PROJECT DETAILS -
Client – Landowner
Location – Aldermaston, Berkshire
Role – Architects, Masterplanners
Nature of Project – Restoration and extension of the original listed Manor House, currently operating as a Hotel, including provision of additional 65 hotel rooms and associated leisure and conference facilities..
Date of Commission – 1997
Stage Complete – Planning Application 2003
DETAILED PROJECT DESCRIPTION –
The project involves the design of 38 high quality apartments on a sensitive site in a Registered Park containing Grade II* listed buildings and structures. The design ensures that all apartments have lake views, which is a key feature in the Victorian Pleasure Garden. In addition affordable housing using the local vernacular was situated adjacent to the original listed main gates houses of the estate, located at the heart of the original village. An extension to the existing Grade II* Listed country house hotel was also included as part of the development.All of the above were brought together within a Master Plan, which included the restoration of the historic parkland, being brought together in a Management Plan required as part of the Section 106 negotiations. .
Key elements: hotel and residential development, Registered Park, Green Belt development, protected species, ecological studies, Master Planning, sensitive design.