Listed Building Projects
Listed Building Architects
Shape Architecture has a strong reputation as listed building architects. We have recently transformed a prominent grade 2 listed flat on the seafront in Hove. Our client writes : “We’ve been working with Shape Architecture on a rebuild/restoration of a flat in a listed building, which required a lot of work. Throughout the entire process, the work that Jason has done has been perfect, starting with a completely painless planning process, through the tender process for the contractor to completion of the different stages of the project. Jason’s attention to detail has been immaculate, ranging from the fine details of a particular design element up to the financial and planning aspects of the whole three-stage project. He is highly attentive and creative in the design process, and listens extremely carefully. Working with him has been a real pleasure and the project has been pretty much seamless in its execution. The design has transformed the flat with the creation of one large kitchen living dining room from two separate rooms. This singular space is striking given its size, the sense of light and space combined with views of Hove lawns and the sea. The rear backs onto a large lightwell. A stained-glass window commissioned by our clients gives onto the lightwell. Columns that were previously ‘lost’ in the bedroom are now features of the space. This elegant transformation cannot fail to impress.”
Listed Building planning permission.
The creation of a large contemporary space in the setting of a prominent grade 2 listed apartment demands a thoughtful approach that engages with the planning department and the heritage team. Shape Architecture gained listed building consent at our first try. The proposal being well received. Our extensive experience in working with listed buildings means we have a good understanding of both what is possible and the best route to achieving the outcome. In our experience it is important to undertake a pre-app process prior to the full listed building application. Here we can present draft proposals to the planners and receive valuable feedback. Our pre-app submission will also include a Design and Heritage statement and here we can demonstrate our full understanding of the heritage asset. It is only in understanding the historical context of the property that contemporary interventions can be successful. After a period of 3 weeks or so we will receive the pre-app report. We will sit down with our client and explain the contents and what this means in terms of any impact on the design proposal. Changes are made and clarifications provided and all of which are brought together into the listed building submission.
Link to Brunswick Terrace Project: https://www.shapearchitecture.co.uk/project/brunswick-terrace/