Batts Hall, Warwickshire

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    Front elevation of the house
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    Leisure wing
    Leisure wing
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    Pool hall with barrel vaulted ceiling
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    Orangery interior
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    Annex & garages
    Annex & garages
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    Drawing Room
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    Master bathroom
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    Orangery & rear terrace
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    Three storey limestone helical staircase
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    Limestone self supporting helical stair
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    Main oak staircase and oriel window seat
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    Link to garage & leisure wing
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    Bedroom suite
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    Kitchen & orangery
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    Pool Hall
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    Pool hall with limestone & polished travertine detailing
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    Mosaic tiled steam room
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    Limestone spiral staircase
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    Spiral staircase enclosure and ceiling detail
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    Arched ceiling to basement with concealed LED uplighting
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    Wine cellar constructed from brickwork and polished slate
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    Wine cellar detail
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    Pool hall stone and tile detailing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Project

An award winning ‘Super Prime’ Country House with extensive leisure facilities and ancillary accommodation extending to around 19,000 ft2.

The Challenge

Janes Architectural were approached with regard to taking on the detailed design and assisting with the project management for a substantial new build country house located on a green belt site in Warwickshire. Planning consent for the property had been previously obtained by renowned classical architectural practice, ADAM Architecture, who had secured consent for a significant property based around a ‘butterfly’ format with an adjoining leisure wing and Annex.

329 exterior front - 03The client had a detailed brief with regard to the materials and building systems to be employed as well as the sustainability and energy efficiency of the building, with the long term intention of the property being able to operate ‘off grid’. With the building form and layout already set out and hand drawn plans available, Janes Architectural was required to liaise with the consultants already identified for the project and to source and introduce new consultants and specialist sub contractors, combining all information in order to produce the detailed design and specification which also involved several amendments and many refinements to the initial scheme. The building was to incorporate the following features and systems;

Structure

  • 329 progress - 05Basement with reinforced concrete slab and ICF (insulated concrete formwork) walls using waterproof concrete.
  • Precast concrete plank floor structure.
  • Steel framed structure to leisure wing.
  • SIP’s (structural insulated panel) roof structure throughout.
  • Walls clad in natural stone and facing brickwork.
  • Roofs clad in clay and slate tiles, lead and single ply membranes.

Interior / accommodation / features

  • 329 interior main stair - 38‘Wet-room’ bathrooms with natural stone & marble finishes.
  • Extensive limestone flooring.
  • Three storey self-supporting limestone helical staircase with stainless steel balusters and oak handrail, enclosed limestone stone spiral staircase and feature oak main staircase.
  • Frameless structural curved glass balustrade, doors and screens.
  • Bespoke designed joinery and fittings throughout.
  • Enclosed platform passenger lift.
  • Basement Wine Cellar, cinema room, games room, snooker room & playroom.
  • 329 interior pool - 37Relaxation / Gym area, underground squash court.
  • Swimming pool with extensive stone finishes, barrel vault ceiling, sauna and steam room.
  • Comprehensive plant rooms, linked by an underground passage.
  • Coffered and barrel vault ceilings with concealed LED strip lighting.
  • Extensive and fully fitted garage accommodation.
  • Separate self contained two bedroom annex.
  • Groundkeeper’s out buildings and stores.
  • Tennis Court.

Building Services

  • Space heating by ground source heat pump with under-floor heating.
  • Hot water heating by combined Solar thermal and ground source heat pump.
  • Mechanical heat-recovery ventilation throughout the property.
  • Air Source Swimming pool plant.
  • 50 kW photo-voltaic Solar array.
  • Rainwater harvesting system.
  • On site waste water treatment.
  • Back up generator.
  • ‘Lutron’ lighting control system.
  • Integrated Audio Visual system.
  • Advanced security and fire alarm system.
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    329 solar array
    50 kW photovoltaic solar array
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    Air source swimming pool plant
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    Ground source heat pump and cylinders
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    Ground source 'slinky' loop installation
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    Solar cylinder and plant room corridor
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    Automated lighting control and MHRV units
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    MHRV ductwork installation within plant room
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    Cold water storage tank and pump set
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Solution

Janes Architectural worked closely with the client, who wished to play an active role in the design and procurement team throughout the project. We assisted with assembling the team and the various specialist sub contractors having design input into the scheme.

Detailed drawings, specifications and schedules were prepared for all aspects of the project from the superstructure and steel frame to the cinema room and wine cellar. We were responsible for the selection and detailed design of external and internal materials, all architectural features and lighting, with interior designers concluding with wall coverings and soft furnishings.

The detailed design process and build programme proved to be particularly challenging in many ways with numerous technical and design issues to overcome. The challenges were met, managed and effective solutions accomplished to ensure that both technically and with regard to the finish and quality the new home superseded expectations.

Batts Hall under construction

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    The original Batts Hall prior to demolition
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    Basement excavated to formation level
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    Swimming pool wall reinforcement commences
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    Basement floor slab concrete pumped in
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    ICF wall and RC floor joint detail
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    ICF basement walls under way
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    ICF corbel detail to pool hall
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    Drainage & protection layer fixed to ICF prior to back filling
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    Walling continues above ground floor level
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    The building form takes shape
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    ICF walls to leisure wing
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    Steelwork in place for leisure wing roof
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    Leisure wing stone cornice detail
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    Steel frame in place for Leisure wing bay
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    Leisure wing & Annex steel frame in place ready for SIPS roof panels
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    SIPS roof panel installation commences on main house
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    SIPS roof panelling nears completion on main house
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    SIPS panelling complete
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    Eaves sprocket detail is added
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    The new property settles into the surrounding landscape
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    SIPS roof complete to leisure wing
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    Roof tiling to main house nearing completion
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    Stone detailing to orangery
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    Helical stair core marked up and brickwork cut out for stone steps
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    Window installation underway
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    Completion!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Award Winning

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Batts Hall selected as a Winner in the Marvin Architects Challenge.