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Helyer Davies Architects

Regency House - Chichester

This stunning Grade II Listed Building is a prominent Regency Villa nestled in a rural village north of Chichester.

The brief was to restore this period house and its outbuildings to provide a home suitable for modern family living.

The proposals needed to be particularly sensitive as the house is located within both the Compton Conservation Area and the South Downs National Park.

One of the key design considerations was the position of the well winch, which now features internally in the extended kitchen.

We worked alongside private planners Whaleback, who prepared written planning documents and submitted the initial planning application.

Once we received Listed Building Consent and planning approval from Chichester District Council, we began works on site with local contractors South Downs Construction.

The house underwent extensive restoration works, with both internal and external renovation. The works included the complete re-rendering of the house in lime render and re-roofing of the house by craftsman Liam O’Neill of Lion Roofing, who received a Building Crafts Award for the project in 2020.

This project was very detail orientated and finding the right finishes, fittings and fixtures to complement the Listed Building was critical to the success of this project. Helping to achieve the high-quality bespoke finish was specialist craftsman Mark Middleton (Berry Middleton Ltd).

Following the completion of this beautiful home, the project has since won several Sussex Heritage Trust Awards for the restoration works.

We have since been involved in the renovation of several outbuildings including the Victorian greenhouse. We are currently in the process of designing and applying for external landscaping works and an outdoor pool to be incorporated within the grounds.

All RIBA stages

Photographs: Sofia Voce Photography

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