This project involves the redevelopment of an existing church building into a series of high quality residential units. In order to maximise the size of internal and external spaces, the ground and lower ground floor levels are set below the existing street level, in some cases, 5m below. In order to create a sense of privacy and enclosure in these spaces consideration has been given to the arrangement of the unit boundaries and landscape elements including raised planters and benches which are critical to the character of the space.
To the rear of the development, a communal garden space with a series of existing mature trees is to be retained. At the change in level to lower ground we propose a large scale, full height water cascade which descends to the rear of the private garden spaces.