Shape Architecture has obtained listed building consent for two Grade 2 Listed properties in Montpelier Crescent. One a large family home and the other a single storey flat. Common to each is the creation of contemporary light bright interiors more suited to today’s living whilst maintaining and in many instances improving upon the Grade 2 listed character of each property. Working as architects in Brighton we bring a large portfolio of contemporary additions and refurbishment to Grade 2 listed buildings throughout London and the South East. These range from a new orangery and below garden basement to a prominent listed building in Windsor to the addition of a large green roof covered extension to a listed Tudor house in the village of Bray alongside many similar projects throughout London.
Our family house in Brighton saw the incorporation of a separate lower ground floor flat into the main body of the building to create a large family home. The rear of the property was also much developed at the lower ground floor to establish a better link with the garden and bring more light into the interior. A large utility room was also added by part extending into the lightwell into an undercroft below the Ground floor. At Ground floor level the opening up into the garden was developed further bus the incorporation of a glass bridge over the lightwell below providing improved links between the garden and the interior. Throughout the house where inappropriate development including poorly designed windows had been overtaken then these ‘wrongs’ were ‘righted’ to create in the view of the planners a large number of ‘Heritage Gains’. This approach helps achieve a consistency of contrast between the quality of the listed features and the dos tail quality and detailing if the contemporary additions.