The Johnson Design Partnership has unveiled these proposals to build an office development in the ruins of a former stately home in Shropshire.
Demolished during the 1950s, the only sections of Sundorne Castle to survive are a Grade-II listed gate house, a stable block and a buttressed chapel.
The castle is in fact a Georgian house, which was later altered to look more like a fortress.
The £4 million project includes the refurbishment of the existing buildings as well as the construction of a new two-storey extension on to the south west edge of the 18th century chapel.
Due to go before planners in July, the 1,200m 2
scheme aims to 'integrate the historic landscape with the new working environment'.
According to the architect: 'The castle was built as a defensive structure, but it would be inappropriate to build in a defensive manner in this context now.
'The new buildings are seen as transparent, accessible, inviting and bright- while being climatically responsive and visually respectful to the existing buildings.'
The practice hopes to start work on site later in the year. by Richard Waite