The architectural approach emphasizes strong symmetrical forms and simple volumetric massing reinforcing the character of The Bishops Avenue area.
The massing and footprint of the building are similar to others on the Avenue.
All the elevations have been designed to address the roads onto which they face. As the building is situated at the corner of The Bishops Avenue and Canons Close, the elevations here have to be prominent enough to address the corner position. Both the Bishops Avenue and Canons Close elevations have projected feature gables to reflect the surrounding existing buildings and reinforce the hierarchy of the streetscape. The north elevation is the main entrance elevation and is therefore another important elevation. This facade also consists of a feature gable and introduces a feature entrance recon stone portico to mark the main entrance. The east elevation facing onto No. 2 Canons Close is smaller in scale in order to maintain the relationship in terms of scale and orientation to the houses along Canons Close and Hornbeams. There is a more intimate scale here so instead of feature gables, the facade is flatter, broken up by set back balconies.