Sheffield architects complete Grand Designs project

Sheffield architects company Coda has completed work on a project in Oughtibridge which featured on Channel 4 series Grand Designs.

Headed up by associate director Abel Hinchliffe, Coda completed a £345,000 housing project for identical twins Nik and Jon Daughtry at a 200-year-old corn mill site in Oughtibridge. The site has been turned into two five bedroom houses.

Abel Hinchliffe said: “This was a great project to work on but one that came with a set of very specific challenges. Not only was there the site’s past, which everybody was determined had to be preserved, but there was also the fact that we had to create two family homes in what is actually quite a small space.”

Grand Designs featured the project in an episode in October which included the uncovering of the original water mill, which was eventually used in the construction of the two properties. Each house has five bedrooms and three bathrooms. The 80-metre dam on the site, which once provided power for the corn mill, was restored.

Abel added: “We came up with a design that filled all Nik and Jon’s wishes, a brilliantly contemporary pair of properties that also pays tribute to the story of the site and, through the use of materials, to the bigger story of Sheffield’s industrial heritage.”

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