provide our clients with an insight and vision for their investment.”