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NEWS 24.05.2018

Planning Approved!!

May has seen our successful run of planning applications being approved continue, including a wide range of sites and clients.

Project: Chorleywood
Client: Santok Homes 
Location: Hertfordshire
Info: Existing large plot, single house. We obtained planning for two high end homes, potentially doubling the value of the site. 

If you have any sites or plots you would like us to look at, we would be happy to undertake a feasibility study to look at the possibilities and the value we can bring. 

Project: Private home (Spelthorn)
Client: Private Client
Location: Spelthorne Borough Council 
Info: Expanding a previously undeveloped home for a young growing family, through internal remodelling and a large rear extension. 

Don't Move, Improve. Contact us to see what space and value we can bring to your home. 

Project: Rough Hay Doctor's Surgery
Client: GP in the Midlands
Location: Birmingham 
Info: Conversion of existing block of flats into a new, modern and much needed Doctor's Surgery, serving the local community.

This was a unique project where we managed to obtain planning consent a residential property into a community facility. If you have any large commercial or residential properties which could benefit from a change of use, get in touch. 

PRESS RELEASE 15.02.2018

Grade II Listed – Old Town Hall, Staines

Key Info
Landmark Listed Building saved and its future secured - 
We are delighted to announce the planning approval being granted for our scheme with the developer Finer Limited, converting the Grade II Listed Old Town Hall in Staines into two studio flats, six one-bedroom flats and five two-bedroom flats. 

Client: Finer Limited
Architect: USL Architects
Planning Consultant: RPS
Structural Engineers: White House Design

Finer Limited says the scheme "represents a means of bringing back the property into use and also restoring the fabric of the building to its former glory

USL Architects’ design and attention to detail won praise from the Staines Town Society, who commented:
"To our surprise and pleasure this appears to be an extremely good residential conversion, respecting the characteristic features of the building and retaining almost all the originals. The detailed list in the Heritage Statement of what will be retained and what removed shows an admirable attention to detail, and the duplex units making full use of the big windows are most ingenious."

How we did it
The building has been dormant for a number of years due to unsuccessful commercial ventures by previous occupants. Finer Limited, the current owner, was keen to put the building back into use and protect it for the future, and with their support we were able to design a scheme that was commercially viable and retained the architectural heritage of this wonderful building. 

As well as retaining its prominent position as a well-known and well-loved public building, the external facades will remain unchanged, while the internal design also ensures the retention of the original features for the enjoyment of the future inhabitants.  

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