Caulmert has secured both planning permission and listed building consent for the development of a large two/three storey rear extension to the notable, former home of Sir Henry Royce, known as Brae Cottage in Cheshire. Brae Cottage, a grade II listed building, was commissioned by Sir Frederick Henry Royce of Rolls Royce Fame and constructed in 1898. The house was designed by prominent Manchester architect, Paul Ogden, with interior design work by Alfred Waterhouse, who designed a number of prominent buildings including the Town Hall in Manchester and the Natural History Museum in London. Sir Henry moved to the newly built property in 1898, and during his ten years there, it is well documented that Sir Henry worked on many of his early automotive innovations here.
Caulmert’s planners have considerable experience in negotiating proposals for sensitive listed buildings within conservation areas such as this, and have worked positively with local authority officers, to achieve permission on behalf of the current owners for this generously proportioned extension.