Crawford Partnership is delighted to have secure permission for a subtle new bespoke house for our client in Sunninghill

After being approached, through Twitter, by a veteran-turned-property developer we were appointed to secure planning to create a small house on a vacant backland plot in the centre of Sunninghill, Ascot. Working closely with the client over several strategic applications and developing the design to respond to comments from the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Planning Department, we have secured permission for a bespoke dwelling on the site.

Formerly occupied by changing and storage facilities for a clothing store which has long since closed down, the site was highly contentious given it’s size, access and location within the centre of Sunninghill and surrounded by neighbouring properties. The ‘character’ of the area as well as concerns over neighbour impact were all key constraints to overcome, however permission has now been granted for a new design.

Set over ground and basement floors, this creates a unique two-bedroom house for our client and his family. Accessed via a narrow passageway, the site opens up behind a private boundary wall with a spacious external forecourt with green walls and flexible areas for entertaining and exercise. Beyond that lies an open-plan ground floor with large windows having controlled views into the external amenity space. At basement level there are a large double bedroom, family bathroom and then master suite with a separate ensuite bathroom. Both bedrooms benefit from built-in storage and direct access out to a courtyard providing further amenity.

Our client has posted his delight and appreciation via LinkedIn. We hope to take the project forward shortly, so watch this space for updates!