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

DD to build penthouse

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

Planning app for a house, Brixton

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

DD to build school extension

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

Planning provisionally granted

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  

Wandsworth School extension

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.

Primrose Hill Extn complete

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

Looking for sites £5-10M

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.

Hampstead house Refurb

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.


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.  …


DD in tender for two houses

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