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ADP wins go-ahead for Arts and Crafts-inspired house in Sevenoaks

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AJ100 practice ADP has won planning permission for this 430m² house on a ‘highly sensitive site’ in Sevenoaks, Kent

Replacing an existing bungalow, the scheme in The Drive will sit between a Grade II-listed house on one side and a  locally listed house on the other

According to the firm, the design was inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement ‘but expressed in a contemporary manner’ and was described by Sevenoaks District Council’s planning officers as ’high quality and sustainable”.

The project features natural ventilation chimneys, a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system, photovoltaics and ground source heat pumps.

Underground tanks will store rainwater for irrigation of the landscape.

A spokesperson for ADP said: ‘The internal layout reflects the traditional Wealden House arrangement, with a large double-height central void. The work of Baillie Scott – who was active in Sevenoaks – and the adjoining listed house by CW Bowles have also influenced the design.

‘Passive low-energy design has been integral to the design concept, with heavily insulated facades on three sides, and a higher proportion of glazing on the south side for winter warmth.’

The project is being delivered by ADP’s sister company Corde, a combined architecture and engineering design service.

ADP chairman Roger FitzGerald said: ‘This is an important project for Sevenoaks, showing that high-quality design can be respectful of history and setting, whilst being contemporary and sustainable.’

Work is expected to start on site in early 2018 and take 12 months to complete.



Project data

Location The Drive, Sevenoaks
Type of project Private house
Client Private client
Architect ADP (the project is being handled by Corde, the collaborative architect/structural engineering/services engineering/landscape design service to BIM level 2)
Landscape architect Corde
Planning consultant Corde
Structural engineer Corde
M&E consultant Corde
Quantity surveyor Burnley Wilson Fish
Planning supervisor Corde
Lighting consultant Corde
Main contractor TBC
Funding Private
Tender date TBC
Start on site date January 2018
Completion date January 2019
Contract duration TBC
Gross internal floor area 430m²
Form of contract and/or procurement TBC
Total cost Confidential

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