On behalf of Redtale Group, we are happy to announce that Barrack House in Dorchester will be completed in summer 2022. A new build, consisting of 9 self-contained apartments, set in the northwest corner of the former parade ground of Dorchester barracks.
Taking inspiration from the Brewery Quarter at the centre of Dorchester, Barrack House forms part of a wider regeneration and masterplan project creating a new ‘Urban Quarter’ at the top end of Dorchester. The proposals commenced in 2013 by the Dorset Development Partnership and consolidated into a Development Brief in 2014; meanwhile, Kim Sankey of Angel Architecture provided historical context and design advice.
The site, framed by the 19th Century buildings of the former historic barracks, forms part of the Dorchester Conservation Area. For instance, Little Keep to the east is Grade II Listed and the Community House to the south is a potentially listed building.
Barrack House was designed with care to let in the countryside views. These views north of Dorchester look out to the former Parade Ground.
The elevations respect the existing buildings, which form the basis of 19th Century barracks quarters and enclose the former parade ground. Therefore, architectural details include: facades of red brick with buff brick banding; open black metal balconies, reminiscent of the quarters built for junior officers; the roofs will be Welsh slate.
The site is a 5-minute walk to the Town Centre and a 3-minute walk from Dorset County Hospital. In addition, the development will look to increase its sustainable credentials. This is achieved through air-tight and thermally efficient construction methods and the adoption of LZC technologies. In conclusion, the site is ideally located and provides urgent and sustainable accommodation in this historic market town.
Barrack House – Thrive Architects
CGI views – prepared by Thrive Architects Visualisation Team
02 03 2022