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PROJECTS

This commission included alterations to the landscape setting designed by Humphrey Repton around the house designed by John Nash in 1799 as well as a new building and alterations to the house. ‘The Cottage’ was developed as additional office space to supplement requirements within the main house and replaced a flat roofed 1960’s block that paid little attention to its context.

A cantilevered staircase in a tower breaks the volumes of this L shaped building, forming a courtyard with an outstretched wing from the main house. We commissioned an oil painting by James Hart-Dyke to illustrate Sundridge Park with our various interventions shown as built.

‘‘Liam O’Connor’s new building at Sundridge Park, launches him as one of the most original young classicists working in Britain today.’’

The Daily Mail,
2014

Giles Worsley, ‘Contemporary Classicism’, Country Life 10th September 1992

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Sundridge Park

SUNDRIDGE PARK,
KENT, UK

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Although the Cottage is the most dramatic thing to have been done so far by O’Connor at Sundridge Park, it is part of a much broader programme. Part of this-the relawning of terraces, the removal of ugly brick walls and the relocation of flowerbeds – is already underway, but there are also plans for further buildings which have been granted planning permission as well as landscape works to regain the feel of the original Humphry Repton landscape. Happily, the client provided us with the original Humphrey Repton ‘Red Book’ for Sundridge Park, which was an important guide for our various interventions.

‘‘’Although the Cottage is the most dramatic thing to have been done so far by O’Connor at Sundridge Park, it is part of a much broader programme.’’

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Giles Worsley, ‘Contemporary Classicism’, Country Life 10th September 1992

PRESS COVERAGE

  • Country Life magazine: Contemporary Classicism, by Giles Worsley, September 10th 1992

THE DETAILS

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