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A modern new-build house set within a dense urban grain

The design for this new house is influenced by the neighbourhood context with its dense urban grain of small terraced houses and large mills. The site was created by demolishing an existing garage and outhouse adjacent to an early Victorian house.

The new house stands on the axis of a small cobbled street and is overlooked on three boundaries. Despite this very restricted site, the design maximises the use of possible space, views and light. The rooms are arranged around a central straight-flight stair which is sandwiched between two flank walls. This forms a narrow vertical slot, spatially linking together all the rooms in the house and allowing light to flow between them.

Hedley house
New-build private house
for a private client
New Basford, Nottingham
Cost £100,000
Completed 2000