Archive for October 2017

Awards: Crescent Road Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to the Environment

We’re delighted to announce that Crescent Road – an ambitious demolition and brick-by-brick period recreation – has been awarded a Tony Leitch Townscape Award from the Kingston Upon Thames Society, which celebrates buildings that make an outstanding contribution to the environment. John attended the ceremony with Kylie, our client and owner of the house, to…

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Planning Approval to Extend 4,000 sqft House in Tor Gardens, Kensington

Dyer Grimes Architecture has obtained planning approval and conservation area consent to refurbish and extend an existing house in Tor Gardens, including a substantial basement extending beneath the front garden. The house was built by Thomas Bridges in 1851 and is one of four matching properties. A number of planning applications had been submitted in…

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John’s Advice: How to Win an Impossible Planning Application

Kylie and Neil approached the Kington Upon Thames planning department with what seemed, at the time, to be a modest request: they wanted to add a pitched roof to their cramped cottage so that it would match the roof level of the larger adjoining property. What they didn’t expect was a firm and unequivocal “no”.…

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