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.
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.
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. …
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.
Ivan McFie is the director of Designate Design. He has many years experience working in traditional architectural practices of all kinds. These include ‘Barrier Free Building Design’ a specialist residential practice for people with disabilities, MEDA/lloyd Northover, a retail architectural consultancy, at which he spent 5 years
Designate Design Ltd was established in 2012. Works include residential extensions, new build housing, interiors and school buildings. Designate Design have made planning applications, building control applications, and build projects
Designate Design were contacted by Tracey Saunders interiors to work on a £2M apartment in Hans Place, behind Harrods, for a Russian client. The brief included a full interior design service.
We completed an initial survey of the apartment. The brief included a luxury specification; glitter balls in the sitting room, inlaid gold tiling in the bathroom; built in wardrobes, full refurbishment throughout.
It is really a very special apartment for a discerning client. It is an exceptional place to live, having been finished to an exteremely high standard. It has also added value to the flat far in excess of the cost of the refurbishment.
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.