A new accessible entry, a gallery, kitchen, toilets, storeroom and an outdoor courtyard have been added to the back of a listed Queen Anne period house presently in use as a local museum and gallery.
The new development is hidden behind a continuation of the existing historic perimeter garden wall.
A large structural glass roof light brings natural light into the gallery.
View through the gallery roof light
Gallery roof light detail
Planning and Listed Building controls on the house were very strict. The discrete placement of the new development behind a continuation of the existing garden wall was critical to a quick planning approval. Woollacott Gilmartin Architects took the scheme through the planning process and a successful Heritage Lottery Application which resulted in a grant of over half a million pounds.