St Neots Extension

Planning Granted, Extension – Avenue Road, St Neots

Our courtyard extension scheme to a semi-detached period property on Avenue Road in St Neots recently achieved planning permission. Really delighted with this scheme as it works around a major issue of these typology of house – dark interior spaces that are underutilised. This courtyard design will optimise the use and enjoyment of this house by this young family. Can’t wait to get building this one!

We have now submitted a homogenous contemporary roof dormer extension to complement this extension at Huntingdonshire District Council Planning Department. We consider both of these additions for the  St Neots extension will drastically improve this period property and the surrounding context.

We will then review how the clients want to proceed following the completion of this latest application. Keep following us for further news. You can see more on this project – here!

Planning Granted – New Street, St Neots

We were recently granted planning permission for this fantastic and unique rear extension to a period property in St Neots Conservation Area. We always work closely with the clients to achieve the right aesthetic, arrangement and style before going to planning for permission. We are really pleased this was approved by Huntingdonshire District Council Planning Department with the local parish council stating:

“We consider that the proposal would assimilate itself to the existing part of the town. Satisfactory proposal in terms of scale and pattern of development. Makes efficient use of its site.”

We are now in discussions with the clients on how they would like to proceed. You can see more on the scheme and the different options we created – here!

Wrap around – Wordsworth Avenue, Eaton Ford, Goes in for planning

We have submitted our scheme for planning. The private client on Wordsworth Avenue in Eaton Ford commissioned us to review an extension to the property, coupled with a series of internal alterations. The submission was issued to Huntingdonshire District Council Planning Department for a Householder Application and we hope to have a result by the end of November 2017.

The scheme has been amended slightly since the original feasibility sketches, but the Option 1 scheme is fairly similar. The proposal will give the client additional floor space to the ground floor, which will alter the arrangement internally and offer views out to their garden. The addition at first floor will create two large bedrooms and a shower room for their extended family.

We will keep you posted of any developments and let you know the outcome. You can view more about the project here.

New preschool building breaking ground

We held a ground breaking ceremony in St Neots, Cambridgeshire for our new purpose built pre-school building for a local charitable organisation. Eaton Socon Pre-school CIO currently reside in two porta-cabins and have been desperate for new premises for over 20 years. Finally, we are on our way to building them a high quality bespoke building that will secure their future, give them a new home and enable them to grow as a charity. This will benefit the local community as a whole and the children that attend this Ofsted ‘outstanding’ setting.

We welcomed several local dignitaries and local councillors to the ceremony, and they were accompanied by some of the children who currently attend the pre-school. This included my youngest daughter Orla-Blake Devlin in her safety gear!

The attending dignitaries were: Richard Pemberton – High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and his wife, Derek Giles – Mayor of St Neots and District Councillor, Simone Taylor – Local and County Councillor for Eynesbury and St Neots. Members of the committee, construction team and the design team, including myself; were also present.

Works to the building are progressing with the suspended concrete block and beam ground floor slab being finished. The perimeter scaffolding and structural timber frame will soon be commencing so we will start to see the form and scale of the building taking shape. We will keep you informed of the progress.

Option 03 - Garden view

New Project – Wrap around – Wordsworth Ave, Eaton Ford

We have been asked to design a ground floor extension to a property that ties in all the existing structures of the house. In addition, this will include a first floor extension that will give the owners the extra bedroom they require. This scheme is in the early stages of discussion following a detailed feasibility study of the property. We have produced three different designs that explore ideas and materiality.

You can find out more here. We will keep you informed of any developments.

Internal alterations – Ackerman Street, Eaton Socon – On site

We have been working with Joseph Construction Ltd (St Neots) on site to complete the internal alteration works on the property in Eaton Socon. Works have been progressing since the end of February with some additional joinery works being scheduled once the main works are completed by Joseph Construction Ltd.

The client has been happy with the progress and all on site issues have been dealt with as quickly as possible to avoid delay.

Some recent construction photos are shown below:



Abbot House – Progress

The works have been progressing really well on site for Abbot House and the extension now has some windows installed.  The sliding folding doors by Solarlux and installer Redfen Associates Ltd are to be completed by the end of the month.  Following the completion of this element, a balcony is to be installed with a cast iron grate and glass panels.

The new windows are in the similar style to the existing house and work really well with the new brickwork.

We will update you on the progress and publish some finished photos when complete.  Let us know what you think!

Abbot House – Planning Permission Granted!

Huntingdonshire District Council have granted us permission for our scheme at Abbot House (2 West Street) in St Neots.  The permission is for a single storey side extension and a two storey rear extension formed in sympathetic materials but with some modern twists.

The client is delighted and is keen to press ahead with the construction process in the next week or two.  P McGregor and Son Ltd have been selected as the builder and the demolition of the existing conservatory and potting shed will commence very soon.  Then it is full steam ahead!  We will be tweeting progress during the works.

For further information on this project – see Abbot House.