A vacant office building in Kingston town centre has been granted permission to become student housing for the nearby Kingston University. We worked with commercial agents and an experienced architectural team to demonstrate there is no demand for the ageing commercial building, and that the proposed renovation and new use would provide good new student accommodation. We had to reassure the residents and planners the student use would be a good neighbour and provide an improvement to the conservation area.
Client: Private company
Listed building consent and planning permission were granted for changes and an extension to an interesting artist's studio, attached to a listed terrace in St John's Wood, London. The studio was designed and used by the flamboyant architect J W Wild, whose works included the V&A Museum of Childhood. The permission we obtained saw sensitive internal changes to the house with a reconfiguration of a later addition, including a new glass-fronted extension.
Client: Private householder
A property in Kingston town centre had been used for many years as offices and counselling space for a charity. A restructuring of the charity's assets saw a need to dispose of the building, and permission was needed to revert the property back to a family house. Permission was secured to create the house in this central location.
Client: Kaleidoscope Project
We were pleased to obtain planning permission for the redevelopment of commercial land in the Green Belt, just south of Windsor. The site had been occupied by ageing industrial units set behind houses in a small village. The project raised issues of employment land, access, trees and design. Permission was granted by the Council for 4 detached houses.
Client: Shorstan Company Ltd
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2012 and 2011