New homes in heart of village

Stoke Gabriel:

Last month this project, Gabriel Court, gained planning permission. Although it had been approved by committee in the early part of the year the section 106 took such a long time while the local authority dragged their feet.

Philip Kassanis provided architectural services to developer-builder for planning application for conversion of hotel into 2 residential units as part of 13 home residential scheme on 3 acre site in the heart of historic village, Stoke Gabriel.

The site is the grounds of Hill House which was originally built by the Churchward family in 1477 and remained with the family until 1924. It then became the Hill House Hotel whose name was changed in 1939 to the Gabriel Court Hotel. The family and the house and subsequently the hotel always played an important part in the life of the village. The house and grounds, although derelict are still a prominent feature in the heart of the village.

Carried out feasibility and translated this into a masterplan and brief. Acted as lead consultant for the preparation of the planning application with Exeter based architects, Grainge Architects, responsible for the 10 new units and conversion of a stable cottage into a planning application.
Conducted the pre-app liaison with the planning authority and organised the village consultation, preparing all the material and writing up the report.

one of the exhibition boards
another exhibition board with extracts from the design rationale