Conservation Advisory Panel

Andrew has recently been invited to join the Bristol City Council's Conservation Advisory Panel (CAP). CAP was established to provide independent advice and guidance on planning, listed building or public realm proposals that potentially have a significant impact on Bristol's heritage assets.  

The panel review and comment on planning applications affectng a listed building or impacting the character of a conservation area. 

 

Registration & Listing: Turn End, Haddenham – home to architect Peter Aldington

Autumn and the long vista in turn end's garden. © richard bryant / arcaidimages.com

Autumn and the long vista in turn end's garden. © richard bryant / arcaidimages.com

In November 2017 Historic England (HE) included Peter Adlington's celebrated Garden at Turn End, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.  

The house also designed by Peter Adlington is Grade II* listed, one of very few post war houses awarded this grade.  As the garden was designed as a natural extension to the house it is fitting they are now both recognised and protected.

Registration of gardens is a 'material consideration' in the planning process, meaning that planning authorities must consider the impact of any proposed development on the landscapes' special character.

I first visited the house and garden in the 1990's and was particularly struck by the strong emphasis given to the garden - conceived as series of intimate 'living rooms' with a very strong connection with the house.  The house is part of the garden rather than the garden design being an afterthought - a simple idea beautifully executed.  WT

 

Cumberland Basin Sound Walk

cumberland basin bridges landscape plan.  SYLVIA CROWE COLLECTION. © MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE / LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE

cumberland basin bridges landscape plan.  SYLVIA CROWE COLLECTION. © MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE / LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE

The History and Sounds of Sylvia Crowe's Cumberland Basin, Bristol.  Wendy teamed up with Dan Pope (Atkins Senior Consultant, Acoustics, Noise & Vibration) to explore the Cumberland Basin Bridges scheme on World Listening Day.  The aim was to experience the architecture and landscape through the sense of sound.  Performance artist Ellen Southern carried out a surprise site specific piece under the Brunel Way, that explored the specific acoustic qualities of the space.

 

Listed barn conversions, Wiltshire

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We have been commissioned to design 2 barn conversions within a listed, traditional farmstead located in Wiltshire.  The farm and buildings are in one ownership.

Our clients would like to down size from the large listed C18 farmhouse into a purpose designed barn conversion.  Vacating the farmhouse would allow their daughter's family to live there.  The other barn is planned as guest accommodation.

 

Gardens Trust Conference, Mid to Late C20 Designed Landscapes, Overlooked, Undervalued and At Risk

Courtyard, Bird’s Eye HQ, Walton-on-Thames. Landscape by Philip Hicks. Tandy Slide Collection. © Museum of English Rural Life / Landscape Institute

Courtyard, Bird’s Eye HQ, Walton-on-Thames. Landscape by Philip Hicks. Tandy Slide Collection. © Museum of English Rural Life / Landscape Institute

The newly extended Garden Museum, next door to Lamberth Palace, hosted The Gardens Trust conference.  The purpose of the conference was to promote the understanding and significance of landscapes laid out between the mid 1960s - 1990 and to review how they can be recognised and conserved.  The conclusion was to set up a post-conference project, called Compiling the Record, to aid protection.

Wendy attended the conference and wrote a blog report for the Landscape Institute website.  As a Trustee of the Avon Gardens Trust she is currently helping to co-ordinate nominations of local landscapes to be included on the record.

 

Maligne House starts on site

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Construction Project Managers CLPM have recently started work to build Andrew Kenyon Architects design for Maligne House near Faringdon, Oxfordshire.  Our clients named their future home after the beautiful Maligne Lake in the Jasper National Park, Canada.  Completion is planned for summer 2018.

Our contemporary design for this new build house features open plan kitchen/dining/living spaces, five bedrooms, detached garage, studio and plant room totalling approximately 400m2. 

Sustainability is a key driver in the design process with a target of near Passivhaus standard.