Role: Project Architect and Contract Administrator

Water End House is part of a small collection of dwellings on a family estate centred around the largest dwelling Derwent Bay House which sits to the north of Water End House. The private estate is surrounded by mature trees with partial views through trees across Derwent Bay looking towards the opposite woodland.

It was agreed the proposals should be of a highly contemporary approach but one which the site and its context could accommodate.

 

 

The proposed two storey pitched roof, detached house with full height glazing to the ground floor supports a zinc clad timber frame upper floor and roof. This replaced the existing dwelling which was damaged during the storms of December 2015.

The replacement family home will provides a modern design suitable to the estate which currently contains a range of architectural styles unique to each building. The proposed materials for the project included Burlington blue / grey stone random walling that assisted – by forming large privacy walls – in maintaining high levels of privacy between the various residencies on the site.

The property is fed by a biomass heating system fuelled by wood pellets, lime mortar has been used throughout the external masonry wall construction and a timber frame walling system complete with cellulose insulation achieves a breathable external envelope.

"CGA are an outstanding team, Chris is super talented and highly professional, he took time to understand and interpret our brief to perfection, creating our dream home. His attention to detail from innovative design to project managing, liaising with builders, planners, contractors, meeting deadlines and managing budgets was all undertaken with consummate professionalism, humour, warmth and positivity."

Mike & Tina

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Crosby Granger Architects have made three senior promotions in response to our ambitious growth plans and the increasing demand for our heritage consultancy services.

Our award-winning practice has long established expertise in projects involving the care, repair and adaptation of historic buildings, as well as new designs for sensitive sites.

From the scholarly restoration of churches and historic houses across the north of England to master planning for owners of large private estates, Cumbrian clients include the National Trust, Holker Hall, Leighton Hall, Levens Hall and Muncaster Castle. The practice also has clients, including independent schools, in Co. Durham, Cheshire, the Midlands and London.

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GREAT NEWS! Crosby Granger Architects have made three senior promotions in response to our ambitious growth plans and the increasing demand for our heritage consultancy services.

Gordon Blunt joined the practice in September 2020 and is tasked with managing and improving the studio’s production of information, knowledge sharing and providing technical oversight on major projects.

Co-founder Chris Granger said: “We have a solid foundation in the heritage sector from which to expand our work and for which we are seeing increasing demand. So we are very pleased about the three appointments.

“We also act as specialist consultants to other architects, surveyors and estate managers who need high-level building conservation advice or technical guidance. They are often wrestling alone with the same problems we are tackling with our bigger team of experts.

#heritage #conservation #worldheritagesite #lakedistrict #coniston #ullockmoss #levenshall #vernacular #ldnp #aonb #nationalpark #kendal #vernaculararchitecture #ecclesiastical #crosbygranger #design #independentschools #spab
GREAT NEWS! Crosby Granger Architects have made three senior promotions in response to our ambitious growth plans and the increasing demand for our heritage consultancy services.

Amy Redman has been with the firm since January 2022 after completing the SPAB Scholarship. Amy will lead on growing the office’s heritage conservation reputation while strengthening existing team members knowledge and skills in this field.

Andrew Bodenham who started at Crosby Granger Architects in January 2019, is leading the practice’s research and development in the use of traditional materials and highlighting its work in historic settings.

Co-founder Chris Granger said: “We have a solid foundation in the heritage sector from which to expand our work and for which we are seeing increasing demand. So we are very pleased about the three appointments.

“We also act as specialist consultants to other architects, surveyors and estate managers who need high-level building conservation advice or technical guidance. They are often wrestling alone with the same problems we are tackling with our bigger team of experts.

#heritage #conservation #worldheritagesite #lakedistrict #coniston #ullockmoss #levenshall #vernacular #ldnp #aonb #nationalpark #kendal #vernaculararchitecture #ecclesiastical #crosbygranger #design #independentschools #spab

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