Middle Burgate House
New Forest, Hampshire
Sitting on the western edge of the New Forest, Middle Burgate House is an attractive but unsympathetically extended redbrick Victorian-Early Edwardian house set within generous grounds on the edge of open paddocks to the west.
The proposals increase the gross internal area from around 270sqm to 380sqm. The ground floor layout is opened up to suit modern living standards, to increase the internal levels of natural daylight and to enable the clients to live in the house well into their retirement.
While the proposals reflect the form and proportions of key elements of the existing house, the extensions have an intentionally contemporary aesthetic to distinguish them from the existing building.
- Bespoke Homes
|Location||New Forest, Hampshire|
|BrightSpace Team||Dave Evans|
- BTEC ONC Architectural Technology
- BA (Hons) Architecture
- Diploma Architecture
- RIBA and ARB
A Chartered Architect since 1997, and former qualified Architectural Technician since 1987, Dave has over 30 years’ experience of working with both private and public sector clients. He combines the knowledge and skills of a lead designer and project leader with a solid background in construction techniques and technical design.
Dave’s main areas of expertise are conceptual design, helping clients develop their project briefs, early stage feasibility studies, site masterplanning, liaison with planning authorities and other key stakeholders, and public consultations. Dave is a skilled visualiser, able to quickly translate clients’ ideas and project briefs into three dimensional sketches, to explore potential design solutions.
Dave has a track record of delivering successful planning approvals across the south for contemporary luxury houses and apartments, both new and remodelled, many of which are on sensitive, rural and waterside locations. He also has considerable experience in education projects, including higher and further education schemes, from masterplanning of school and college campuses, to the detailed design of new teaching facilities.
When not hunched over a stack of tracing paper with a fast-moving felt tip pen in hand, Dave likes to try and get out on his motorbike (when he’s not taking it apart to ‘fix’ it).