Project Ref: 7356
Published: 20th March 2018
Conversion to 13 Flats for a developer client
Project BriefThe property was a 1920’s building that was purpose built as a children’s home. Our client, a property developer, was proposing to transform the now vacated building into valuable housing, creating 13 flats. This would involve a planning application for a change of use, as well as large extensions and the refurbishment of the building.
Project OutcomeTo maximize the chance of getting planning permission for the project, we engaged in preapplication talks with the council. This allowed us to run our initial designs by them and to identify any issues that we would have to address in the application. Once they had this information, our skilled architects prepared the thorough designs for the project. In these designs, we took care to be mindful of all possible planning issues whilst meeting our client’s vision for the project.
We designed flats that would be attractive and amenable to future occupiers, providing them with sizable rooms as well as good parking, lighting, security, access and waste disposal facilities. Our experienced planners then prepared the written application, demonstrating how the designs were in line with local, regional and national planning regulations and convincingly justifying the change of use.
The planning application was successful and the project was granted permission. Finally, we worked with our client to meet Building Regulations Compliance, which is necessary before construction can begin.
We would like to thank the architects and town planners at Get Planning and Architecture for their skilled handling of our application. We are very pleased that we can now go ahead with the development.