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Ollier Smurthwaite unwraps split-level home

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Ollier Smurthwaite Architects has completed this £156,000, four-bedroom home in Hale, Cheshire

The house is the second development completed by the Manchester-based practice for its own development company Ollier & Smurthwaite, having already converted a chapel into four flats.

Built on the previous site of several lock-up garages, the house is arranged over four split levels around a void in the centre of the building to ‘make the most of the small site’.

Externally a contemporary glazed bay window that ‘references the local victorian vernacular’ projects from the front facade of the brick building, while to the rear a kitchen ‘pod’ extends into the garden.

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Project data

Architect Ollier Smurthwaite Architects
Structural engineer Sharpe Topping
Client Ollier & Smurthwaite
Start on site date July 2013
Contract duration 12 months
Gross internal floor area 148m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Traditional
Total cost £156,000 (exc. service connections & external works)
Main contractor RBC North West Ltd

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