The Dell is a property in which we provided structural solutions, in Morpeth, Northumberland.
The proportion, orientation and topographical nature of this site presented the architects with a significant challenge. The constraints of the site fought against the conventional arrangement of a domestic property with its public and private zones. The site slopes steeply from back to front as well as dishing side to side; there is a mature wood to the South which also presented overshadowing issues. The architects chose to adopt a cruciform plan which subdivided the land into quadrants dealing with public arrival, private South facing courtyard and grassed gardens area to the rear of the property exploiting the only flat section of the site. We worked with the architect to deliver the appropriate solutions. Architect: Elliott Architects