Slab Bridge Cottage
Little Onn, Staffordshire
Extensions, Property Remodelling, Residential
This canalside cottage in a Staffordshire conservation area was in a poor condition when its owners approached us. We were given the brief to review the existing internal spatial configuration to improve the layout and circulation of the property.
We were mindful of local sentiment regarding this property as well the need for a sensitive approach that would meet the approval of the council’s conservation officer.
We undertook a review of the client’s spatial requirements and came up with a proposal for a contemporary side extension which included the incorporation of an existing single-storey outbuilding.
The project presented a number of challenges to overcome due to its location immediately adjacent to the Shropshire Union Canal. These included design obstacles to overcome in terms of structural stability and drainage, as well as the need to consider the impact of any extension on the character and setting of the historic waterway.
The finished project has resulted in a modern open-plan kitchen / living space.
Slab Bridge Cottage takes full advantage of the stunning countryside views and blends seamlessly into the original cottage. And our clients now have the space they need to make this a lifetime home.