Subdivding a Listed Building

This is a Grade II Listed Building that comes with a Grade II listed timber-framed granary to the east side of the main house, which M P Architects have worked on many years ago to help our client to convert it into an annex.

The same client recently contacted us to do works on the main house. He wanted to subdivide the building into two separate dwellings, so that one side can be sold and he can continue to live in the other side.

The existing house dates from the late 16th/early 17th century, and the oldest part of the building is timber-framed.  In the 19th century a two-storey cross-wing extension to the west was added, constructed of red brick.  Therefore unusually,  both visually and in terms of internal layout and construction, the building reads as a pair of semi-detached houses.  M P Architects saw this was a great design opportunity, therefore by retaining the existing features and character of the building we successfully achieved planning.  We have good relationships with Epping Forest District Council Planning Departments, and on this project, we listened and followed the conservation officer’s comments to ensure positive outcomes.

We provided a full architectural service after planning, which included Building Control drawings and obtaining Building Regulation consent. We also produced specifications, recommended our trusted builders to the client, managed the tender process and helped the client to select a contractor, as well as managing the whole construction on-site.

We are very pleased with the result of the project.  The selected contractor did a great job following our design refurbishing the house, and it is now on the market at a great price.

If you are looking to make improvements or develop your listed building, we have a wealth of experience in commercial and residential buildings.  Please give us a call to arrange a free initial meeting.