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78 Derngate Northampton : Charles Rennie Mackintosh
82 Derngate Development design by John McAslan + Partners, England, UK
17 August 2023
Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s 78 Derngate completes major extension project
78 Derngate Building Extension
Built in 1815, 78 Derngate is a Grade II* listed Georgian house in the Cultural Quarter of Northampton, the interior of which was extensively remodelled in the early 1900s by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of Britain’s most influential and celebrated designers.
Commissioned for businessman Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke for his first marital home, Mackintosh’s designs for the house are considered to be one of the first examples of the Art Deco style to be seen in Britain; it is the only house in England designed by the master and is now an award-winning tourist attraction.
Haddonstone manufactured and supplied the exacting cast stonework designs as part of this recent extension project. The main part of the property expansion project, which was part-funded by the UK government, centred on the renovation to the atrium and the creation of a new ‘learning garden’, tearoom and improved disabled access.
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78 Derngate (the Mackintosh designed house) and 80 & 82 Derngate (providing visitor facilities) – is collectively known as ’78 Derngate – The Charles Rennie Mackintosh house and galleries).
22 May 2009
82 Derngate – John McAslan + Partners wins RIBA Award
John McAslan + Partners’ has won a 2009 RIBA Award for extending the Charles Rennie Mackintosh arts facility in Northampton by conserving and adapting a Grade II Georgian building.
82 Derngate Northampton
82 Derngate forms the third phase of a multi-functional arts facility occupying nos. 78-82 Derngate. The scheme provides a range of visitors’ facilities including a café and bookshop, as well as education, office and exhibition spaces. John McAslan + Partners has also created a new main entranceway, located at No. 82, together with an external glazed link at the rear.
The scheme to conserve and adapt the Grade II Georgian building was funded by the No. 78 Derngate Northampton Trust. The Trust has described the award-winning project as “a stunning combination of Regency grandeur and ultramodern efficiency.” No 78 Derngate was Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s last commission and the only project he completed in England.
The aim of the project was to link disparate functions, incorporate changes in levels and ensure that visitors could easily navigate through the three houses and their gardens. The scheme respects the significant aspects of the building, maintaining the main rooms of the original layout and conserving noteworthy Regency features.
The form and materials of the modern glazed link were inspired by the rectangular balcony extension designed by Mackintosh for the rear of No 78, which John McAslan + Partners restored in 2002-03 along with the remodeling of No 80, a previous RIBA and prestigious Europa Nostra Medal Winner.
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Location: 82 Derngate, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK
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