Broomfields, Knighton Rise
Broomfield is a grand Neo-Georgian house located on a prominent site within the Oadby Hill Top and Meadow Court Conservation Area. The property is constructed of a traditional Leicester red brick with decorative stone, stained glass and joinery details.
The brief required a sensitive restoration throughout, with rearrangement of the internal spaces alongside extensions to provide additional fully accessible accommodation comprising new kitchen and family rooms opening onto the landscape gardens, a lift and a loft space master suite.
It was important that the proposal suited the character of the local conservation area and the existing proper-ty. This was reflected in the approach and materials used. For example, the proposal for the external lift was to use a timber frame and brickwork solution which mirrored components of the existing building, specifically the character window bays and the large brickwork chimneys.