23 Western Avenue
Client: Clark Estates
Terence O’Rourke were commissioned by Clark Estates to design and build a new contemporary home in the heart of Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset.
The accommodation wraps around a double height internal street, which provides a heart for the home and gives a simple organisation to the sequence of spaces and rooms. The house is clad with a mixture of limestone terracotta tiles and ivory through-coloured render. The interior echoes the external colours, with American Walnut timber and cool limestone flooring helping to create a clean and contemporary feel.
The building provides a very high specification and quality of finish, which is integrated with a stringent set of self-imposed sustainability credentials. Renewable technology has been integrated by using high performance solar collectors and an air source heat pump linked to a
A heat recovery and pollen-reducing whole house mechanical ventilation system, intelligent building LCD touch screen, low energy lighting and a rainwater harvesting tank are a few of the sustainable features.
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Terence O'Rourke is an award winning planning and design company, integrating these skills to help deliver exceptional projects.
Our team offers town planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and environmental planning (including environmental impact assessment, heritage and ecology) services. We have a unique skillset and approach that deals creatively with challenging planning situations to deliver commercially viable solutions across all sectors of the economy.
We work with nationally and internationally known clients including:
BAE Systems, BMW Rolls Royce, Grosvenor, McLaren and Warner Bros., major housebuilders and infrastructure providers and have worked on high profile projects and sites such as the Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa Tree Houses, the Clay Country eco-community, the Goodwood Estate, Luton Airport, Silverstone Park, Mercedes-Benz World, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and Studio Tour – 'The Making of Harry Potter.'