BiBO inherited the project as the client was not content with a previously gained planning consent for two houses.

These future inhabitants felt that the look and feel of the previous scheme was too generic and did not reflect their personality. Instead they sought a smaller, more bespoke home for themselves and larger home to rent out to a family next door
BiBO’s Director of Architecture led the design to create a new, compact yet generous dwelling within the 3m width of the existing garage so as not to reduce the living accommodation of the existing house.

Despite the proposed contemporary materials and building techniques, the design was aesthetically sympathetic to adjacent post war housing – and was successful at planning due to our collaborative approach to working with the planning system.
In our portfolio, this project has acted as an important example of sustainable brownfield infill which could help to provide a source of affordable, smaller starter or later living homes and demonstrates that in existing neighbourhoods ‘in-keeping’ does not always mean copying the existing verbatim… be brave!

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