SERVICES TO ARCHITECTS

Finedesign is owned and managed by a very experienced ex Local Authority Conservation Officer Specialist advice on all types of heritage assets from Listed Buildings to small projects in conservation areas


Services offered includes :

  • The provision of general advice as what the Planner may or may not find acceptable

  • The provision of design advice to enable your schemes to achieve planning consent where Heritage constrains are a major issue

  • The production of Historic Impact Assessments and Design and Access Statements,

  • Cultural Heritage chapters for Environmental Impact Assessments

  • Measured Surveys and Planning Drawings

  • Specialist Heritage Landscape Appraisals

  • Detailed designs and timber details for elements such as windows, doors etc

  • Assessments of the wider context to help justify proposals

  • Standing Building Recording to discharge planning conditions

  • The provision of specialist advice for appeals

Projects include:

 
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PART DEMOLITION AND RE ORDERING OF A LISTED MODERN CHURCH:

Scheme was developed to enable a listed modern church on a housing estate in Swansea to be used as a community facility, which required major internal alterations including the construction of a new mezzanine, and the demolition of a small later extension to enable the construction of a new much larger extension

The scheme had problems with both the local Diocesan Advisory Committee and the local planners. Fine design was able to offer design advice which satisfied the DAC, and to provide Heritage Impact Assessments which satisfied both the DAC and the local planners

LISTED FLATS ABOVE A TOWN CENTRE SHOP

A listed town centre shop had two floors above which were no longer required for storage


Fine design helped the architect devise a practical scheme and provided a Heritage Impact Assessment which enabled the scheme to obtain both planning and Listed Building Consent before producing the detailed drawings of timber sections etc required to discharge very detailed LBC conditions and obtain Building Regulations

Modern Building
Minimalist Staircase

RESIDENTIAL NEW BUILD IN A REGISTERED PARK AND GARDEN IN NEWPORT

A detailed Design and Access statement was originally written and submitted as part of a Planning Application for four new dwellings on a site which formed part of Registered Park and Garden but is now under separate ownership


Additional specialist information was subsequently requested by Cadw as part of the Planning process, and a further report analysing the value of the existing garden in the light of its historic features and uses together with an analysis of the importance of the remaining planting and trees, together with recommendations as to how the landscaping scheme could be altered to minimise the adverse impact of the development on the garden was produced


The scheme subsequently obtained consent