Fathom Architects

Wilbury Grove Mews, Brighton

  • LocationBrighton
  • UseOffice, Residential
  • ClientBlacktree Developments
  • Size420sqm 4,500sqft
  • Date2016
  • AwardsWinner Best Medium-sized Residential Project, Sussex Heritage Trust 2020; Commended Best Refurbishment Project, Housebuilder Awards 2019

A sensitive mixed use development of a mews site within the Willett Estate Conservation Area in Brighton.  The scheme removed a series of insensitive additions to an existing three storey Victorian mews, and reworked the site by extending and refurbishing to provide four apartments and a ground floor 620sqft office unit with a coherent architectural language.  In addition to the client brief, by closing off a redundant vehicle access route, we were able to create an additional ground floor apartment with a valuable south facing courtyard garden.

‘Fathom provided a fantastic design service enabling us to unlock full value from the extension and sub-division of a large mews house into apartments in Hove. Their understanding of the heritage constraints – created by the conservation area status and adjacent Grade I listed property – helped us to very effectively navigate the planning process.’

Rupert Corney, Founder, Blacktree Developments