The houses in Brighton are set in their own garden, two floors, in a traditional style. The application has been for two pre apps, and the planning application is going to be submitted shortly.
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.
We have been appointed for a pre planning application for a large development (7 to 28 units, to be confirmed) on a sensitive site in Croydon. The client is a local builder and landowner.
Other features include dimmable under counter lights for the kitchen, slimline dishwasher, full size fridge freezer, hand-painted wallpaper, new cills for the window exteriors, and shelving to the staircase
Works included a new kitchen, with a space saving dishwasher and full height fridge -freezer. Painted walls to match the kitchen unit colour, a new carpet also matching, plus new furniture and artworks.
A flat in North London has been refurbished! Its all subtle shades of grey. It has been recarpeted, new bathroom and kitchen, replastered and repainted. It has hand painted wallpaper!
In April 2017 Watford Council gave permission to turn an old office building into 10 flats. We won this result and are delighted. The value of the building has doubled in 2 months for a nominal fee!
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..
We are in the running for a Permitted development application to convert an office to flats. Exciting opportunity to develop an apartment block. The client is changing the use of his building.
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
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 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
The competition is fierce! Designate Design are engaged in a competion to win the contract to design a pair of houses in Portslade near Brighton, for a local client. There are five local architects in the running! Its a challenging site with restrictions.
n Summer 2012 Designate design were approached about a project for a pair of houses on land running through an avenue of trees in Portslade, Brighton. The avenue was an old drive for a manor house which had subsequebntly been demolished, and a block of flats stood in its place.
Its a challenging site, with restrictions because of schools to either side, and the need to be sensitive to nature, including an old badger sett. We responded with a proposal that took into account the needs of the neighbourhood, and which achieves a high level of sustainibility.
There is a 30 degree monopitched roof for exposure to sun for photovoltaics. The entrance elevation is a completely glass facade. There is flint knapping as a detail, a traditional Brightonian material. The ‘app was submitted in Jan ’13, and in principle permission has been given.
In 2010 a private client approached Designate Design about an extension in a walled courtyard built outwards from the ground floor of a converted Victorian building. During the concept stage the client confirmed that she wanted a glass roof. In conversations with the planning dept. they required a non transparent roof.
Designate Design submitted a proposal to the planning dept with a glass roof, along with an analysis from a lighting supplier which proving there would be less light pollution in the courtyard with the proposed glass roof. A further complication came from an attempt by the freeholders of the adjoining building.
They required a large amount of money to use the party wall, for which there was no budget. We helped the client circumvent this through negotiation. After we got planning approval, which included the glas roof, building control drawings were also successfully submitted. The extension is now built and is beautiful.