Collosus, Ilfracombe

Project: COLOSSUS, ILFRACOMBE Client: Mr. D Hutchings Contract Sum: Undisclosed The site was previously a nightclub in the town centre which had a residential consent for ten town houses. Our brief was to redesign the scheme to maximise optimum value for the site. This was achieved by preparing a scheme for 36 apartments, some with basement parking and roof gardens. The site is extremely restricted in a residential street scene and on a steeply sloping hillside and in a Conservation Area. RGP Architects successfully negotiated a scheme which achieved Planning Permission. Careful consideration was given to the design of the apartments in the street scene. The high density achieved by the clever use of an integral 'courtyard' light well enabled each apartment to have an access and habitable rooms served off of it.