New Commission: New Build on Empty Plot in Chislehurst, Bromley
It’s not often that you get a chance to build a house where one has never stood before, especially in London. When our clients saw a vacant plot for sale in Chislehurst, they pounced on the opportunity to create a dream home that is truly new.
Chislehurst, Bromley, is one of the most expensive areas to live in Southeast London. A new build allows our clients to own a house that is far more valuable and has far more amenity than anything they’d be able to find on the market for the equivalent price.
The plot was originally part of the grounds of the now neighbouring property, the owners of which split the land and sold the section they no longer had need for. Even better, the plot already has planning permission, albeit for a home that wouldn’t be to the clients’ taste, nor ours.
The initial brief was very broad: a very large, contemporary house with a full plan basement and indoor swimming pool. Through creative collaboration with our client and advice from planning consultants, we’re turning that brief into detailed plans.
Above is a 3D drawing of one of our concepts for the house. The pool room is attached to the main house via a glass corridor, which would be added later. By building it as a separate structure, it allows us to split the planning permissions and maximise our chances of approval.
Splitting planning applications is one of the many strategies we use to bring our clients homes to life with minimal to no compromise.
We’re still in the planning process, working to strike a balance between the contemporary style that our clients prefer and the more traditional aesthetic of the surrounding area. With a planning success rate of 90%+, we’re confident we’ll be able to satisfy all parties.
We look forward to sharing more details on this exciting project as it develops. If you want to see more of our work and what we’re up to, click here to read our blog.