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From the glimmer of an idea to the stroke of a pencil, the first turn of a door handle to the flickering of a smile across a face, at Marraum we bring more to your space – and take your story beyond its walls.

And we begin with you. Because at the heart of each architecture project – studio spaces, private loft conversions, commercial builds or building that dream home – are the people who use it.

They’re the yawns that stretch to eye-widening views in the morning. They’re the feet feeling cool concrete underfoot. They’re the eyes looking for inspiration at their desks. And the shoulders that hunker down in the evening. These are the people whose surroundings bring more to each and every experience.

With years of architecture and design experience in both Cornwall and further afield – paired with aesthetic drive, strong ethics and constant curiosity – we know how to make space work harder for you.So from beginning, middle and end – discover how you can bring your own story of space to life.

Cornwall Council planning application

Extension in Penzance

Type:  Extension and renovation 
Location:  Penzance, Cornwall
Status:  Householder planning application 
This short video is to assist with the understanding of this planning application

At ground floor, the entrance has been relocated to improve the arrival point and the street frontage. The circulation has been moved to the centre of the plan, which allows for a generous entrance hall with plenty of storage and direct connections to each room. An open plan day room is created at the rear of the property, which will become the hub of the family home. From here, there are strong links to the garden and access to a new boot room / utility facility. There is a separate living room / snug located at the front of the property, as well as space for a study.

At first floor, the plan has been rearranged to create five bedrooms, which will better accommodate family life. Additional shower rooms have been introduced to improve on the existing bathroom facilities.

Careful consideration has been given to the position of new openings and these are located primarily on the front and rear elevations to avoid overlooking issues and protect privacy of amenity spaces.