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Penhevad Studios, Penhevad Street,

Grangetown, Cardiff, CF11 7LU

© 2017 by Davies Sutton Architects

The Old Grammar School
Cowbridge

Located within the heart of the conservation area of this medieval market town, this project required the sensitive conversion, alteration and extension of an early Victorian School, together with the repair and restoration of the historic fabric.

 

The school was subdivided to form 19 spacious apartments, and a new extension enabling the 2 main historic and decorative stairs to be retained and reused. The majority of the internal historic elements were also retained as features within the apartments, specifically the decorative timber cornicing, stone door cases and fireplaces.

 

The quality of the conversion of the existing building and the demolition of modern unsympathetic extensions enabled 7 new dwellings to be provided. Located at various points around this historic complex, all were designed in a modern contemporary style that reflects their respective locations whilst providing a lucid contrast with the existing listed building.