Newcastle upon Tyne
Lumsden & Wood – QS
Tom Robinson – M&E
Our client was very interested in starting a development business that constructed up to date, high quality, contemporary spaces for sale. He was concerned that the first project should have character and be light and airy.
We have provided 365m2 of space which is split into two, defining the formal and informal halves of the property. The separation is made by a double height atrium space, which brings light and air into the centre of the property and provides a striking first impression.
The space is generally open plan though sliding panels allow some rooms to be separated off. Sliding glass doors on the rear elevation allow the living and dining rooms to open fully onto the generous garden.
The construction is somewhat of a hybrid combining conventional masonry construction on the ground floor with a cedar clad timber frame apparently ‘hovering’ above. A steel frame supports the first floor timber structure and allows the building to enjoy very large areas of glass.