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Demolish existing 1960’s bungalow and create an exceptional contemporary, 5bedroom family home that takes full advantage of the amazing views and reflects the charm of the local area.  


  • Location: Leicestershire
  • Sector: Bespoke new build
  • Client: Private Client


LABC Regional Awards 2019 – Finalist

A stunning bespoke new build 5-bedroom home, featuring a gymnasium and self-contained guest annex, surrounded by mature trees with views over the beautiful Leicestershire countryside.

Project - Forest Road


Creating a contemporary, modern family home in a rural conservation area came with a number of challenges. We made the most of the beautiful garden while designing and gaining approval for a new, off mains, sewage system. A blanket Tree Protection Order (TPO) exists at the front of the house with mature trees close to the site. Our designs had to incorporate the stunning natural environment.  


We wanted our design to be a welcomed and loved addition to the local area. Key features of the design were picked out in traditional Swithland stone. This feature is reminiscent of local stonewalling whilst achieving a contemporary appearance.    

Dormer windows are traditional for the area. We gave them a modern twist in our design creating bespoke oriel windows playfully clad with deep zinc frames to create picture frame windows. Inside they feature window seats for enjoying the gardens.  

The house is designed to be a threepart home with glass links to minimise dark corridors. By exploding the floor plan it evolves the house into a gloriously bright space and opens it up, from the inside out. 

To continue this theme, the ensuite has a full height glass wall and ceiling with smart glass to enable the bather to enjoy views of the garden and shower under the stars. 

Our careful sighting of the property and extra-deep and protected foundations ensured we took good care of the mature trees and avoided any damage from root growth.  

Project - Forest Road


  • Architects: HSSP
  • Principle Contractor:  Pearson Property Developments Ltd 
  • Structural Engineers: Collinshallgreen Ltd
  • SAP Assessors: Ashby Energy Assessors Limited 
  • Window Detail Calculations: Advanced Details