New Build Mews Houses
The site behind Victorian shops and houses in the St Albans conservation area was occupied by a bakery which the owner decided to move to another location and redevelop for residential use. The planners would only permit building of houses that followed the footprint and profile of two brick built buildings on the site and required the clearing of all other buildings to create amenity areas. The two mews houses both feature open plan living rooms and two bedrooms which fit under vaulted roof spaces. The oriel dormer windows on the mews elevation make the most of restricted views into and out of the site which is overlooked by residential properties adjacent. This meant that windows at the rear could only be provided at ground floor level. The development has been named Bakery Mews in memory of its previous use.