The Old Rectory
The Old Rectory is a fabulous Grade II Listed property situated in a prime North Somerset location. Externally, the property was in need of some cosmetic renovation, including a new roof. Internally, the space was ready to be updated and modified to suite the modern needs of a young and active family.
The brief, from an enthusiastic and knowledgeable client, included enhancing and reorganising the living areas to maximise the useful living space. Also, to try and create a ‘heart’ for the family living area, which was disconnected in its current form.
The challenge for Berkeley Place, was to provide a solution which satisfied the spacial and budgetary needs of the client, whilst being sympathetic to the needs of the Planning and Listed Building stakeholders. The capital cost of a new roof also needed to be offset by the added value delivered from the enhancement work below.
A close working relationship between Berkeley Place and the Planning and Listed Building stakeholders, enabled a well informed agenda to be set around what material and non-material changes would likely be incorporated. Berkeley Place were then able to swiftly table the best options for internal reorganisation, managing the clients expectations around the potential scale and cost of the project.
The result provided a fantastic family living space on the ground floor, connecting the outside via the Conservatory, to the Kitchen and Dining areas. The top floor was opened up as part of the re-roofing work, to create a really funky play area for children.
Berkeley Place assembled their most appropriate designers to ensure the clients brief was delivered, while managing the whole planning, listed building and construction delivery process. Long standing relationships with key suppliers enabled the procurement and delivery of high quality materials and finishes within the clients overall time and budgetary constraints.
What the Client Said
"Berkeley Place offered a comprehensive one-stop shop from planning and conservation matters through to innovative ideas, building and construction. Professional, reliable and always available.
Alex Cross, our Project Manager was on site most days to deal with any problems no matter how small, and he was supported by an excellent professional team who all helped to contain the project within budget, despite the extra work needed to the roof.
We would highly recommend Berkeley Place."