Ward Robinson

The Coach House

Ward Robinson was commissioned by McDougall Dodds as Project Managers and Interior Designers for the renovation of The Coach House, a beautiful Grade II listed building in the heart of Central Gosforth Conservation Area.

The Coach House is the only remaining legacy of Coxlodge Hall, a mansion set in 30 acres of countryside, built in 1796 by Job Bulman. This Georgian gem, with its neoclassical façade and colonnaded portico has been used as office space in more recent years and has now become Gosforth’s newest – yet oldest – development.

The Coach House and grounds have been sympathetically renovated to create two bungalows, four luxury apartments and two houses. High quality finishes and fittings were specified throughout and ways in which to retain the striking original features of the building were carefully considered to provide characterful, yet contemporary homes. Close collaboration with the Conservation Officer ensured the property’s natural charms were exposed and protected for generations to come.

Timber specialists and artisan masons ensured the renovations breathed new life into the building without comprising original features.

The client wanted to reflect the happy memories of Summers and Partners annual summer barbeques in the courtyard by creating a communal space in the heart of the development. Ward Robinson worked with landscape designers to assure a sympathetic planting scheme that respected privacy and slight lines whilst also creating a little haven of tranquillity for the residents and their guests.

“To have secured the future of this building, which has been part of our family for so many years, makes me very proud. I feel like this will be my father’s legacy in Gosforth”.
- Katie Summers, Director of McDougall Dodds 

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McDougall Dodds Ltd

Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne