Houses at Avalon
Douai Abbey, Berkshire
A project involving the adaptation of several Grade II Listed school buildings and the construction of new residential accommodation within the grounds of Douai Abbey in Berkshire. The existing buildings are converted into thirty-three flats, each of which retains the original restored fabric and double height spaces. The new accommodation is formed around enclosed courtyards to reflect the character of cloisters seen at many English schools and Colleges and provides twenty-nine new flats and fifteen new houses. There are open amenity areas within the site and on an adjoining reclaimed meadow, with facilities for the resident monks retained on the remaining part of the campus.