Cooksbridge Station House , Cooksbridge , LEWES , East Sussex , BN8 4SW , United Kingdom
BakerBrown were appointed to provide architectural design services for the development of five town houses in the historic heart of Lewes in East Sussex for a local property developer. The scheme was developed in two distinct phases, the first of which was a terrace of three dwellings incorporating western red cedar cladding to the upper two storeys and a rendered ground storey. The second block formed in a courtyard to the north of the original phase utilised slate cladding with extensive use of standing seam zinc detailing. The variation of materials articulates the blocks in a way which works well with the surrounding historical setting. Each dwelling was designed with its own garage and private garden space. The lower storey is designed to withstand flooding from the nearby River Ouse. BakerBrown's involvement was limited to carrying out a feasibility study and obtaining planning and building regulations approval.