Having had a dwelling designed already approved on this site, our client approached us requesting that an improved layout and appearance be developed in order to further exploit the fantastic views across the River Foyle and beyond. Since these views (and natural sun path) are to the rear of the dwelling, all the main living areas and bedrooms were placed here, allowing the frontage to contain study space, toilet / bathroom areas, integral garage and circulation space. The design is a split level type with 3 levels in total and on what is a slightly more restricted site than most in this development; we have managed to achieve the maximum size of dwelling whilst not compromising the outdoor amenity space or privacy of the adjoining properties. The changes proposed to the design internally also reflect on the external appearance, with a zinc canopy introduced to bring a subtle but important feature element to the main entrance of the house. The design has been fully approved by planning service and work has commenced on site.