PCMS has recently been involved in an interesting feasibility process for a homeowner in the picturesque Aylesbury Vale village of Brill. Grafton House is an imposing property occupying a prominent hill top location. The house has a number of brick outbuildings, and the owner would like to bring one of them – currently used as a store – back into use as an ancillary dwelling.
PCMS carried out background research on the store house and its potential, and drafted some outline designs and drawings to submit to Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) for pre-application planning advice. AVDC agreed that if a planning application was submitted, providing it was for a dwelling that was subordinate to the main house, that it would be highly likely to receive planning consent.
Local Authority staff recently approached PCMS to plan, design and project manage a quick and cost-effective space reorganisation for Downside Pre-School in Dunstable. The changes that we designed to the layout of this mixed educational/community site meant that extra room was available for pre-school use.
Great news this week for Hadrian Academy in Dunstable, which has successfully received planning consent for a new two-classroom modular unit on site.
The Headteacher and Governors appointed PCMS for the project to provide additional space for the increase in pupil numbers that will occur as the Academy moves towards primary status from September 2013. In addition to the classroom designs, we prepared a planning submission and followed it through to the Committee stage, where the scheme this week received the go ahead from Central Bedfordshire Council.