Cherry Tree Drive, Oswestry

Project Type: 
New Build


Ke-design was approached by a local builder who had bought the corner plot with outline planning permission on a former council estate. Our brief was that he wanted something different, affordable and sat comfortably in its surroundings. The outline showed the access from the other road, but on out initial site analysis it was deemed that moving the vehicle access off the other road, and rotating the dwelling aspect by 90 degrees would make more out of the tight site.

The design approach was for the accommodation to follow the sun path, with Kitchen and Master bedroom to be positioned for morning sun, with Dining / Living to benefit from the rest of the day. Utilitarian and circulation space kept to a minimum, but feeling spacious with the dog legged stair and window at half landing. A front door was eliminated as a ‘waste of space’.

Externally this house could have looked very bland, but thought was put into the elevations breaking the brick up with timber cladding and render along with gun metal grey UPVC windows-over the mandatory white.

The 3 double bedroom dwelling has been awarded 2 awards- by Oswestry Civic Society and Shropshire’s Design & Conservation awards 2017, as well as reviewed in HomeBuilding & Renovating Magazine.