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West Parade Houses, Lincoln


Jackson & Jackson Developments


The sloping site fronts on to a busy thoroughfare in Lincoln’s west end, which is defined by ornate 19th and early 20th century properties, all with prominent dormers and large bay windows. The prominent corner location meant that it was vital to continue the aesthetic established by the properties to the east and complete the urban block in a suitable fashion.


 The property which faces west parade is spilt into two main bays echoing the grander elevations along West Parade, while those which front onto Hampton Street have a single bay window and dormer as they step up the slope of the hill, more reminiscent of the terraced properties which run north and south off West Parade.    


A contemporary take on the traditional brick dormer using pressed metal surrounds in the same proportions helps to visually tie the development to its neighbours. Proportionally the new build also sits comfortably alongside the older properties tying in with existing ridge and eaves heights. The West Parade houses have proved to be an extremely successful infill project, combining a sympathetic yet contemporary aesthetic with a density suitable for its location, maximising returns for the developer.

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