Terence O’Rourke was commissioned by Husen Developments to develop a design strategy for the redevelopment of a site in the heart of Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset. Set in an area that has now become famous for its large, ostentatious properties, the client wanted to create a discreet, restrained house that made the best possible use of the beautiful setting.
The design echoed the single storey nature of modern homes of the 1930s. The accommodation wraps around an internal courtyard, which provides a heart for the home and gives a simple organisation to the sequence of spaces and rooms.
The building provides a very high specification and quality of finish, which is integrated with a stringent set of self-imposed sustainability credentials.
The project was completed at a cost of £1.4 million delivering an area of 545sqm costing £2,568 per sqm.
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.'