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The Square
Client:  Private
Location
Plymouth
EngineerMJM Structural Engineering
ContractorGreg Stone
Status
Complete
 
 


       
 

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The Square

Once a naval hospital, the Millfields is now mainly residential, and the project is for one of the grand houses that originally formed the officers' quarters, built in 1805.  The building is Grade II listed and in a conservation area.  The house had been used as the medical mess for a number of years, and the site of the project was occupied by the ladies loos!  This poorly built structure cut the house off from its extensive garden and was contributing to the deterioration of the fabric of the listed house.  The kitchen had also been placed in the rear lower ground floor – providing dark, cramped and damp facilities.

The project has brought the house back to its original grandeur and has created new connections and relationships to the surroundings.  By utilising three damp and redundant store-rooms at basement level the kitchen was moved to the front of the property, connecting to an alleyway to the front and the under pavement stores beyond.  This provides a generous, light and airy kitchen and breakfast room.

At ground floor the project reconnects the house to its generous garden.  The additions wrap around the rear of the property with distinct areas linking to different vistas of the outside.  These different areas are arranged in response to the orientation and layout of the house and are defined by strong enclosures of brick to define the key spaces.  Walls at either end extend out into the garden, connecting the lightweight and heavily glazed wings to the external spaces.  A corner of brick encloses and protects the sunken and timber lined snug offering retreat and seclusion.  Internally a palette of timber, brick, reclaimed floors and stone complement the exposed limestone walls and rediscovered opening into the stair of the main house.  A bold chimney relates to the stacks of the main house and provides a vertical anchor around which the scheme unfolds.

Tim Offer Architect South Devon square
Tim Offer Architect South Devon square

Tim Offer Architect South Devon square

Tim Offer Architect South Devon square

Tim Offer Architect South Devon square

Tim Offer Architect South Devon square

Tim Offer Architect South Devon square

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Tim Offer Architect South Devon square

Tim Offer Architect South Devon square

Tim Offer Architect South Devon square

Tim Offer Architect South Devon square

Tim Offer Architect South Devon square

Tim Offer Architect South Devon square

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