Dorothy’s Gate, Whitefields Road, Solihull


The scheme involved the demolition of number 21 Whitefields Road, an existing bungalow in a large plot and its redevelopment together with some adjoining land with seven new detached dwellings.

The dwellings were designed to reflect the better existing traditional houses which are to be found adjacent to the site. The scheme looks to reflect its context and utilises aesthetic cues from surrounding development in terms of height, scale, mass and use of appropriate materials and finishes.

The buildings are traditional in design utilising traditional features and detailing. These include brick and render with tile feature detailing includes chimneys, gables, bay windows and plain tile roofing.

The development preserves and enhances the streetscape and overall character of the immediate area. The majority of existing landscaping which provides the site with natural screening and visual amenity preserves the existing character of the area. The design was informed by local characteristics and provides high quality dwellings to suit modern demands.

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