A new build detached family dwelling to accompany an existing mock Tudor dwelling on the site.
The existing property on the adjoining site was built in 1903 and, although not listed, has a significance to local residents. It has been previously refurbished to a high standard both inside and out by the Client. An overriding consideration was for the new proposal to complement the existing lodge and enhance its setting.
We were asked to create a fully detailed 3D model for the client to explore and understand the internal and external spaces before starting on site. It was important that our images accurately portrayed the palette of materials for ATA’s proposal as both high quality and traditional in appearance. Soft rustic red brick was chosen for the ground floor walls to tone with the materials of the existing dwelling. Terracotta tiles as a roof finish and cladding to the first storey walls has the effect of reducing the visual height of the building to be subservient to the existing house.
Sliding doors allow for the open plan living spaces to open up into the private external spaces.
Working with final drawings and design information we produced a 360 degree panoramic tour for the client to explore the spaces online. This was followed by a VR Pano tour which allowed the client to be immersed in the actual indoor and outdoor spaces and experience the detail of the designs – bespoke kitchen and stairs designed by ATA and timber slatted kitchen ceiling. The client has been so pleased with the result that they have even started to buy some of the furniture shown in the interiors.
The VR tour has also helped the builders understand the design better and expectations.
The second phase of Nikal’s £70m Altair scheme in Altrincham town centre has just been approved by Trafford Council.
Work on phase one has already started and consists of 59 apartments and ground floor retail. On completion, the development next to the new transport interchange will include a 43,000 sq ft leisure centre, 96,000 sq ft of retail and restaurants, coffee shops and cafes, a 7,400 sq ft bowling alley, 150 apartments and townhouses, and 35,000 sq ft of office space and a car park.
Our CGI was successfully used by Nikal to communicate their scheme in the press and for planning consultation.