We have been successful in gaining planning permission for a large residential extension in Wembley. It will give two extra rooms and an h shaped rear extension. The client is very pleased, and his father will be cared for there.
Designate Design are in the running for a Permitted development application to convert an office building into flats. Really exciting opportunity to develop a medium sized apartment block. The client who runs his own very successful business is interested in changing the use of his building.
Plans approved! A dormer window with a balcony, a full width kitchen extension into the rear garden, and a bay window extension into the front garden have been given planning permission for this house. This will increase the useable space in the house significantly. April ’16
We pitched to design a house in the desert by Los Angeles. The house has a brise soleil above to protect it from the intense sunlight. Walls are made from adobe as per the international building code council. It has an art sudio and office as well as residential use. May ’16
This L shaped extension which got planning despite initial refusal, and which is BIG (35sqm) for a flat in London has been delivered by the builders on time. The clients are very pleased! We are happy for them too! Its been a joy working with them, and their lives will be transformed. Dec ’15
Designate Design Ltd have been appointed as the designers and architectural practice for a loft extension on the top floor and a garden extension for a house at The Dene. The works include a fully accessible bathroom on the GF, so that an elder family member can live more easily. Nov’ 2015
We have been appointed for the enlargement of a terraced house in Lambton St, Islington. The application requires four seperate applications in order to gain the space needed. May ’15. Update! 4 applications submitted successfully, waiting for approval! Nov’15
May ’15. We are preparing an application for refurbishment of part of a ninteenth century building in South Devon. Monkton Wyld Court is a centre for alternative living with organic fruit, vegetables and free roaming animals on site.
March ’15. We have been appointed for work on a 450 sqm three floor house in W. London that was previously an office. The client is Urban Associates. Successive feasbility studies are complete, and the largest building is proposed to maximise returns.
Designate Design has been appointed for the conversion and enlargement of a house in Southwark. We are taking steps to convert the building to flats and we are at the first stages of the application. The surveyors are on site. January ’15
November ’14. We have been appointed to enlarge the top of a house in Staffordshire St. with a loft conversion. Permission had been granted, but 3 years had elapsed, so a new app is necessary. Dec ’14- Application granted by Southwark Council!
November ’14. A planning application is underway for a site in Northern England. The preliminary design is for a large family house for a local client who works in construction. He requires a pool and garaging for 3 vehicles.
A planning application has just been given approval in principle by Camden planning department. It will give the occupants an extra bedroom, sn extra bathroom, and a large kitchen and lounge living area: February 14
A top floor flat sitting on an existing 4 storey building will be drawn up by Designate Design. We have just been appointed. Its on Dulwich Rd in Herne Hill and we will provide building information for the contractor. August 2013
Designate design have just been appointed to develop a house in Lambeth to make a large loft usable. This is for a large family house in Herne Hill. The ridgeline of the roof will be raised and a new wet room and stairs will be built. June 2013
Designate Design have won the tender to build a school extension in Portslade, beating two competitors to the post! We are starting the concept and tender stages immediately! The client is the the Swedish Folk School/Loxdale Centre. January 2013
Two houses, nicknamed “Narnia” houses on a sensitive site in Portslade have been given permission in principle by Brighton Council. The planners would like changes, but generally accept that two houses on this Portslade site are acceptable. April 2013
Designate Design have been asked for a proposal to extend a private nursery school in South London. The site sits next to a cemetry. and the space is limited. The proposal includes a penthouse on the top floor, and a basement.
Designate Design have completed a glass roofed extension, in the face of opposition from the local planning authority and handed over the project, fully built and beautiful! It has been a great project, results exceed expectations. February 2013
Designate Design are interested in buildings worth £5-10M for purchase by an Eastern property developer to add to their portfolio. We are looking for buildings in Westminster Kensington and Chelsea. Please contact us if you know of suitable properties.
Working with Tracey Saunders interiors we have refurbished a house in Rudall Crescent, Hampstead. Works included full interior design service, kitchen, bathrooms and making good throughout.
A Pimlico apartment has been refurbished, with Meltons interiors. This included a full survey, a wall unit with specialist A/V facilities, and complete interior redecoration services
Working in conjumction with Tracey Saunders, Designate Design have completed the refurbishment of a £2m apartment behind Harrods. The works have taken four months to complete.
To whom it may concern. I am writing to recommend Ivan McFie as an architect. I have had dealings with several architects in the past, either directly, or indirectly through other family members. I won’t name names, but some of them were very highly regarded, appearing on Grand Designs, in the newspapers… and so forth. …