City & Country and You

City & Country and You

Are you looking for a role in Planning, Surveying, Sales, Design, Architecture or Construction. Or are you interested in joining our specialist Consultants and Supply Chain? Find out about City & Country and You.


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Past Development:
 
  • Past Development

INTRODUCTION

The site was situated in a prominent and sensitive location in the historic town of Ware, running from the rear of the High Street down to a frontage on the River Lea.

Located within a Conservation Area the site was also designated as an Area of Archaeological Significance. The development incorporated a strong linear footprint reflecting the historical layout of the former 'burgage' plots. It was constructed using traditional methods and designed to reflect the myriad of styles and materials found in the local 'street scenes'.

The design also had to accommodate various archaeological discoveries, particularly the Saxon remains that were left intact on site.

The final development by City & Country comprised of 15 new homes, all with their own unique design and style. These included Mews, Georgian, and Victorian. It won various awards including the Gold Award for 'Best Development' from the WhatHouse? Awards, and a commendation from the Ware Society for its design and construction.

Testimonial
"The key I think to finding a successful use for historic buildings is to combine pragmatism with imagination, and to support that process with expertise and sensitivity. The success which City & Country has brought to some very difficult buildings shows that their approach is not, like other developers to push for a one-size-fits-all solution, but to tailor their work in a way which retains all the character of those buildings while respecting the built heritage."

Dr Lee Proseer, Curator (Historic Buildings), Kensington Palace and Kew Palace

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Old Saint Michaels, Braintree, Essex

Old Saint Michaels offers a choice of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, homes and boutique offices from a collection of Grade II Listed Victorian buildings...

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Gloucester Prison will be open to the public after City & Country, owner of the site, agreed plans that will see the former prison used temporarily as a visitor attraction.

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