The site is located at the western end of Arkwright Road near to the junction with Ellerdale Road. The plot was originally developed in the 1870s as a large detached villa with a new wing being added at the turn of the century. The building has been in office use since the 1920s.
The application proposals are to return the building to a single family dwelling with modernizations to make it suitable for 21st century living.
As part of Fitzjohn and Netherhall Conservation Area, the existing building is to be retained and a single storey extension with basement added to the rear utilising a drop in terrain between front and rear.
The existing buildings interior arrangement is poorly integrated and has a dislocated relationship with the garden. The proposals address this by opening up the central link section of the house and creating new living accommodation at garden level directly linking the landscape and interior.
The renovation works will be sympathetic in period detail and materials. New elements will respect the material palette of the existing but contrast in detail to reflect their 21st century context.