Rockery Tea Gardens

Reversion to the site owner of the 50 year old Tea Gardens, gave an opportunity to create homes that could enjoy this landscape set in an old Bathstone quarry. A careful insertion of 2 houses and 9 apartments forming 4 buildings specifically shaped to fit into parts of the garden, with the rest of the wooded site to be a shared amenity, was shielded from the main road by garaging and parking.

The use of the quarry stone and cedarwood cladding together with full solar energy harvesting - Passive/solar/photo-voltaic, plus communal heating makes a minimal environmental impact and future-proof residents’ energy costs. We gained planning consent but others produced the construction drawings.