Dark Lane House
Listed building consent has been granted for the internal reconfiguration of a grade II listed building in Chalford, Gloucestershire into a mixed use retail and studio space. The 18th century building is located within the St. Mary’s & Belvedere Conservation Area and sits within close proximity to many mill buildings of a similar era. Traditional building methods and a robust material palette of solid oak and Cotswold stone were utilised to allow the building to respond adaptively to future programmes, reducing the need for intensive retrofitting.
Excavation works on site revealed an arched stone culvert that is believed to date back to the 17th Century, extending over 150m underneath the property as a whole and transporting water from the valley above. The project was informed by vernacular styles and local craftsmanship, nodding to its surroundings rich in industrial heritage.