Latest news from Living Space Architects 06/02/2019

1. Planning submitted for Grade II listed ‘Red House’ apartment

We are excited to have  submitted planning permission for a Grade II listed ground floor apartment on Topsham Road that is part of the larger three storey house ‘Red House’. Situated close to Wyvern Barracks, this house was possibly once Officers accommodation, and its well-preserved South East facade bears witness to the traditions of late Georgian housing. The proposed adaptations will turn the cellular apartment into a more open plan and contemporary home internally whilst retaining the important historical features.

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3. Learning about ‘The Retrofit Revolution’

We attended a seminar run by conservation and energy experts Mitchell & Dickinson to learn about the ‘Retrofit Revolution’. With a report from parliament stating that all houses must be carbon neutral by 2035, older properties are posed with a huge challenge to meet this target. We learned about the benefits of retrofitting  and why it is important to start now in order to upgrade listed buildings and improve their quality and comfort.

4. Planning consent achieved for alteration to a Grade II listed house in Topsham

We are delighted to have received planning approval for an extension and alterations to a Grade II listed house in Topsham. The proposed adaptations will update and improve the property, creating a more contemporary and connected home. The historical significance of the property will be maintained, as our detailed designs allow for these changes to be made with minimal impact to the existing house.