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POOL (refers to image 1)
This Grade II* Listed private house complex was comprehensively restored and modernised (see Historic portfolio). In addition to the work to the existing building a new contemporary indoor pool and gym with associated service accommodation was constructed to provide private leisure facilities for the residents. Whilst the pool building is necessarily large in order to accommodate the pool and associated service rooms and equipment, it has been designed to integrate with the character of the existing courtyard wall and landscape through the motif of a traditional timber pergola which wraps round the building and provides solar shading to the glass elevations to prevent over heating. The building is lower than the existing house, whose upper rooms look down over the pool's growing sedum roof.

DREWSTEIGNTON & STICKLEPATH (refers to image 2)
Twin affordable housing developments within Dartmoor National Park, comprising four cottage type dwellings on each site, were completed for housing association West Devon Homes in Spring 2011. The schemes respect their village context, meeting the additional design requirements of the National Park, whilst being affordable to construct in recognition of their intended use. They also achieve high levels of energy efficiency through their orientation and highly insulated timber frame construction, which both benefits the environment and the tenants. Space and water heating are provided through air source heat pumps partially powered by photo-voltaic panels.

Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes was achieved, in addition to 'Secured by Design' certification.