Buttress has recently been granted planning consent at Oakwood Hall, a locally listed building situated in greenbelt on the outskirts of Romilly, Stockport. The Gothic style Hall, which dates from 1845 and is noted for its striking, asymmetrical outline, will be converted into apartments. 11 two storey houses will also be created on the site.
The site layout, comprising the existing Oakwood Hall, new build courtyard building and parking/set down areas is designed as a response to the original configuration on the site. Within the main hall, internal alterations will be made to create 8 apartments. The design and layout of the apartments has been developed to respect the existing structure and fabric of the hall.
The new courtyard building, to be arranged as 11 two storey houses and garage block will occupy the area to the north west of the hall largely in the same location and to a similar footprint as the original courtyard of outbuildings. The eleven houses are to be set over two storeys with living accommodation at the ground level and bedrooms at first floor level. The block is articulated to give variation to the roof line and roof profile, suggestive of a collection of buildings as was the case in the original layout.