ECA are pleased to announce our scheme for Snatch House in Liss has been submitted for planning.
The site resides within a conservation area surrounded by 17th and 18th century cottages most of which are listed buildings. With the setting of the proposal highlighting the importance of a design that is sympathetic to the heritage of the area and of high quality, ECA designed a proposal for 2No. family dwellings with large garden amenity and parking to the front of the site.
With the proposal being within the conservation area and the dark skies policy being adopted, large window openings were minimised to the main massing and roof of the building form. A single story building element was introduced to the side and rear of the proposal with large windows and a flat green roof to maximise floor space providing a spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining room. The large openings are screened with wooden louvres to remain sympathetic to the dark skies policy as well as outlook onto the neighbouring properties.
Prominent gables feature to the front and rear elevations minimising the bulk at the front creating a slender building proportion in keeping with the character of the street scene. It was important that the design retained the character and heritage of the area as well as the surrounding materiality of the listed buildings. A mix of four materials are used on the proposal all of which reference the surrounding materiality using multistock brick, flint, red clay tile and Shou Sugi Ban charred wood.
The proposal will see a great improvement from is current single storey warehouse and parking forecourt and will contribute to repairing the village character of the area.