Proposed Private Nursing Home, Port Erin

The architectural character with most merit in this part of the Bradda area is generally the two to three storey Victorian villa-style properties set-out in long terraces elevated above the roadside, which follow the contours of the Bradda hillside. We have used elements of the Victorian ‘villa’ style house with a hipped roof as the source for our more contemporary design proposal; in particular the render finish, two storey bays, the balconies between bays, corner quoins, and hipped roofs.

The new building design recreates the effect of three hipped-roof villa’s set in a terrace along the contours of the hillside, separated by infill sections with contrasting materials.  The building has been designed to reduce the visual impact from adjacent dwellings.  The ‘villa’s’ are cranked so the building is not seen as a single linear mass, one villa faces onto Bradda Road in a north – north westerly direction, another faces south – south west and the end villa faces almost due south.  Also, to reduce the overall visual impact of the development, the elevations are punctuated by two-storey projecting bays in a contrasting material to the main elevations.  The combination of the cranking of the building mass and the projecting bays reduce the visual impact of the development.

Bradda Head

 This newly designed Private Residential Project, is progressing well. Located Port Erin, Isle of Man.


37 apartments; a mixture of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for older persons. The facade is designed to resemble a Victoria terrace with its projecting bays and pitched-roof-gables to each of the bays. The scale of the building is visually reduced by the different use of materials between the top floor and the two floors below. The importance of the corner of the development onto Queens Pier Road is emphasised by the creation of a tower with a 4-sided pyramidal roof creates a visual interest on the approach from the mountain road into Ramsey.

Ronaldsway Business Park

Design Ideas. Located in Ballasalla, Isle of Man.