Date: Designed in 2009, completed in 2011.


The client had three initial requests: bridges, balconies and mezzanines.
Swain Architecture was approached to create a light, bright and modern house - with contemporary features including glass floors, high ceilings and multi functional spaces. The challenge was to create a spacious home on a small city centre plot, in one of Derby’s most desirable residential areas.

Broadway was designed with the ultimate flexibility in mind; a home that works as well for entertaining as it would for a growing family. With flexibility at the forefront of the brief, multi functional rooms and spaces were created, with an option for up to 5 bedrooms in the future.


Broadway, derby


An extensive open plan kitchen and living area is situated on the first floor, creating a sense of space with double-height ceilings and large, south-facing windows and a feature glass floor.

Materials, such as the slate roof, were selected to create a more traditional exterior, in keeping with the location: a leafy street with a number of Victorian redbrick houses.