Jonathan Davidson Architects

This development of three townhouses sits on a steeply sloping infill site in the former grounds of the Grade ll listed Butley Hall on the border of the Prestbury Conservation Area.

The form and massing is heavily influenced by the site topography, with the ground floor living areas at street level to the front and set into the embankment at the rear,. The upper floor bedrooms project beyond the footprint to provide further depth and richness to the facade.

Further living accommodation is provided at first floor level providing direct access to the heavily landscaped rear gardens, which become additional living spaces.

Double height voids to the front and rear provide a visual link between these spaces and allow natural light to penetrate the subterranean spaces at the rear.

Whilst contemporary in form, the use of pale cream brick and natural stone complements the colour palette of Butley Hall and allows the development to respond to its setting.