April 27, 2021
We are pleased to reveal that the Rectory School in Moulton, Suffolk has been featured in the Jan/Feb 2021 issue of Listed Heritage.
The owners of the building, a Grade II Listed former school, appointed Whitworth to negotiate the listed building approval process. This enabled the complete refurbishment of the home with the addition of a large, contemporary extension.
The extension was carefully considered in its design and construction, sympathising with the existing building’s historic nature. It features a steel frame and masonry construction, with vertical cedar cladding, and standing seam coated steel and felt roof. The extension is not visible from the front of the property, contributing to the intention of sensitivity to the original building.
The Listed Property Owners’ Club commented on the project: ‘Some extensions to listed buildings are designed to stand out whilst others are designed to blend in. In the case of the former school at Moulton, the architects chose to subdue the visual impact of the extension by digging it into the land which rose steeply at the rear of the building. They used natural cladding to the exterior walls in contrast to the dark flintwork of the Victorian building. However, it is the design and reinterpretation of the magnificent internal spaces, particularly the former school hall, that stands out in this creative conversion.’
Read the full article below.
As seen in Listed Heritage, membership journal of the Listed Property Owners’ Club – http://www.lpoc.co.uk/