Set within 650 acres of woodland, meadows and lakes, The Lakes by Yoo is a luxury residential development in the Cotswolds.

  • Location

    Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

  • Architect

    Burrell & Mistry

  • Client

    Private client

  • Sector

    Private Residential

  • Expertise

    Integrated Design

  • Status

    In Progress

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Aspirational waterside living in the heart of the Cotswolds

PJCE provided structural and civil engineering designs for this bespoke two-storey villa, which required specialist solutions due to the waterside location and varying and complex ground conditions.


A single-storey basement accommodates a home cinema, games room, gymnasium and spectacular display space for high-end cars. This latter feature limited the number of columns that could be used within the basement, challenging the structure further still.

The client aspiration for was for a spectacular open-plan ground floor space, connected to the first floor via a two-storey atrium, and for a column-free external space with a covered terrace created by the overhang of the first floor. PJCE’s solution was to hang the first floor from the main roof and to use 6.5m cantilevered trusses to achieve the column free terrace.


A sheet-piled cofferdam was used due to the lakeside location, allowing for a fabulous infinity pool to the south elevation.