Housing development appraisal

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This study examined and compared the physical and cost viability of converting an existing listed former manor house building from its current use as offices into flats and developing the long thin car park behind to the rear into mews housing.

Working closely with Savilles Planning consultancy, Heritage and commercial teams, we carried out a combined assessment of the development potential of the site and building. The options for the old building included creating 4 flats and a combination scheme with offices with flats above, all with minimal impact on the period elements of the building.

The new build residential options for the car park looked at 1 bed flats, a mews of 2 bed houses and detatched 3 bed houses. All the options included consideration of associated car parking, massing, shared or private gardens, materials and local scale, elements to avoid overlooking with adjacent properties, all provision of servicing access. Each option proposed considered designs for good sized, attractive dwellings on this urban pocket site.