Pelham Terrace, Lewes
Pelham Terrace was the extension, refurbishment and loft conversion of a late 19th century property in the Lewes conservation area close to Pells Pool, the oldest freshwater outdoor pool still open to the public in the UK.
Working over three storeys, the design incorporate such details as a lead-clad dormer. To avoid the two adjacents dormers resembling one large dormer, the section between – over the stairs – is lower, set back and finished in roof tiles.
Thermal insulation upgrades were used throughout the refurbishment, alongside new double-glazed timber windows such as those seem here in the new bathroom.
The form at Pelham Terrace was created in response to the existing house as well as site constraints and topography. The white box projection was sensitively proportioned to have no impact on the neighbour’s daylight.
The new extension formed an open plan area with the kitchen. The floor of the dining area reused timbers from elsewhere in the house.
The refurbished living room includes external access to the rear patio.
The open-plan reception rooms combine the property’s period characteristics, with modern, clean lines and natural lighting from front to rear.
Natural lightness was achieved throughout and a side facing high level window captures a southerly view of nearby St John sub Castro church.
‘We very much enjoyed working with Nick on our full refurb/extension/loft conversion project. He listened to our emerging ideas and turned them into creative solutions. When things got difficult through planning his clever tweaks assuaged concerns while maintaining the integrity of what we wanted. We are delighted with the outcomes and are hugely grateful for all his hard work and advice along the way.’Ed and Alan