Listed Building Consent in Oxford

A sympathetic contemporary extension to a Grade II listed house

We are proud and delighted to announce a hard-fought planning success in sought-after Iffley Village which lies within the Oxford ring-road and just three miles from the city centre.

Our clients bought the much altered but somewhat run-down Grade II listed property which occupies a large triangular plot near to the River Thames in the hope that it could be altered and extended to provide a long-term home for their family. Built in the mid-19th century, the original handsome stone building was extended in the early 20th century and again in the 1970’s.

Demolition of these later additions will reveal more of the original fabric. A two storey barn-like extension will be set at a lower level as the ground falls towards the river. At this level a large open plan kitchen, living and dining space will open directly onto the mature and enclosed garden.

A single storey timber clad element will incorporate frameless glazing to provide a delicate link to subtly distinguish between the new and historic structure. The basement below features a lightwell and large rooflight flooding this additional living space with natural light.

As architects and lead consultants we worked with archaeologists, ecologists, flood risks assessors, arboriculturists and landscape designers in order to secure consents on this sensitive site. From outside, the site will be enhanced by the addition of a new stone wall, typical of the village – from within, a stunning mix of old and contemporary will provide a characterful and dramatic interior to a beautiful family home.