Awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating, the scheme incorporates many energy saving features such as high levels of insulation, low energy light fittings, maximisation of natural daylight and ventilation and includes locally sourced materials.
Discreetly built into the hillside and framed by existing mature trees, the project embraces its location. Flat green roofs enhance biodiversity and provide attractive roofscapes.
The exterior of the building is clad in horizontal, sweet chestnut boarding which has been left untreated to allow it to silver and weather naturally over time.
Local artists were involved in the scheme and a brief was developed alongside the design to ensure the artwork was relevant to the building and reflected the client.
The scheme also included the conversion of the existing Grade II Listed house into 6 apartments.
This is an exciting project as we build for the future and make a positive contribution to the architecture and impact in historic Southwell. These are important buildings for the town.
The Bishop of Southwell, the Revd Paul Butler