City & Country and You

City & Country and You

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Past Development:
 
  • Past Development

INTRODUCTION

Originally built in circa 1880 as a family home the external architecture of Springfield Lodge in Hertford  is typical of the late Victorian period.

The house had been used as student bed-sits and had become institutionalised, scruffy and generally un-cared for by occupiers and owners with the bare minimum of repairs and protection to the building and original features. Design constraints particular to the site included: a steep gradient across the site, a finite amount of space for construction works and the location within a Conservation Area.

The site was successfully converted into seven spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments by City & Country in 2002 and it won a number of prestigious awards including:

  • The WhatHouse? Bronze Award for Best Renovation in 2002
  • The Evening Standard Award for Best New Apartment in 2002

The following is an extract from the judges report:

"Careful planning of the existing space has seen the creation of efficient layouts, which retain much of the original character and proportions of the rooms within the house. This is a gem, being the result of much thought, skill and innovation to renovate this building and bring it forward to create modern accommodation in a traditional setting."

Testimonial
"Essex has some of England’s finest buildings and these generous bursaries provided by City & Country allow even more people to learn how to use traditional methods to preserve them for future generations."

Rebecca Carter, Historic Buildings Education Officer, Essex County Council

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Angel's Courtyard, Colchester, Essex

Angels Courtyard is situated just off the High Street in Colchester, Essex CO1 1SP. Apartments are set around a landscaped courtyard with most enjoying...

VIEW DEVELOPMENT

For Ian Fisher, 57, a bricklayer by trade for many years, it was a case of “never too late to learn” after he recently completed a traditional building skills course in flint walling, part funded...

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