Project No. 87 The Wheatley Oast, Hampshire
Our clients brief was to expand a Grade 2 Listed Oast House, not wanting to upset the beauty of the landscape and view we designed a modern curved and subterranean extension accommodating bedrooms overlooking a proposed swimming pool. In addition a further subterranean Garage accommodating the client’s sports car collection was also proposed along with a further extension extending the full width of the property to the rear, over 2 storeys. All proposed was granted planning approval and listed building consent for implementation. Had it been constructed it would have been the country’s most ambitious extension to a domestic dwelling and the practice still live in hope that the project will return to be implemented – to our minds this is the greatest listed building approval in the UK, not to have been implemented.