With confidence increasing in the property markets and the construction industry, the workload of 105 West Architects has been steadily increasing over the end of 2012 and early 2013. A number of new projects have begun, existing projects have moved forward and projects have completed. We are currently working on feasibility, planning, building regulations and construction design for a number of projects.
Student accommodation – Kingsdown, Bristol
Having gained planning permission for a development of 51 student rooms in 13 'cluster flats', the project is now moving on to the building regulations stage. The existing building on the site has been cleared, site investigations have been carried out and a structural assessment of the existing building have been carried out. Detailed design for the construction of the new build element of the scheme is also proceeding.
Residential development – Bedminster, Bristol
The building regulations stage of the project is underway, with the detailed construction design being carried out concurrently, allowing the project to move forward rapidly. The scheme comprises four new build contemporary houses and the conversion of a former public house to provide a cafe/bar and six flats.
Nursery – Bristol
105 West Architects have been appointed for the conversion of a former healthcare building to create a commercial children's nursery for an established local business. This project will be the second of it's kind for the same client. The first project converted a former commercial office building to a nursery, which also required a change of planning use class. This second project requires no change of use and therefore planning requirements are predicted to be limited.
Residential conversion – Clifton, Bristol
Having gained planning permission for the conversion of a former chauffeurs quarters and garage to a substantial residential property, 105 West are now in the process of discharging a number of complex planning conditions relating to the project.
As a historic building in an advanced state of disrepair with associated structural problems, stabilisation of the existing building and an archaeological assessment are required.
Residential Conversion – North Somerset
A building regulations application has been submitted for the conversion of a former school house to form two flats. Planning permission for this project was gained in late 2011, but the project was put on hold until February 2013. The clients are now keen to push the project forward swiftly.
105 West have completed the conversion of a former garage and storage building to create a detached two bedroom annexe to a large house in the Redland area of Bristol. The annexe provides accommodation for an elderly relative on the ground floor, with accommodation for a carer at first floor level.
Planning applications have been submitted for a number of residential alterations and extensions. Further details of these projects will be available as the projects progress.
Works to a set of industrial units in Keynsham to create office space and a customer reception have been completed. 105 West were responsible for the planning and building regulations stages of the project, with the client and contractor completing the works on site.
Pre-application submissions have been made for residential conversions and extensions within Bristol. These projects are on going.