Bailey House

Bailey House was built in 1970 as student accommodation for Hatfield College. The facade is clearly modern, but its windows mirror the rhythm and proportions of buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. In addition, the subtle differences in colour of the bricks on the facade is totally in keeping with the appearance of older buildings, and the two stone doorways are re-used. Seen in this photo, the facade may not seem particularly attractive, but in fact it blends in very well with the older buildings along the street. It is easy to walk by and not notice that this is a modern building, and in that respect Bailey House is a successful intervention in a historic environment.  Although almost contemporary with the Jevons Building seen in the previous images, the way it responds to the older buildings of North Bailey is completely different.

Bailey House was built in 1970 as student accommodation for Hatfield College. The facade is clearly modern but its windows mirror the rhythm and proportions of buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. In addition, the subtle differences in colour of the bricks on the facade is totally in keeping with the appearance of older buildings, and the two stone doorways are re-used.

Seen in this photo, the facade may not seem particularly attractive, but, in fact, it blends in very well with the older buildings along the street. It is easy to walk by and not notice that this is a modern building, and in that respect, Bailey House is a successful intervention in a historic environment.

Although almost contemporary with the Jevons Building seen in the previous images, the way it responds to the older buildings of North Bailey is completely different.