Winter 2024 Newsletter

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Our 2023 Highlights

During the last year, we received a variety of new instructions which included the strategic master planning of farm buildings and associated farm houses in Buckinghamshire. Internal alterations and a new indoor swimming pool building at a farm near Oxford. A comprehensive refurbishment and extension of a lovely farmhouse near Towcester, together with alterations and extensions to a number of larger homes in Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds and beyond.

 We also had the privilege of working on a couple of significant Grade 2 listed homes, including extensions and internal modifications showcasing our commitment to preserving heritage while incorporating modern elements and bringing houses up to today’s living standards.

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We successfully obtained planning approvals for numerous projects in 2023. The most notable ones include an extension to a dental practice in an Oxfordshire village. A new 5-bedroom dwelling in Northamptonshire and an extension to a large family residence, within a walled garden of a Grade 2* listed house near Bedford. Additionally, we secured permission for converting outbuildings to three new dwellings in a lovely North Oxfordshire village.

We are thrilled to have a number of projects successfully complete on site during the year and we look forward to showing you images of these soon. It’s always a privilege to be able to see the hard work come together as a finished building.

We continue to push our intown presence having recently secured planning permission for a residential project in London, with another central London project on the drawing board.

Last year was particularly exciting for our social media presence, with the most significant growth on Instagram, where we concluded the year with 5000 followers! We want to express our gratitude to everyone who took the time to follow our pages across various social media channels and appreciated our work. If you haven't already, we would be grateful if you could follow us too.

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Project Showcase - Pool Pavilion

The brief was to design a pool pavilion and swimming pool for a Grade 2 listed detached family dwelling, a former Rectory, situated adjacent to a Grade I listed Church building.

Concealed from the primary views of the house, the pool house finds its place in the northeast corner of the garden. Crafted as a jewel, it is adorned in natural English materials, seamlessly responding to the site's essence. Positioned in seclusion, the swimming pavilion offers captivating vistas of the pool, garden, and the entire house.

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Thoughts - Contemporary rural architecture

The English Countryside is special.

William Green Architects are privileged to work across a large part of Southern England, where there are many outstanding cities, towns, villages, parks, forests, woods and landscapes. Most bear the hallmarks of specific characterful vernacular Architecture.

We appreciate this rich fabric and enjoy understanding the local lie of the land, the particular climate conditions, the language of materials, the natural vegetation and 

ground conditions. William Green Architects wish to celebrate this and strongly feel that contemporary Architecture provides the opportunity to do this.

Successful contemporary rural architecture is deeply linked to the context of the location. The massing and orientation, the material palette, and the openings will all be informed by and respond to the site's inherent contextual qualities.


Studio News

As we embrace the new year, we aim to develop our portfolio of work within contemporary residential architecture, both in town and the country, open up new opportunities within the commercial office, private healthcare sector and develop our skills within the private education sector. All with a continued emphasis on delivering imaginative, inspiring spaces that enrich our lives.

We also aim to continue to develop and expand our talented team at William Green Architects as we are keen to explore new horizons and deliver our design skills to new and evolving challenges.

Finally having successfully navigated 2023, we would like to thank our Clients, Contractors and Consultants for their time, trust and business. We look forward to 2024.

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