Royal Observer Corp Building

Location: Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex

Date: 1996

Situated on the corner of Lexden Road and West Lodge Road, this Victorian House was dwarfed by a bomb proof bunker that occupied nearly every inch of the site. Originally constructed as an emergency command centre the very tight nature of the site combined with the three foot thick walls meant that the demolition alone was a huge job. Once the site was cleared the original house was restored to an elegant family home and the adjoining plot was developed with two new houses.