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Orchard Cottage - Chichester

Old Orchard lies in the rural coastal inlet of Prinsted, West Sussex, bordering Chichester Harbour.

The site sits in the curtilage of a Grade II Listed Building within the Conservation Area, where the former orchard was a redundant space separated from the main garden.

We were appointed at RIBA Stage 1 to design a sustainable home that responds contextually to the neighbouring Listed Building, while also forming contemporary internal spaces. Through appeal, we won planning approval from Chichester District Council for a new dwelling to the rear of the site.

The green oak frame was designed and installed by The Green Oak Carpentry Company Ltd. It complements the traditional external finishes, including brick detailing and flint infill panels, in response to the surrounding environment and adjacent properties. Modern interior spaces are formed through contemporary finishes, compounded by large areas of dark aluminium glazing sat behind the oak frame.

During RIBA Stage 4 - Technical Design, we investigated renewable energy sources in order to reduce the environmental impact of the property through sustainable solutions. This was achieved through installation of solar panels on the South elevation and an integrated mechanical ventilation system.

We were pleased to be appointed through to RIBA Stage 7 - overseeing the project throughout the construction to ensure the home achieved its highest potential.

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