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Planning For Gingerbread?

  SKYLINE PLANNING                                  We are fond of the London skyline… be it night shots from Waterloo Bridge, Tower Bridge yawning to allow ship thoroughfare, or viewpoints like the Eye.   But isn’t it getting a little crowded - with literally hundreds of towers proposed - and precious few rejected?   It is rather a cavalier approach to the granting of permissions, compared with the more stringent approval rates of LPAs around the capital. What we ...

Building Regulations

BUILDING REGULATIONS         – FOR RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE   We can manage the whole process on your behalf, from the application & drawings to approval.    YOUR BUILDING REGULATIONS APPLICATION After you receive your planning permission, you can begin your application for Building Regulations. We can really strengthen your proposal by including in the drawings all the following requirements: accoustics fire health & safety sanitary thermal   You will have large s ...

It’s all happening in Croydon…

GUESS WHAT’S COMING TO CROYDON?   If someone said ‘suspended swimming pool’. . . what would you think of? Your thoughts might show a glass-bottomed pool viewed from below, on an upper floor in a tall building. But what if the pool is to be suspended between two parts of the building? Your mind may now traverse across a chasm like a tight-rope. This experience will not be for the faint-hearted: what could be more safe-and-terrifying?   Spot the Difference... A pool like this is has been proposed ...

Your London

T H I S   I S   L O N D O N These are some bastions of London that never grow tired In addition, we each have subjective favourites, be it one of the riverside walks at Richmond, Battersea or the Southbank, the facades of Bond Street or some of the architecture along bus route 12 near St James' Park. People who move to London rarely plan to stay forever, but most stay longer than they originally intended. Why? Maybe the attraction of work opportunities, or perhaps lock-in: we become creatures of habit in our new situ ...

Step By Step Guide To Planning Applications

GUIDE TO PLANNING APPLICATIONS – A STEP BY STEP 'HOW TO'   Does your project need planning permission? This will be determined by factors like the size of your build, the Permitted Development rights which apply to your property, and whether you live in a conservation area. We hope you find this Guide to Planning Applications helpful. You will be aware that the application process can be daunting, so if you require permission, use this guide to improve your chances of success. The following topics will gui ...

Article | Conversion Industrial site(B1) to Car Work Shop

    CAR WARS Conversion Industrial site(B1) to Car Work Shop (sui generis) in Surbiton, Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. (Standard package) This project presented an ongoing and lengthy application process for a seemingly straightforward change of use. The client was under a constrained timeline, therefore during the consultation period an unexpected hurdle occurred that did not bode well for the client. It resulted in a continual loop of conversation with the officer to ensure the application was not ha ...

Article | Terrace Dreams_ Loft conversion

    TERRACE DREAMS Loft conversion, creating a rooftop terrace, Hammersmith and Fulham. (Standard package) Space in London is very sought after as it is quite a densely built up city in parts, outdoor space very sought after especially if living in an upper level flat with limited potential to extend and access greenery.   We were approached to submit a proposal which looked to maximise an upper level flat, giving it valuable outdoor space by creating a roof terrace. Located in a Conversation Area and with di ...