Walters Architects are currently working on 11 new apartments over an existing retail unit in Leicester City Centre.
The contractors have made good progress and the first floor arrangement is being set out. Despite the quick progress, I think we will all feel a little better when there is a roof on.
It hasn’t been a straight forward scheme but we are looking forward to seeing this project unfold.
This design for a new contemporary home in Leicester was submitted for Planning Permission last month by Walters Architects and we (the client, Planning Consultant, Conservation Officer and our practice) are all excited to see what the planners think of it over the coming weeks.
The new home is set within a Conservation Area so some Heritage works were required and we worked closely with the Local Authorities Conservation Team and Planning Department to give ourselves the best chance of success.
We have a planning decision date for the 19th September but hope to have some comments from the Council before then.
It is a lovely design with which the client are delighted. Fingers crossed the Planners will like it as much.
Walters Architects have recently gained planning permission for this new build contemporary home in Leicestershire and we are now working on the Building Control application.
The house consists of a double height living space, library, three bedrooms and an internal swimming pool and is in a lovely rural setting.
There is a little more work to do but we are almost there.
We cant wait to see it on site.
I wrote about external cladding yesterday on our blog and forgot to mention the positive effect a refurbishment of this sort can have on a place. This kind of project can revitalise an area and contribute considerable to local attitudes about public spaces.
These are images of the Leicester Mercury Building (newspaper) in my home town of Leicester (obviously) which it was argued should have been pulled down and an alternative building built in its place.
It was a brilliant kick start to regenerating the area and i think most will agree it is a fantastic looking building now.
One of my favorite buildings in its current guise, although I did kind of like the old building as well.