Barbarella Design Studio

Hope House Property Development Case Study

Successfully submitted planning application for converting a former Edwardian office building into 8 self-contained flats.

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Hope House


  • To propose a conversion scheme for a former Edwardian office building into self-contained flats, taking into account period features, conservation area, flood zone 2 and steeped site

  • Prepare and submit full planning application

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  • Feasibility research of the local property market to define potential buyers’ profile and requirements

  • Planning application for change of use, conversion and full height rear extension

  • Design scheme including materials, finishes, furniture

  • Preparing tender documentation for contractors

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“We purchased the above property with the benefit of planning permission for six flats. We instructed Anna on this project hoping to improve the proposed flats internal layout only, but she realised there was an opportunity to add much more value to the property. She and her team prepared and submitted a full planning application for a larger and more attractive scheme. Her work increased the property value by 30-35% as she obtained planning for an additional two flats and improves the mix and layouts. We would highly recommend Anna and Barbarella Studio and look forward to working with her and her team again!”

Garry Simpson,

Director, Landhold Developments