WCEC Architecture

 
Address   The Grey House
Cagefoot Lane
HENFIELD
West Sussex
BN5 9HD 
 
   01273 491444   
Email   mail@wcecuk.com  
Website   www.wcecuk.com 
Contact   Mr Gavin Roy Sargent 

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1: Project NameBacons Farm
Dates: 2009 - 2010
Location: Scaynes Hill 
Gross Area: 5 000 to 9 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - One-off Houses,  Landscaping - Gardens
 
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Key Services:
CAD Services,  Contract Administration,  Drawing Service,  FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Full Architectural Service,  Furniture Design,  Landscape Design,  Lighting Design,  Materials Advice,  Planning Advice,  Planning Applications,  Urban Planning & Design
 
Description:
Country house: replacing agricultural buildings and a dwelling to provide a substantial family home in the Sussex countryside this design breaks down the elements of the accommodation taking advantage of split levels on a sloping site to reduce the overall form and massing. Entrance, utility areas, garage with guest accommodation over, family living and main house are linked internally by a dramatic folded plate stair with glass balustrades stair. A mix of contemporary details and vernacular forms including pitched roofs and bay windows and built with handmade local bricks and plain clay tiles provides a soft appearance located comfortably in its immediate and wider landscaped setting.
 
2: Project NameLarge Extension to Private Estate
Dates: 2009 - 2010
Location: Private 
Gross Area: 2 000 to 4 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions,  Landscaping - General
 
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Key Services:
Building Management,  Building Technology,  CAD Services,  Client Representative,  Contract Administration,  Drawing Service,  Full Architectural Service,  Lighting Design,  Planning Advice,  Planning Applications,  Rural Planning & Design
 
Description:
Country Estate: Significant extension and alterations to a large country house rationalising the circulation and entry and providing modern accommodation for family living and recreation. Set out perpendicular to the existing house it forms and encloses the existing terraces and gardens adding privacy whilst separating the drive and garaging from view. Materials are matched to the existing house and the form of spaces created is related to room function with an open oak framed pitch truss roof provided to living rooms and a glazed flat roof link between the new and existing elements providing natural light and change in level.
 
3: Project NamePrivate Recording Studio
Dates: 2009 - 2010
Location: Private 
Gross Area: 1 000 to 1 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Culture & Entertainment - Recording Studios,  Landscaping - General
 
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Key Services:
Acoustics,  Building Management,  CAD Services,  Contract Administration,  Drawing Service,  Feasibility Studies,  FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Full Architectural Service,  Furniture Design,  Landscape Design,  Lighting Design,  Planning Applications,  Project Management,  Refurbishment,  Sustainable Design,  Urban Planning & Design
 
Description:
Private recording studio: contemporary design responding to landscape and Green Belt setting with conversion of existing cart shed and new building using local stone, zinc sheet cladding and a green roof. Located adjacent the house and walled former farm yard new stone walls extend reflecting the enclosures with the building partly inset into the contours of the site the design sensitively conceals its massing and appearance whilst taking advantage of natural light and distant views.
 
4: Project NameSite G
Dates: 2006 - 2008
Location: Brighton 
Gross Area: 10 000 to 49 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Mixed Use Projects
 
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Key Services:
Full Architectural Service
 
Awards:
the Sussex Heritage Trust Award 2010 for ‘Large Scale Residential Project’
CABE Award 2008 ‘Building for Life Gold Standard’
Description:
Urban Regeneration: Mixed use development of a brownfield site originally part of the Brighton Station Locomotive works and Goods yard now an integral part of the vibrant New England Quarter. The site runs along the 200m retaining wall between upper and lower levels of the former works providing a dramatic site which the houses apartments and office block take advantage of with views across East Brighton. Houses are designed over three storeys taking historical cues from Brighton’s terraces with rendered elevations facing the road with terracotta blocks, timber and zinc cladding facing the greenway. The homes have been awarded an "excellent" Eco Homes rating as well as CABE Building for Life Gold Standard Award and winner ‘Large Residential Award@ from the Sussex Heritage Trust.
 
