Case Studies

Hotel and Office Development, Bath

The David Brain Partnership was commissioned by Topland Group plc to review a large hotel and office development near Bath's Green Park area after an initial planning submission was refused... More>

Ashley Croft, Box

The proposal was to maintain the footprint of the existing dwelling, (with some interesting angles) but to add additional space at first floor level above an original garage... More>

Commerce Park Industrial Park

Commerce Park is a business park capable of providing 700,000 sq ft of mixed use accommodation on a site of 64 acres, with planning consent for a variety of uses and the ability to accommodate large and small occupiers... More>

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Bathwick Hill House, Bath

Our client gave us the brief to provide a family home commensurate in size to the surrounding dwellings. The design was to be of the 21st century with considered regard to its environmental impact... More>

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Whatley Manor Hotel, Malmesbury

It was very important to the client and the Listed Building Officer, that the character and charm of the original building should not be spoilt; instead the house and grounds should be restored to match and exceed their former glory of the 1930s... More>

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Bromley Farm, Bristol

Derelict Farmyard restored to use with the addition of New Build elements in a matching style to provide high quality housing units. RIBA Town and Country Design Awards Winner 2002... More>

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Mallory Court Hotel, Leamington Spa

Alterations and extensions to a Grade 2 Listed Building built in 1915-18, in a Jacobean style by Morley Horder, but later altered when Headquarters of the Standard Motor Company in an Art Deco style... More>

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Bushfurlong Farm, Isle Brewers

Bushfurlong Farm is a little way out of Isle Brewers, a small village in Somerset that takes its name partly from the River Ile and partly from the Brewer family who held the manor from the time of Henry II... More>

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Combe Royal Crescent, Bath

David Brain Partnership determined, to build a terrace as Bath might have raised in 1820 in the tradition of Goodridge and Sir John Soane. The aim was for true classical revival - pilastered, proportioned, balconied and arched, the whole composition to be executed in the finest Bath stone ashlar with elegantly substantial ironwork... More>

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Lansdown Grove Hotel, Bath

Rather than looking to the original house for inspiration, it was felt a more contemporary view to refurbishment would be more appropriate. This design brief coupled with the constraints as regards the over looking restrictions, and eaves heights has basically defined the solution... More>

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Loss Management Group, Bath

The planning history of the site suggests that the current buildings evolved from a site specific response to the constraints, the prime concerns being the adjacent Listed Building Group to Oak St and an underground sewer pipe!... More>


Harvester Restaurant, Lambridge, Bath

New Harvester restaurant in Conservation area of Bath in sensitive gateway site to the World Heritage City... More>

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Courtyard Offices, Commerce Park, Frome

Recently the practice has expanded its project base to include commercial developments and the David Brain Partnership has been working closely with the site developer in order to procure the multi million pound building stock... More>

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Elm Barn, Wingfield, Wiltshire

Our redesign work and subsequent resubmission carried out in 2006 not only served to repurpose the barn to allow greater use than previously, but also sensitively altered it internally in order to enhance the existing historical fabric while at the same time providing a modern and comfortable family dwelling for our new clients... More>

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Spring Gardens, Bath

Spring Gardens Restaurant is a new building in the centre of the City of Bath. The site is behind the Georgian terraces of Laura Place and Argyle Street and looks out over the weir below the famous Pulteney Bridge... More>