St Tewdrics

Client: Mr & Mrs Thomas
Value: Approximately £300,000

This lovely Italianate listed villa is being converted to a wedding venue. After careful consultation with the planners, it was agreed that the new function room, capable of seating up to 150 guests, could be concealed within the existing stable block courtyard to the rear.

In removing a small part of the listed structure and enclosing the remainder of the courtyard by providing a new roof with exposed rafters and a tapered rooflight, the impact of this contemporary extension is minimised. Direct links back to the existing large kitchen, sensitive relocation of the existing stable floor externally and parking within the sunken garden will make this a unique private venue, ideally located at the 'Gateway to Wales' by the Severn Bridge. This project was completed in Spring 2017.

Geraint Thomas talks about cycling and St. Tewdrics courtsey of BBC Wales -

We chose Downs Merrifield as architects because having worked with them on a previous project we believed their creative style in terms of design solutions would be perfect for our project at St Tewdrics House. Their creative design solutions and relaxed approach to resolving any issues really benefited this project. Working with Downs Merrifield is a true partnership, they are with you all the way through the many "ups" and the few "downs", which will inevitably happen on such a technically challenging job.