Majestic House 
Poole, Dorset

Client: Taurean Properties Ltd

  • Town planning

  • Landscape architecture

  • Architecture

  • Graphic design

Terence O’Rourke lead the design team and provided planning advice to convert and re-brand a disused five storey office building into a mixed-use development of apartments and offices.  Later under permitted development office to residential law changes the original plan for 21 apartments was increased to 49 apartments with less office space at ground floor level and associated landscaping.

The 49 apartments were created both within the existing five storeys of the building and by providing three new additional floors to take advantage of sea views to the rear. Modern materials have been chosen to articulate the facade and to create a subtle distinction between residential and commercial spaces. These works ensured the building is given a new, modern identity and improved relationship with its surrounding context and creates a more distinctive skyline.

Terence O’Rourke provided all the necessary documentation, drawings, reports, 3D modelling and specifications to support RIBA stages A – L and as lead consultant, coordinating the structural, mechanical and electrical engineer, acoustician and sub-contractor-information under the design and build contract.