Late 2013, a local family, who were keen to investigate the possibility of re-instating the abandoned hall, contacted C3 Architects.
Following a feasibility study of the building and a review of relevant planning legislation, the Client purchased the building and working with C3 Architects took their first steps towards creating their new home. Full Planning Approval was obtained by C3 Architects for the conversion of the existing Sir William Allen Memorial Hall into a single two storey dwelling which would secure the building’s upkeep and retention whilst providing a new high quality family home in the countryside.
The original brick building was subject to minimal sympathetic alterations externally that reflect the changes necessary for conversion into a family home. The overall character of the building is successfully retained in its original form and scale whilst fulfilling the requirements of both Client and Planning Service.
On inspection, the original roof covering was found to contain asbestos, which required removal. A new standing seam zinc roof has been constructed which provides a contemporary appearance whilst retaining a similar form and massing to that of the original roof.
Leo Matheson Limited were contracted as the design and build team for this project.