Laurence Associates: planning, architecture, landscape


SERVICES: planning - architecture - building regulations

Our client wanted to convert a cart shed into a dwelling. The building is listed, so required both Planning and Listed Building consent.

The design solution was to infill the open front of the cart shed while retaining the original cast-iron supports externally. We also added a sensitive extension to the original building and added a second story in the roof space. Pre-application discussions were had with the Council, and a slightly amended compromise design was granted Planning and Listed Building Consent. This was after an erroneous objection from the Georgian Society, who mistakenly thought that the building was Georgian in origin due to the iron columns, when it was in fact a Victorian building and the columns were actually water pipes taken from a disused mine.

Following Planning and Listed Building consent, we produced the detailed design drawings for the Building Regulations consent.