Flower-like design in Pennines for footballer dubbed 'Teletubbyland' home by locals
Footballer Gary Neville has commissioned Make to design him a zero-carbon house in the Pennines.
The 8,000 sq ft house for the Manchester United and England player will be embedded in the Lancashire hills and then covered with a grass roof, meaning only its low stone walls will be visible on the skyline.
But the flower-like design has already drawn sniggers from locals who say it resembles a ‘Teletubbyland’ home for Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po.
The client has been heavily involved in the design process and is passionate about preserving the natural beauty of this area
Stuart Fraser, a partner at Make
Neville, 34, already owns a 12-bedroom mansion in the area, but has presumably become more ecologically conscious in commissioning what Make describes as the “first zero-carbon house in the North West”.
Stuart Fraser, a partner at Make, confirmed: “The client has been heavily involved in the design process and is passionate about preserving the natural beauty of this area.”
Make has applied to Bolton Council for planning permission, which is likely to be granted as the council collaborated in the design process. Work is expected to commence later this year.