'Sharp' North Berwick flats plan secures approval
April 18 2017
This will entail construction of a two storey new build addition to Blenheim House, Westgate, together with a full refurbishment of the existing property retaining its large rooms, original cornicing, sash and case windows and fireplaces.
Emily Anderson, project architect for LBA, said: “The challenge with developments like Westgate is creating a balance between the careful repair and refurbishment of such an ornate and materially rich building with the new sharp yet subtle contemporary build element.
“We have embraced the building’s location within a conservation area within North Berwick and ensured that our designs are sympathetic to its context using materials identifiable within the area such as weathered timbers and mattified metals that tone beautifully with the backdrop of the water and lichened stone facades of the neighbouring properties.”
Landscaping work will see symmetrical parking installed either side of the classical entrance porch with stone paths flanked by box hedges leading to private main doors.