Client: Storm Petrel Limited
Services: Architecture

aed were approached by a local businessman to assist with his plan to expand his existing Bed & Breakfast Business in Eversley, Hampshire. The current guest accommodation is provided within an old Manor House which is also used as a family home by the B&B Management and the client’s mother. Business is thriving and the 3 B&B rooms provided on site cannot cope with the level of interest and therefore a number of prospective clients are being turned away.

 

Our expansion design was formed by a new two-storey, L-Shaped block positioned adjacent to the existing dwelling and abutting a recently erected annexe to form a private courtyard area. The new building was designed to be subservient to the existing house whilst ensuring the aesthetic and materials closely resembled the existing main house; following existing roof lines and dormer styles were key to the appearance.

 

The ground floor of the new building houses the reception, kitchen, laundry and dining area with 3 separate staircases leading to the 4 new ‘apart-hotel’ style rooms set within the first floor attic level. Parking is provided within a car-port which has been created by suspending the first floor over parking bays to create ‘parking stables’. A feature archway splits the parking bays and forms the main entrance into the B&B leading to the impressive private courtyard space.

 

Challenges:
• Meeting the client brief within the site constraints
• Developing on a site of local historic importance
• Opposition from neighbour, local authority and parish councillors

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