Planning Approval for Extensions and Alterations in St Mawes
Cornwall Council approves extensions and alterations to existing chalet bungalow, Riviera Gardens
The Bazeley Partnership have received approval from Cornwall Council for extensions and alterations to a dwelling in St Mawes. In its previous incarnation, Riviera Gardens was a wooden house in gardens open to the public. In 1987 planning consent was granted for the current chalet bungalow which is to be extended.
One of our clients for this project has been associated with St Mawes for over 50 years. Our architects were briefed to remodel and extend the existing property into a two bedroom dwelling that will provide a permanent home for our clients, with open plan living spaces and the provision of a lift for access to overcome the large changes in level across the site.
The Bazeley Partnership’s design for Riviera Gardens consists of extensions and alterations to the existing house. The accommodation consists of a living room, dining room, kitchen, study, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and garage.
The lower levels of the building will be embedded into the ground and heavily planted. Where structure is visible this will be in natural stone, drawing on the appearance of the exposed rock face and stone-built retaining walls already present in the site and along Riviera Lane, where the Upper Level of the new dwelling will be predominantly glazed to maximise the stunning views across St Mawes harbour.
The new building will also feature an intensive green roof finish. By utilising intensive green roof technology and expertise developed by The Bazeley Partnership on other projects, the design has been able to be developed in such a way that a true garden with adequate soil depth for full size shrubs can be created over the garage roof.