We are delighted that our proposals for a Grade II listed weaver’s cottage in Uppermill, Saddleworth, have been approved. The three storey property is part of a listed terrace noted as an exemplar of the local Industrial Revolution vernacular, and of historic significance in the local area and street scene.
HSA were commissioned to undertake a full appraisal of the design possibilities alongside respecting and revealing the historic fabric. Despite unsympathetic alterations over the years, through detailed research and opening up, our layout evolved to retain a central spine wall and original openings, with a new mezzanine evoking the ‘cockloft’ typical to weaver’s cottages.
With an ongoing dialogue with the Planning and Conservation Officers, the proposals transform the property, relocating living spaces on the upper floor to maximise views and light, creating a series of adaptable spaces for the client’s family.