Godwitt House

Project Overview

Godwit House is a one-off house on the edge of Warkworth, Northumberland. The place is captured in the orientation of windows to key views and the materials which are familiar to the agricultural structures found locally. Bedrooms are on the ground floor, clustered around a courtyard garden, the upper floor is a large living, kitchen and dining space with windows splayed to the views across the Coquet estuary. The house is designed as a response to both the client and the place. Materials are low in embodied carbon and the house needs very little energy to heat, it also generates electricity through a PV array on the roof.

The project increases local biodiversity, there is a green roof, rainwater harvesting and a pond to accommodate visiting wildlife. The house is incredibly well built from good quality materials, it achieved exceptional airtightness and is a certified Passivhaus, currently the most northerly in England. The project raises standards in the region and brought new skills to local tradesmen.


The Green Apple Environment: Award Winner

Constructing Excellence North East Awards: Residential Project of the Year

Project Details


Private Client



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Walkworth, Northumberland


Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering

Geo Engineering

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