35 2018 Architecture Awards Build in sensitive areas, including green belt, private estates, conservation areas and sites with a high level of local interest. When undertaking a project of this nature, the ability to approach the design sensitively, consider local community worries and produce a scheme which enhances the surroundings is key.” Among the firm’s recent projects is the Alder House project, which Marcus is particularly proud of. He shares an insight into the project and how he and his team created a successful outcome despite having to overcome numerous challenges. “The Alder House project was a particularly sensitive one, as an existing semi-industrial building with an asbestos roof covering every inch of the site, three boundaries faced adjacent buildings, with the fourth located immediately adjacent to an existing road. The site had the added complications of being within a flood risk zone, a conservation area, and is just meters from several listed buildings that form part of Henley in Arden’s historic High Street”. “To meet the needs of our clients, we created two high quality townhouses, with parking set on the ground floor level, along with a raised access and utility spaces to suit the flood risk requirements, all living and sleeping accommodation is set on the first and second floors. The main living space occupies the second floor and includes glazed doors with access to a full width external terrace, with views over the listed roof scape opposite to the Warwickshire countryside beyond”. Moving forward, Marcus is focused on delivering the highest quality designs possible. With several industry and local authority awards already in the bag and some very interesting projects in the pipeline, 2018 looks set to be another exciting year for Hampton Architecture.