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Radcliffe Road

  • client
  • Index Office Supplies
  • contract value
  • £750,000
  • date
  • 2017
  • sector
  • Private Residential
  • location
  • Nottingham
  • contact
  • Julien McGuinness

A development of 6 new 2 bedroom flats over 3 floors, on a vacant brownfield site on the south side of Radcliffe Road, West Bridgford.

The height of the proposal responds to the surrounding context, being that of the houses to Hardwick Grove and offices on Radcliffe Road, whilst still providing a good height of accommodation to the top floor within the attic space.

The two key elevations fronting Hardwick Grove and Radcliffe Road are in red brick to match the existing buildings and boundary walls, with the elevations articulated with projecting bays finished in white render and timber infill panels to enliven these key facades. Specifically, to the elevation fronting Hardwick Grove, vertical slate cladding was proposed for upper wall levels to visually respond to the eaves of the neighbouring buildings.

Private garden amenity has been provided to the ground floor apartments with terraces and balconies provided to the upper two levels.

The possibility of overlooking from the proposed development to neighbouring gardens and primary facades has been removed by positioning primary internal spaces to the street elevations. Remaining windows in the rear elevations are secondary and proposed to be acid etched ‘privacy’ windows.

The prominent corner to the junction between Radcliffe Rd and Hardwick Grove has been punctuated by the half apex gable of the end wall to the front block. The mass of the proposed building is inspired by the surrounding Victorian and Edwardian residential properties which have strong vertical forms and often have two storey front window bays and dormer windows to attic levels. Contemporary versions of these architectural motifs and materials have been implemented in the design to ensure that the proposal is sympathetic to its surroundings.