Aynhoe Park Houses
A unique project comprising of the construction of 3 luxurious contemporary new build private houses in the grade II listed parkland of Aynhoe.
The houses are set over two/ three levels with long ‘wings’ in Y shaped configuration to maximise the views of the parkland.
SD Structures were appointed to carry out the structural design and underground drainage for both plots 2 and 3. The structure for both comprises a steel frame with concrete floors to achieve the large open plan internal spaces and overhanging first floor geometry. SD developed a solution to enable a 10m wide glazed opening to be column free on the ground floor whilst working within the constraints of a 300mm deep structural floor zone.
Plot 3 benefits from an additional storey created by carving out a basement to accommodate an impressive car collection, gym and dance studio.
Having now worked on numerous projects together with SD, it is their ability to provide innovative and well-considered engineering solutions that set them apart. Importantly they approach every project as a collaboration with a desire to maintain the architectural aesthetic while providing responsive and cost-effective structural solutions.Grant Straghan - Director - DeDraft