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Emerging practice Hills + Co wins go-ahead for Wye Valley bungalow revamp

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Up-and-coming Gloucestershire-based studio Hills + Co has won planning to overhaul a 1950s bungalow in an area of outstanding natural beauty within the Lower Wye Valley

According to the practice, which was founded by ex-RCA graduate Scott Hills in 2015, the project will extensively refurbish and extend the 92m² brick building in Brockweir to create a 190m² home.

The scheme includes a stone plinth and charred timber cladding around the extension.

A spokesperson for the practice said: ’The concept seeks to carefully increase the existing brick mass, whilst stitching in a new modern extension subordinate to the original house, all while turning the focus towards the southern aspect and landscape views.

’Works include a resequencing of the existing entrance and internal spaces; a modern kitchen extension; external terrace area and extending into the roof void creating new bedrooms and long reaching views down the Wye Valley.’

The project will be built in three phases over the next two years, starting with the roof conversion and dormer, followed by the kitchen extension and completed by the external errace and garage.  

Lowlands ffplanproposed hills+co copy copy

Lowlands ffplanproposed hills+co copy copy

Project data

Location Belmont Road, Brockweir, Lower Wye Valley, Gloucestershire
Local authority Forest of Dean District Council
Type of project Refurbishment and extension
Architect Hills + Co
Quantity surveyor Broadhursts Chartered Quantity Surveyors
Gross internal floor area Total 190m² (existing bungalow 92m²)

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South elevation

South elevation

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