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Extension approved for B-listed Aberdeen crescent

June 8 2016

Extension approved for B-listed Aberdeen crescent
TCD Architects have obtained planning permission to construct a home extension to a B-listed crescent in Aberdeen, the first such full-width application to be approved on the street.

Argyle Crescent in the city’s Rosemount district is an inverted crescent with a concave rear determined an innovative approach to comply with Historic Environment Scotland’s stipulation that nothing be done to obscure the full extent of the existing elevation.

To achieve this TCD have detached the extension visually by employing a glazed link to physically marry the existing façade to the extension without interrupting it.

Practice director Steve Lawrence commented: “These are the projects we relish at TCD as their complexities due to listed-building regulations make the design process more challenging.

“The completed build will add a spacious area to the property while also retaining the integrity and character of the grade B listed property.”

Work on the build is expected to get underway in August.
The new extension will marry materially with the listed crescent
The new extension will marry materially with the listed crescent


#1 Posted by Oooft on 8 Jun 2016 at 19:29 PM
Wow, this is increadibly bad...!!
Wt' are the listed building regs?
#2 Posted by Terra on 9 Jun 2016 at 09:02 AM
Just had a look on google maps and it will fit in OK by the looks of it. There are other extensions but they will be older obviously, more than likely part of the original build. This is reasonably tasteful, in keeping with the surrounding etc. I've certainly seen a hell of a lot worse than this. As long as listed building regulations are followed to the letter, it's fine, imo.
#3 Posted by Don't_know_a_thing_about_buildings on 9 Jun 2016 at 10:38 AM
#1 ... Can you elaborate? It would be good to know the reasoning behind your comments so we can discuss and contribute to the thread.

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