New build and domestic projects

RIVERSIDE TENNIS CLUB, BEDFORD. I undertook freelance work for the Development Committee of Riverside Tennis Club and gained planning permission for the re-devlopment of the club. My roles included making grant applications to Sport England and the Lawn Tennis Association and the preparation of a business plan. I acted as client representative during construction of the Design and Build Contract, worth £540,000, in association with Andrew Firebrace Partnership Ltd- Structural Consultants.

My drawing shows the development proposal that gained planning permission. Phase 1 of the development included the rebuilding of 3 hard courts and the building of 3 new hard courts within a seasonal airhall. The airhall would remain in place for 6 months of the year and be dismantled for the summer months. All new courts and existing courts had new floodlighting. Phase 2 of the development, which is pending, comprises the building of a permanent structure with 2 further courts.

The seasonal airhall as seen from adjacent courts and from within.

PRIVATE HOUSE, BIDDENHAM-BEDFORDSHIRE. Alterations were undertaken to this 1936 former vicarage, to include the conversion of a garage and attic space, the re-modelling of bathrooms and kitchen, the building of a new garage and extensive hard landscaping. The outdoor pool & pool house was designed and built some years later.

My drawing showing the proposed internal alterations with information submitted for Building Regulations Approval

A pool with associated pool house, hard landscaping and new boundary wall was built in 2007. The pool was required to be fully visible from the house yet small children had to be prevented from falling in. The designed boundary wall treatment reflected the style of the house and the pool house was designed to complement the house and its setting.

Pool with railings topping a low wall on the garden side to give required visibility of the pool area from the kitchen/ dining area.

Pool by night. Stringent Building Regulations standards governing the use of lighting transformers in the proximity of wet areas had to be met.