Private Residence, Lostock, Bolton
New Build Bolton
Our client had recently purchased a 1960’s bungalow occupying a large substantial plot within a prestigious setting of Lostock, Bolton. The site backs onto Regent Park Golf course and offers great potential to create a substantial forever new build home.
Our client, who took a hands on approach from the inception of the project, provided their preferred floor plans to PJH Architectural Services for us to design and develop into detailed accurate planning drawings, ready for submission to Bolton Council.
The proposed footprint looks to increase the existing bungalow footprint by approximately 33%, which (when coupled with the overall proposed ground and first floor) provides a new build footprint split over two floors of 560m² – 6,000 Sqft.
Detailed planning drawings looked to create a contemporary property with a combination of brickwork, architectural stonework, stone heads and window sills, a large glass atrium, 3 sets of large rear facing bi-folding doors and a first floor rear facing recessed balcony, directly accessed off the master bedroom.
You are immediately drawn into the property through the introduction of a large vaulted entrance hall which spans from the ground floor up to the underside of the roof structure. The hallway leads you off to a reception room, WC, boot room and integrated double garage, complete with a substantial secondary rear facing store room. As you progress to the rear of the property, which (due to site levels) is designed at a lower level, you enter into an expansive open plan kitchen/living space (measuring approx. 14m (45 feet) x 7m (23 feet)). A rear facing children’s play room is accessed off the open plan living space which is complete with large bi-folding doors and corner glazing to maximise views of the rear garden.
A spiral staircase accessed off the kitchen area takes you up to a split-level utility area and then up to the split-level first floor. The first floor is equipped with a fully automated cinema room, laundry room and 6 large double bedrooms all compete with Jack and Jill en-suites. The master bedroom complete with walk in dressing room and en-suite facilities, maximises the view of the rear garden and Regent Park Golf course, by incorporating a recessed/covered glass balcony.
Due to the large expanse of open plan living, the design was based around a steel frame structure, which was designed in close co-ordination with the structural engineers Renaissance ltd.
Following a successful planning process, Bolton Council granted planning permission, which enabled us to develop detailed building regulations and tender packages of drawings. Via the use of a local external Quantity Surveyor, O’neil & Partners a cost plan was produced and the project sent out to tender to a hand full of local tendering contractors.
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