With so many new buildings being constructed, Westridge Construction Ltd were crucial in the birth of Hanningtons Lane. As part of the development, ‘Puget’s Cottage’, the oldest house in Brighton was revealed once again to the public. “Before the works had been undertaken, the cottage had been hidden away behind the shops on North Street for over 100 years and it needed a lot of restoration work” explains Dave Sinden, Site Manager for the Hanningtons Lane development.
“The architecture of Hanningtons Lane was designed to be in keeping with the existing lanes, so these new buildings are very traditionally styled” Dave describes.
Mumford & Wood were proud to have been selected as the window supplier for such a notable development. Sash and casement windows as well as French doors from the Conservation range with a range of glazing bar options were installed in the new units as well as a number of buildings that were refurbished at the same time. In keeping with The Lanes style, some of these sash windows are finished in a variety of colours, from reds to greens, colours one may not necessarily associate with windows. Traditional colour finishes also feature, creating a colourful atmosphere, perfectly in keeping with the area.
Puget’s Cottage also received a lot of work to restore it to its former glory. As a Grade II listed building, new sash windows from the Mumford & Wood Historic range were approved by the local Conservation Authority. “The new sash windows on Puget’s Cottage are more traditional, conforming to the features of the cottage” Dave explains.
Visitors now can enjoy the new amenities available to them on Hannington’s Lane with all the works now complete. “Everyone involved with this development project has been very happy with the quality and appearance of the new windows from Mumford & Wood”, Dave concludes.