Our proposals included the partial demolition of an existing outbuilding which was within the curtilage of a large surrey house. This annexe comprised an assortment of buildings and building styles providing a wine cellar, WC and an art room, with first floor living accommodation. The new building is a much more cohesive form, comprising gabled features and a pitched roof to replace the existing medley of roof forms including the unattractive mansard style roof.
As the WWII observation bunker was of historical importance it had to be retained and incorporated within our design.
We demolished the existing timber buildings and constructed a new building around and off the bunker to provide a garage, a guest suite and staff accommodation. All the external materials matched those of the existing main house including facing bricks to the ground floor, natural oak framing at first floor level with brick infill and plain clay roof tiles.
The existing timber-framed annex building had been constructed off an existing brick and concrete WWII observation bunker which had then been hidden within it, and used as a wine store.
The condition of this wooden building was extremely poor with no insulation and both it and the bunker had suffered from subsidence.