Ainsley Gommon Architects

Client

Egerton Street Ltd

Location

New Brighton, Wirral

Value

Undisclosed

Date Completed

Planning October 2018

Development Overview

The site is currently vacant, and it in a desirable location within a short walking distance to the New Brighton promenade.

The site has had a number of previous uses, including a school. It has a steep slope running across it from the back of pavement at Egerton Street towards the rear of the site. It is surrounded by houses, some commercial spaces and a church building and associated car park. The building styles surrounding the site vary in age and style with some more traditional Victorian terraces to the North compared with a modern housing complex to the South.

The proposed scheme of seven houses and five flats, is in-keeping with its surroundings. The houses are 3 bed 6 person houses, with two storeys to the front elevation, and three storeys to the rear, with a lower ground floor added to suit the topography of the site. The apartments consist of a mix of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom layouts, which again are split over three levels, with only two storeys perceived on the front from Egerton Street elevation, and a lower ground level incorporated and accessed from Grosvenor Road. The apartments have been individually designed giving each user a completely unique setting and out look.

The site offers some very challenging land levels but has provided opportunities for the interesting internal designs of the properties.

The change in levels have meant that the proposed houses are laid out in an unconventional fashion; with the front entrance leading to bedrooms, and the living facilities on the lower ground floor level.