TDO were approached to reimagine the chapel as a single house and guide the scheme through a complicated and protracted planning process. The design draws on the history and significance of the important heritage asset to deliver a low impact conversion and sensitive restoration of the existing building. The form takes its cues from the rhythm of the existing architecture to deliver an exceptional, contemporary, 21st century home.
The proposals include a free standing mezzanine allowing access to the exposed hammer-beam roof structure and the retention of the imposing double height open nave volume.
An extension houses more intimate family areas supported by a grid of exposed steel cruciform columns and fins that mirror the approach to the new internal structure: exposed steelwork suspending the new interventions, clearly delineating new from old.