5: Project NameGilhurst
Dates: 2008 - 2009
Location: Private 
Gross Area: 250 to 499 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions,  Landscaping - General
 
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Key Services:
CAD Services,  Contract Administration,  Drawing Service,  Full Architectural Service,  Lighting Design,  Planning Advice,  Planning Applications,  Rural Planning & Design,  Small Works less than £100,000
 
Description:
Country house: extension and alterations to a large country house rationalising the circulation and entry and providing modern accommodation for family living. New accommodation is provided in a subsidiary barn structure extending into the garden enclosing and extending terracing. Subtle use of dropped ceilings and built in furniture and wall panels carefully defines and separates the open plan spaces. The oak frame structure is exposed with glazed infill panels and doors providing a link between inside and outside. Its asymmetric form section educes height with lower sections clad with larch boards.
 
6: Project NameFishy Fishy
Dates: 2008 - 2009
Location: Brighton 
Gross Area: 250 to 499 sqm 
Sectors:
Food and Beverage - Restaurants
 
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Key Services:
CAD Services,  Conservation & Restoration,  Environmental Impact Analysis,  Feasibility Studies,  Fire Consultancy,  Full Architectural Service,  Furniture Design,  Insurance Claims,  Lighting Design,  Listed Building Advice,  Planning Advice,  Planning Applications,  Refurbishment,  Surveying,  Tenant Liaison
 
Description:
Restaurant refurbishment: following a devastating fire this Grade II listed building in Brighton’s historic Lanes area was restored and rebuilt providing modern kitchen, services and facilities whilst reproducing historic details to stairs and joinery. Interiors included bespoke bar and furniture design. The outside conservatory was replaced with a steel and frameless glass enclosure for external dining and opening up the view of the main building façade and enhancing natural light to the ground floor areas.
 
7: Project NameAl Duomo
Dates: 2002 - 2003
Location: Brighton 
Gross Area: 1 000 to 1 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Food and Beverage - Restaurants
 
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Key Services:
Full Architectural Service,  Furniture Design,  Interior Design,  Lighting Design,  Refurbishment,  Space Planning
 
Description:
Restaurant refurbishment: complete refurbishment of existing restaurant taking in the adjoining building both listed Grade II. Detailed negotiations with Brighton and Hove City Council and English Heritage allowed sensitive alterations at all levels with new shop fronts and staircases to access and provide accommodation from basement to third floor with a dramatic infill of rear yard areas to form additional dining areas at mezzanine ground floors with new kitchens below. Interiors, bars and built in furniture were all designed by wcec architecture to develop a rebranding of this successful Italian restaurant and pizzeria.
 
8: Project NameTandem
Dates: 2004 - 2005
Location: Colliers Wood 
Gross Area: 10 000 to 49 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Mixed Use Projects
 
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Key Services:
Full Architectural Service
 
Description:
Urban Regeneration: Mixed use development of a brownfield site in SW London as an extension to the Retail Park. Acting for Mowlem/Carrilion the Design and Build contractor for this project wcec architecture successfully translated the design into the built structure. Facing the road are retail and restaurant spaces at ground floor with apartments arranged in 4 storeys above. Behind are large units for retail and restaurant spaces along with car parking landscaping and service areas.
 
9: Project NameAsda
Dates: 1996 - 1997
Location: Chatham 
Gross Area: 5 000 to 9 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Retail - Supermarkets
 
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Key Services:
Design Services only (Stage C),  Feasibility Studies,  Production Information
 
Description:
Food store: Wooded and sloping site required the development of the company model store to be specifically adapted for this location and to take account of the site falls with ancillary accommodation provided at lower levels. Treatment of the elevations was developed to reflect the structural grid and elemental sub division providing coordination of window bars with recessed brickwork and panel joints.
 
10: Project NameFrensham House
Dates: 1999 - 2000
Location: Piltdown 
Gross Area: 1 000 to 1 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions
 
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Key Services:
Full Architectural Service
 
Description:
Country house: replanning and remodelling of this country house in 3 phases to provide a substantial family home in the Sussex countryside. Alterations, extension and conversion of spaces has transformed the accommodation with new entrance hall and stairs, bedroom accommodation, living and recreational spaces.