• Brighton Planning Permissions

    Brighton Planning Permissions

    Working as architects in Brighton, Shape Architecture has just obtained planning permission for three interesting residential projects in Brighton that will serve to transform each property.  The first is a re-working of a large house in Pembroke Crescent located in a Conservation Area.  The second is in St Leonards Avenue near to our office in Maritime House and the third is a whole house extension and refurbishment in Hanover part of Brighton, where we carry out a large number of projects.  All were granted planning permission at the first attempt.  All feature the use of glass and natural light that characterises our work, allied to the use of sustainable materials such as green sedum roofs.  Common to all is the use of 3D computer models at all stages of the process to best explore and explain the deign with our Clients.

    At basement level the lightwell whilst smaller than that to the rear of the property, still provides natural light and ventilation to the room giving onto it.  The middle lightwell can have a big impact on a basement extension and create some interesting spaces bringing light and natural ventilation into what might otherwise be the less well naturally lit part of the basement.  We have also used a rooflight over a space with a structural glass floor below to similar effect in bringing light into the basement room and providing views of the sky from within the basement.

    Transform your Home

    Shape Architecture are acknowledged experts in transforming homes of all types and size having recently been one of only 30 UK practices featured in the Royal Institute of British Architects for their publication ‘House goals: Work with Architects; transform your home’.


    Pembroke Crescent, Hove Planning Permission

    Here we received permission for a re-working of glazed façade to the rear, dormer extension to the loft, the remodelling of all windows to all facades and the reworking of garden walls to the front garden.  As the property is in a conservation area even the re working of garden walls required detailed drawings ad dialogue with our planning case officer and the Heritage department.  The project also includes internal remodelling such s to upper eve bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes.

    St. Leonards Avenue, Portslade Planning Permission

    This project is for a rear and part side extension.  It features an extensive green sedum roof and large feature rooflights creating a large light bright and contemporary interior.  The use of 3D graphics was particularly helpful on this project in both designing and discussing the design with our Clients.

    Southampton Street, Brighton Planning Permission

    Our project is a terrace house in Hanover where more space is added to a compact existing property with a new loft extension and the re-working of all other floor levels.  In particular at lower ground floor which is opened up and linked to a large roof terrace.