Firstplan secured planning and listed building consent for the refurbishment of a Grade II listed Victorian villa within the Holland Park Conservation Area. The building was a highly decorative and attractive example of Victorian development, but was suffering from issues stemming from water ingress caused by a leaking roof.
Our client was therefore required to undertake urgent repairs to the building to ensure that it remained water-tight and that the heritage asset was safeguarded. Firstplan was able to act quickly and prepare a robust submission to the local planning authority, securing consent ahead of the statutory timeframes to enable the works to be undertaken.
Firstplan also negotiated and secured the use of contemporary materials in the roof refurbishment which had clear performance, cost and energy efficiency benefits for our client. Our role included initial advice, the preparation of a planning and heritage statement, and the submission and negotiation of the applications with the planning and heritage officers.