Conversion of Georgian Building into Stylish Apartments

Hetreed Ross were appointed to work with Future Heritage and Carter Jonas to obtain planning permission and listed building consent for the conversion of the three upper floors of Grade 1 listed John Wood Apartments, adjacent to Queen’s Square in the centre of Bath, into 5 apartments.

The stylish apartments have contemporary interiors complementing the Georgian origins of the buildings.

Photograph taken from the corner of Queen Square, Bath looking back up at wood street showing the external elevation of the Georgian building, with apartments on the top three floors and commercial office space below. Photograph taken from the corner of Queen Square, Bath looking back up at wood street showing the external elevation of the Georgian building, with apartments on the top three floors and commercial office space below.
Photograph showing the refurbished  georgian rooms, retaining existing wood panelling, with a view over queen square Photograph showing the refurbished  georgian rooms, retaining existing wood panelling, with a view over queen square
Photograph showing the refurbished  georgian rooms, retaining existing wood panelling. Photograph showing the refurbished  georgian rooms, retaining existing wood panelling.
Photograph of the refurbished 1980's section of the building highlighting a more contemporary approach to the finished with large sliding door looking out onto the timber clad balcony. Photograph of the refurbished 1980's section of the building highlighting a more contemporary approach to the finished with large sliding door looking out onto the timber clad balcony.
Photograph of the refurbished 1980's section of the building highlighting a more contemporary approach to the finishes within the bathrooms with a large walk in shower. Photograph of the refurbished 1980's section of the building highlighting a more contemporary approach to the finishes within the bathrooms with a large walk in shower.
Photograph of the 'john wood apartments' sign. Photograph of the 'john wood apartments' sign.
Conversion of Georgian Building into Stylish Apartments

Hetreed Ross were appointed to work with Future Heritage and Carter Jonas to obtain planning permission and listed building consent for the conversion of the three upper floors of Grade 1 listed John Wood Apartments, adjacent to Queen’s Square in the centre of Bath, into 5 apartments.

The stylish apartments have contemporary interiors complementing the Georgian origins of the buildings.

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1&2 Wood Street is part of a grade I listed terrace to the south east corner of Queen Square.  The six large terraced houses constructed in 1729-1734, were designed by the architect John Wood the Elder with display windows added in 1871, by J Elkington Gill.

The buildings were subject to bomb damage during the Second World War with the rear of the buildings being removed and subsequently rebuilt.  Part of the top floor of the frontage to Queen Square was also remodelled following the bomb damage.  To the  rear  of 2 Wood  Street  a two  storey  mansard  roofed  extension  was constructed in the 1980s.

The buildings have evolved over a number of years into shop/estate agent use at ground floor level and commercial use on the upper floors.

Following the reconstruction of the building (post-war) and the conversion of the upper parts to offices, many of the original features were removed.  Over the years doors have been changed, a new staircase had been installed, fireplaces have been lost and windows have been replaced.

The conversion was designed to create 3 flats and a 3 storey maisonette within the Georgian portion of the building acknowledging and retaining original features and restoring plan forms.  There was more scope for alteration for the final flat in the 1980s construction at the rear, including the provision of a balcony.

The resulting conversion has provided 5 stylish apartments in the city centre and enhanced the life of an important listed building.

1&2 Wood Street is part of a grade I listed terrace to the south east corner of Queen Square.  The six large terraced houses constructed in 1729-1734, were designed by the architect John Wood the Elder with display windows added in 1871, by J Elkington Gill.

The buildings were subject to bomb damage during the Second World War with the rear of the buildings being removed and subsequently rebuilt.  Part of the top floor of the frontage to Queen Square was also remodelled following the bomb damage.  To the  rear  of 2 Wood  Street  a two  storey  mansard  roofed  extension  was constructed in the 1980s.

The buildings have evolved over a number of years into shop/estate agent use at ground floor level and commercial use on the upper floors.

Following the reconstruction of the building (post-war) and the conversion of the upper parts to offices, many of the original features were removed.  Over the years doors have been changed, a new staircase had been installed, fireplaces have been lost and windows have been replaced.

The conversion was designed to create 3 flats and a 3 storey maisonette within the Georgian portion of the building acknowledging and retaining original features and restoring plan forms.  There was more scope for alteration for the final flat in the 1980s construction at the rear, including the provision of a balcony.

The resulting conversion has provided 5 stylish apartments in the city centre and enhanced the life of an important listed building.

RIBA Chartered Architects and Environmental Designers, for Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset and the South West. AECB, EASA and Green Register members.

© Hetreed Ross Architects 2017

 

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