Property Info Network (pin)

There were planning lectures for the Property Information Network (pin) on Tuesday 7th July 2020 at the Southampton, and Wednesday 22nd July at the Swindon meeting, Coventry and Warwickshire on 11th August and Worcestershire on 2nd September. There was also a lecture at the Norwich pin meeting in March. All meetings are now online due to current health precautions. Please contact Ivan or call 0121 228 2223 for more information about becoming educated in property through Simon Zutshi’s pin programme.

Drive in cinema project!

We have been appointed to design a drive in cinema for Nightflix. They are already running a similar facility at the Hop Farm, Tonbridge, for anyone who loves the movies!! This cinema is for a new site in Colchester…

7 pre FAB! houses in Brighton

We are working on a seven unit project on a difficult site. We previously gained planning permission for two houses on the site, and we are going back for more! The houses will be either for self build or housing assoc.

Swiss Hotel refurb and rethink

In November 2018 Designate Design Ltd were appointed for a redesign of the Hotel Trail Engelberg in central Switzerland. We were appointed to find more bedrooms, as well as a full redesign of dining rooms

extension to house in Hampstead

In 2017 we finished the build on this house in West Hampstead. Designate Design Ltd had previously been appointed to apply for planning permission for an extension. Once this was gained we prepared building control drawings and a specification and list of works. This was submitted to approved by Camden Council. Finally we supervised the site and met the building control officer on site. Here is a video describing the process…

2 houses in Hackney

We have been appointed to apply for planning permission for a pair of houses, to fit in with three apartments that already have planning on the adjacent site. The houses meet lifetime homes and minimum standards..

Homeless Shelter for Croydon Council

Under the homelessness reduction act, all Councils are required to provide shelter for the homeless. We have been appointed to design and create a homeless shelter at the Old Tithe Barn by the Council. We are really pleased to make a difference to one of the most disadvantaged social groups

Islington planning application success

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

Artist house Californian desert

We pitched to design a house in the desert by Los Angeles, whilst on vacation in California. 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 art sudio, office and residential use.

Wembley house update

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

Islington planning application

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

Listed building pre application

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.

Glentham Rd £3m superpad

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.

House conversion in Southwark

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

Southwark Planning

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!

Wembley extension planning..

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.

Extension in Camden

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