HORTON KIRBY MILL AND WEIR
This site was initially purchased by the client with full planning consent for 17 three bedroom town houses to replace the old mill factory buildings that covered the majority of the site.
Our work on the site considered the local context and resulted in a new design with variety of architecture and its own personality. The resulting approved scheme achieved a total of 21 residential units comprising 10 three-bedroom and 11 two-bedroom apartments and town houses thus increasing the density of the previously approved scheme with a greater mix of residential units.
The main building materials used within the construction of the development are yellow multi stock quality facing brickwork with a combination of horizontal and vertical weatherboarded panels complemented by artificial slate to the main pitched roofs with lead flashing to the flat roofs. Piled foundations and precast concrete beam and block flooring is used with a traditional cavity wall construction involving masonry construction. The overall ‘U’ values achieved within the development itself not only meet but supersede the building regulations enforced at the time of construction