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Countryside Residence


This challenging project situated just outside London within many acres of idyllic countryside, called upon Lawray’s super prime residential experience. Although very different to the palatial town houses of London’s Belgravia and Kensington Palace Gardens, this secluded listed country house still necessitates the highest level of expertise and very best attention to detail that Lawray Architects offers and provides.

The Brief

The project brief referred not only to the main country house, but also to the varying outhouses, staff accommodations, garage and stables on the estate. Lawray was involved in all aspects of architectural design including sensitive Heritage and Planning issues, space planning of the estate, change of use, renovation and refurbishment. The high quality use of materials and designs ensured this distinguished property was deserving of the client’s high profile status and expectations.

Our Solution

The brief and deadlines associated with such high profile projects always commands a level of proficiency and dedication to succeed and in appointing Lawray, you have that level of experience within the super prime arena. This means we are not afraid to lead or support client representatives towards the end goal. For this project, we as architects, supported an international team of consultants from the US, Canada, and Europe and our unique skills of design and co-ordination were both productive and invaluable to all. Our ability and informed honest approach towards problem solving ensured programmes and budgets remained on track.

Lawray has been a partner of the Corporation of the Church House for over 20 years and in that time has been heavily involved in several large refurbishment projects. The team’s knowledge and skills have proved invaluable in the areas of design, planning and project administration. When redeveloping a listed property, Lawray have ensured that they treat the architecture with sympathy whilst producing space that is effective for modern day requirements. Lawray continues to work closely with our in-house team on forthcoming projects and we would have no hesitation in recommending their work to others.

Mr Ian Bessant, Facilities Manager

The Corporation of Church House (Aug 2013)