Upper Rissington, Gloucestershire
Bovis and Linden Homes Consortium
Gould Singleton Architects
Speller Metcalfe was contracted by the Bovis & Linden Homes Consortium to refurbish the existing Officer’s Mess building and adjoining blocks in the Cotswolds village of Upper Rissington.
The project started with a major enabling works operation as the buildings had been empty and exposed to the elements for over 15 years. Each of the three-storey buildings were stripped back and remodelled, with structural alterations and new roofs and services then completed to shell standard.
The new Victory Fields development features a mix of houses and flats, retaining and replacing original features wherever possible. The development comprises:
- Building 10: 15 new semi-detached town houses;
- West Wing: 12 new semi-detached houses with additional roof space to house native endangered bats;
- East Wing: 12 new semi-detached houses with additional roof space to house native endangered bats;
- Block 41 & 42: Structural alteration and remodelling of existing building to create additional flats.
Two retail units including a Co-op store were also created as part of the development.