The Raining’s Stairs development proposes 16 flats and one commercial unit split over individual blocks which are designed to suit the challenging topography of the city centre site. With the use of contemporary materials of steel wall and roof cladding along side natural materials of stone and timber cladding the development is a modern version of the traditional. The pitched roof forms, tones and colours of the proposals reflect that of the local vernacular and emulate the surrounding buildings.
The topography of the site and existing stairs have been analysed and utilised to provide access to the development whilst also helping to improve and define the public route and also introduce some interpretation/public art. The almost unique location of the site allows the opportunity to create a very special environment and, we believe, presents an exemplar for modern living in the centre of the city.