Bishops Court occupies a significant estate in the center of Newcastles city center. As the name suggests the property was previously home to the bishops of the Anglican Diocesan Council of Newcastle.
The site is of significant heritage value and as such all additions are centered around being sympathetic to its context. The garage and storage building is partially submerged into the site. The proportions are derived from the golden section and aligned with the axis of the ‘tower of light’ located on the corner of the block.
The rear addition and internal works navigate the heritage constraints retaining the original character and ensuring that all new additions contrast the heritage rather than imitate strengthening the value of each.