WESTWOOD CROSS, THANET
|Team||Jason Chandler, Sam Hosken|
|Status:||Site sold on|
OSG Architecture's brief for this residential master-planning project included the provision of a development scheme for land that is currently included in the curtilage of a large detached property. Known as Westwood Lodge, it is located at Poor Hole Lane, Westwood Cross, in Thanet. The client had already secured an option agreement on the land, which Thanet District Council had designated part of a 'Green Wedge’. This meant that, whilst the council was, strictly speaking, not opposed to development, any proposal would need to be carefully considered and retain much of the existing tree planting, enhanced with green open spaces.
Our initial proposals reflected the above requirements. However, the client required a more intensely developed scheme to ensure that it was economically viable, and we responded accordingly.
In addition to developing the master-plan for this proposal, we also designed a specific range of house types that met the client’s requirements for a modern aesthetic look that would fit in with the other residential developments within the area. The designs we provided took traditional residential house forms, with pitched roofs, bay windows and a combination of weatherboarding and brickwork. Details included large square- proportioned windows, gables rather than hips, wet verge details which looked slimmer than bargeboards, and large expanses of full-height glazing looking over garden areas.