Clarence House, Wells-next-the-Sea

Georgian House, Wells-next-the-Sea

This was a Grade II listed building constructed in about 1830 with later extensions to the side and rear.  Before our client purchased the site the building was derelict since the 1970’s and parts of the building were dangerously dilapidated and neglected.

Following undertaking a detailed measured building survey we assisted our client to gain Planning Permission for a 330m2 extension and Cart Lodge Annex, in a very high profile area of Wells.  After the production of working drawings for Building Regulations and Construction the building contract was agreed on a negotiated tender basis.

The extension structure was relatively traditional with cavity walls, timber first floors and an attic truss roof; however large open plan rooms meant structural spans were quite large for a domestic structure.

The client was keen to preserve many of the original features of the main house, as well as a planning imposed requirement to leave the main hall/staircase untouched, therefore we worked closely with the builders to achieve the required finishes.

As well as Project Managing the main building work, we also dealt with the utilities for the site including new gas and electric services and the diversion of an overhead cable.


Mr & Mrs Hopkins

Services Provided

Measured Building Survey, Building Regulations Specification, Structural Design, Contract Administration, Project Management