An architectural portfolio from a career of revitalisation, regeneration and design
Whilst we have traditionally specialised in historic building conservation, we have recently moved into modern architecture and design work.
This project was a complete redesign of the main operations room at Caversham House. The client wanted to increase the amount of usable floor space and create a more vibrant, comfortable working environment for their staff.
The entire interior was stripped out and a second floor was inserted into the space. Cavities were cut through the upper floor to bring light down into the workspaces below. Bespoke light diffusers were fitted to the sky lights to create a bright pleasant light whilst eliminating glare.
Our clients, HJH Wines, required a winery building and tractor shed to process the grapes from their own vineyards outside of Marlow in Buckinghamshire. The winery will be producing a white sparkling wine through its first and secondary fermentation. The buildings had to be practical and aesthetically pleasing to blend in with the surrounding countryside. A further consideration was the build had to be completed within three months of the start date to be able to process the grapes from the harvest in September / October. For this reason a pre-fabricated steel structure was chosen, that subsequently will be clad with timber. The project had extensive services and ground works to enable an environmentally friendly process to take place, as well as providing for future expansion. Project will be finished by September 2013. To see how we are getting along visit our Facebook Page
Earth Study focused research institute comprising of a library, 9 laboratories and auditorium space. Whereas the above spaces provide for research, the fellow's dormitory complex allocated across the river includes a canteen and recreation centre with a swimming pool and sauna, providing modern living accommodation for visitors. The complex has been designed to source its energy from nature, which helped to reduce its carbon footprint. The eco-friendly solutions include passive ventilation systems and extensive 'smart' glazing to use the daylight and regulate heat intake.
We all know Broad Street well. It is a space that we would like to enjoy for longer than it takes to walk from one end to the other. This regeneration project s aims to enhance Broad Street's attributes as the City of Oxford's historic enclave; to highlight its rich community life; as well as to convert the street into a contemporary cultural centre. The Proposition includes: An information board/box office facility advertising cultural events across Oxford; theatrical equipment and projectors to display nightly spectacles about Broad Street's social life; recreative seating offering comfortable spots during the night and day; the Museum of Broad Street exhibiting artefacts discovered in the area and revealing the background to stories used in the theatre's nightly spectacles.
St. Agatha’s Church is a charming little church located in the centre of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell village, around which the Local Community sets out its active and vibrant social life. Insufficient space in the church to accommodate the buzzing schedule of events, the need to make the church both approachable to disabled parishioners and attractive to a younger generation prompted the Community Members to look for architectural solutions of improvement. This is why WALLtd. has become involved. The project was completed in September 2012 and shortly after completion of building works became the essential venue for Community Events.
The community building project proposing to convert a charming, but rarely used village church, into a modern village hall.
The proposal consists of: side extension to accommodate 2 toilets (one - DDA compliant); provision of water, gas, telecommunication cables and a proper sewage system; the underfloor heating laid in the new
Sublime Breathable Floor System with limestone tiles; meeting and storage area allocated in the existing Bell Tower/Vestry; the kitchen enclosure to provide a separate space for preparation of refreshments;
thermal insulation and sub-sequential decorations of the ceilings in Nave and Aisles as well as a new architectural lights and audio visual system enabling villagers to use the church for all sort of activities and events.
Project will be finished by the end of September 2013. To see how we are getting on visit our Facebook Page
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This is a modern take on the traditional architecture of rural Britain. The Clients sought to obtain a crisp and minimal design to achieve a contemporary garden retreat for them and their guests. The proposed structure benefits from large panels of extensive panes of double glazing and folding patio doors that can open 3 sides of the main area and convert the garden room into an arbour on days when the weather is fine. Additionally, the space has been equipped with a toilet and storage facility and a contemporary fire place to provide a warm atmosphere over a rainy evening.
St. Agatha's Church is a charming little church located in the centre of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell village, around which the local Community sets out its active and vibrant social life. Insufficient space in the church to accommodate the buzzing schedule of events, the need to make the church both approachable to disabled parishioners and attractive to a younger generation prompted the parishioners to look for architectural solutions of improvement. This is why WALLtd has become involved. The project starts on site soon - for latest news see our BLOG.
We extended the main house to add a new luxury kitchen and dining area, and spacious bedrooms upstairs. The front of the house was remodelled to give it a more balanced appearance, while retaining the character. The bathroom and kitchen we designed by us, and installed as part of the project.
This house was owned by two sisters and had fallen into a poor state. The new owners wanted to completely restore the structure and interior, and make it a comfortable family dwelling. The interior was cleaned out, and structural works had to be undertaken to make the house safe. The exterior was renovated and the interior was completely restored with high quality finishes and fittings. We designed the new bathrooms and new kitchen to give a luxury modern lifestyle in a traditional house.
The structure was originally an agricultural vehicle shed used to service the brick kilns on the site. Various alterations had taken place over the past fifty years to establish the structure as a domestic dwelling. The Clients wished to expand the living space by the inclusion of a dining room and to bring light into the middle of the house, while retaining the charm of the original structure. The kitchen was also modernised and outside courtyards established.
The demand for prospective carer accommodation provoked design of a simple but ample and airy first floor extension. The design includes for: kitchen annex/dining area, en-suite and bedroom with secluded living space overlooking Thames River. Furthermore, in order to provide sought spaces swiftly and significantly improve thermal performance of the building the SIP panel system was chosen. Project will be finished by September 2013. To see how we are getting along visit our Facebook Page
The clients desired a larger and well designed living space for their growing family. They were enjoying living in the charming village of Brightwell Baldwin and made the decision to extend and completely re-model their existing home, to take advantage of its position and extensive views from the back garden. The entrance to the house has been re-positioned and an open plan Dining/Kitchen area developed at the rear, opening up to an extensive covered porch looking out over the Oxfordshire countryside. The existing bathroom was redesigned and an additional walk-in shower en-suite provided for the new Master Bedroom. All of the new bedrooms and kitchen/dining have vaulted ceilings and rooflights. Transforming what were low dark spaces into naturally well lit rooms. Project will be finished by September 2013. To see how we are getting along visit our Facebook Page
The complete external redecoration of 7 buildings within the grounds of Caversham Park, inclusive of the renovation works on Grade 2 listed Caversham House, which we contract administered and site managed on behalf of the client. The brief was to: assess all necessary renovation works, provide a suitable specification, obtain all necessary permissions, conduct tender process and later contact administer overlooking site actions and quality controlling contractor’s work. Client emphasised the need for close monitoring of the allocated budget. Project received Highly Commanded Certificate in the Premier Trophy Awards 2013 entry. Contractor: LSM Building Contractors Ltd