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Sandsend House and Surgery


Project Details

£0.5m to £0.99M


Bramhall Blenkharn

The Maltings , Castlegate , MALTON , North Yorkshire , YO17 7DP

The house and surgery at Sandsend occupies a prominent corner site with commanding views of the sea and eastwards towards Whitby Abbey. The proposals have been developed around two guiding principles; a community surgery that is accessible for all local residents? and a family home that responds to the fantastic views. The design intent was to create a form that responded to the curved site boundary and utilised the natural slope of the site to separate the two functions. The result is a curved building that has echoes of traditional coastal structures, such as lighthouses and forts. ? The curved form of the building is punctuated by deep reveals that provide privacy to internal rooms and at the same time give a sense of thickness to the building, which is important on such an exposed and prominent position, acting as a marker or gatehouse on the main approach from Whitby to Sandsend. The lower ground floor surgery faces the main approach road from Whitby and is recessed under the drum to provide a degree of shelter.