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By Lauren on 27/06/18 | Architecture
Situated in the heart of the Leigh Conversation Area, SKA Architects led the refurbishment, remodelling partial demolition and partial re-build of the residential buildings 30-34 Leigh Hill, Leigh on Sea.

The historic buildings had previously been derelict for a number of years, necessitating the need for the design to consider both the traditional restoration in addition to conceiving a concept for modern living.

Leigh Hill 


The concept for the tiles used throughout reflects the client drivers of combining the old and the new.  Kitchen and Dining area floors from the Woodside range seamless transition between the spaces, guiding the direction to the outdoor garden area and the coastal views beyond.  The rich luxurious nut shade complete with the natural irregularities of wood, combines the high performance of porcelain stoneware for a durable, versatile and relaxing space.

Leading to the kitchen and dining areas, the aptly named Vintage Black and White porcelain stone tiles, unite classic geometric patterns with a contemporary monochrome finish.

Bathrooms and En-suite walls and flooring throughout the properties were finished with tiles from the District range.  Simple yet captivating, retro glazed ceramic wall tiles for the shower areas reflects the light, giving a fresh, elegant and spacious feel to the rooms. Complementing porcelain floor tiles with a natural and ant-slip finish complete the space incorporating safety, stability and style.

Restoration with additional contemporary design aspects presents a living environment that is both aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically functional.  As we see no signs of the desire to incorporate the old with the new decelerating, it provides a multitude of concepts and ideas we are always keen to explore and bring into reality.