Client: Children’s Hospice South West
Location: 9 North Street, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7QJV
Date: Completed 2019
Contractor: ALBA Shopfitters
The proposal is for the minor internal and external alterations to an existing shop. The premises are the ground floor unit only of a Grade II listed mid-terraced two-storey property located in the main shopping area of Ashburton, within the Ashburton Conservation area.
Internally the minor alterations include wall cladding to provide retail display space and free standing rails to the floor with new floor finishes and general repairs and decoration throughout. Externally the proposal is to redecorate the shop front in CHSW colours (light green) with some vinyl decals applied to the glass.
The works were thought to improve the town with the addition of a retail store in lieu of an already closed butchers shop. The proposed works, minor in nature with no negative visual impact on the existing high street, helped to retain the commercial center characterize that this area of Ashburton retain through the centuries. All modifications were carried out sensitively not causing any irreversible damage to the listed building.
The premises are adjacent to a fast flowing river to the rear and although the premises falls in Flood Zone 3, we thought with minor alterations only, the proposed works will not have any detrimental effect to the existing flood plain considering A1 retail use low risk.