Former C of E School Renovation
The client wanted to preserve and restore the Former C of E First school, by turning it into a family residence for themselves.
Project Scope RIBA 0: The client wanted to preserve and restore the Former C of E First school, by turning it into a family residence for themselves. Therefore, The Home Designers were appointed by the client to provide a layout which would include a kitchen, living room, office, family bathroom and two bedrooms. RIBA 1 - 3: Due to the historic nature of the site, the listed gable windows imposed a challenge when establishing a first-floor level, which resulted in a split-level rearrangement from ground to first floor. Where the higher level avoided the windows, and the intermediate level was low enough to access the proposed second bedroom. As the school has been unoccupied since 2018, we had to ensure no wildlife was going to be affected by the proposed works so multiple ecology surveys were undertaken. The survey found that bats inhabit the building and the local area. Therefore, works must follow the appropriate mitigation and compensation strategy to ensure no significant loss of biodiversity. RIBA 4-5: After planning was approved, we were appointed to provide detailed architectural construction drawings and technical data. RIBA 6-7: Works have not started on site.