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Originally founded as a “ragged school” in 1855, this historic Grade II listed building has laid empty and derelict for many years. The proposal sought to provide efficient new wings housing 36 elderly care units; a vital response to the boroughs needs.
Set within a tight area in close proximity to a list building the site seemed almost undevelopable. The proposal draws upon the existing materials of the listed building to insert a pared back modernist addition, unlocking the sites potential and funding the listed buildings sensitive restoration.
When confronted with such an outstanding heritage building the only appropriate response was for the proposal to sit humbly in the shadows, to allow the period building to take center stage.
Extensive local consultation and multiple workshops have allowed local residents to shape and form the proposal, ensuring the full backing of the local community and protection of an important local landmark.
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