New Sustainable Dwelling

New contemporary home with accessible
features to suit retired couple’s needs

Location: Cholsey

New Sustainable Dwelling

New contemporary home with accessible features to suit retired couple’s needs

Location: Cholsey

Alison and James wanted to replace the bungalow that existed on this site. The site is positioned in a residential area of Cholsey, neighboured by surrounding cottages and a grade 2 listed bakehouse. Alison and James wanted to solve the problems of the existing structure on the plot of land through two major guiding design principles: a manageable, energy efficient, build accompanied with a sensitive attention to the feel and style of the immediate area. lapd worked closely with the clients to create a property that matched these specific needs.

We spent time with them discussing the multitude of options they had, and condensing down the design process into key decisions that were manageable. We worked with all of these factors to produce a design together that Alison and James could live in for years to come.

The result is a modern design that floods Alison and James’s living spaces with natural light and makes use of the large garden.

This project was shortlisted for the 2017 Build It Awards Best Self-Build Architect category.

Find out more about lapd and how we can make your dream home a reality.

Find out more about lapd and how we can make your dream home a reality.

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Main Office
The studio, Building F5 (north),
Culham Science Centre,
Abingdon, Oxford
OX14 3EB

Summertown Office
Prama House,
267 Banbury Road,

Henley Office
45 Station Road,
Henley On Thames

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Tuesday 9.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 9.00 - 17.00
Thursday 9.00 - 17.00
Friday 9.00 - 17.00

Recent awards

We are proud to have achieved the following awards for recent projects:

2020 Build It – Best Accessible or Inclusive Home
2020 RICS Social Impact Awards - Winner of the South East Residential category
2019 Build It Readers’ Choice award
- Best Architect for a renovation or extension
2018 Build It – shortlisted for 4 awards including best self-build and best renovation
2017 Build It – shortlisted Best Self Build and Best Renovation
2014 Build It - Highly commended
2013 Corporate Green Award

2012 Build It – Best Self Build Architect
2011 RICS grand award - shortlisted sustainability
2011 RICS south east award winner – sustainability
2011 RICS south east shortlisted – conservation
2010 LABC national building excellence awards winner - technical innovation
2010 LABC central building excellence awards - best overall project | best small housing development | best sustainable project | best technical innovation
2009 RIBA download prize Highly commended – sustainability


lapd Limited (trading as lapd architects) is a private company registered in England and Wales no. 5324993. VAT Registration no. 879282958. The Directors are Opinder Liddar RIBA and Trevor Avery RIBA.

The company is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Membership No. 3202164P

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