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Agricultural Buildings to Dwellinghouses   Class Q of the General Permitted Development Order permits the change of use of a total of 450 m2 (4843 ft2) of floorspace in an existing agricultural building to residential use, this can take the form of 1 to 3 dwellings within the envelope of an existing agricultural building. Class Q only permits ‘building operations reasonably necessary...

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ClientMr & Mrs HallLocationGawsworthScopeBarn ConversionCompletion2008ContractorRough Hey LtdThe barn sits on a steeply sloping site overlooking the Cheshire plain.  The proposals took advantage of the slope in planning and in optimising the views at the front dwelling. The clients purchased the site with planning permission for the conversion to residential comprising two detached single storey dwellings with three bedrooms each. The proposals included...

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Throughout the UK, there is an abundance of old, heritage and listed buildings. Achieving the alterations and extensions that you desire in old buildings and conservation areas can prove a challenge, but a careful and sympathetic approach, developing bespoke solutions and working with local conservation officers, can result in stunning spaces. Here we explore the two approaches to working with old...

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ClientPrivate ClientPlanning AuthorityCheshire EastLocationMacclesfieldScopeBarn ConversionCompletion2016ContractorSelf Build Lower Brook Croft was a small stone barn which farm part of an agricultural group including  a seventeenth century stone farmhouse and barn, which were both Grade II listed.  The challenge of the project was to accommodate a practical dwelling within the existing envelope, which stepped down across the farmyard, while retaining an open space...

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ClientVicky Thornton, ArchitectLocationEast SussexCompletion2014Hayes & Partners prepared working drawings and submitted a Building Regulations package for approved extensions at Bookends, designed by Vicky Thornton. The house started life as a 1930s bungalow, purchased by the architect’s parents to provide an accessible home for their retirement. The existing bungalow, simple in form but short of accommodation, is extended to each side with...

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Client:Mr & Mrs WarrenLocation:Smallwood, CheshireScope:New Timber Framed HouseCompletion:2009Contractor:OakwrightsWinner of the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovating Awards in the Timber Frame Home category, this was designed as a bespoke oak framed house to cater for the clients’ requirements. The ground floor areas are maximised with large reception rooms and master bedroom suite, while the first floor space accommodates two double bedrooms and...

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ClientPrivate ClientLandscapeSusan BuckleyPlanning AuthorityCheshire EastLocationMacclesfieldScopeConversion of Listed BarnCompletion2014ContractorSelf BuildLower Brook Barn is a large stone barn in close proximity to a listed farmhouse. The barn is also a listed building.  Hayes & Partners gained planning and listed building consent for conversion from agricultural use to form a new dwelling in 2008. Hayes & Partners provided the client with a partial service...

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ClientRough Hey LtdLocationEaton, CheshireScopeConversion of barns into 4 new dwellingsLandscape DesignBarnes WalkerPlanning AuthorityCheshire EastCompletion2014ContractorRough Hey LtdOriginally, planning consent was granted for permission to convert the smallest barn on the site to a dwelling.  During the Cheshire East moratorium on new dwellings, Hayes & Partners gained consent to transfer the planning consent from the small barn to a larger barn on...

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ClientPrivate ClientUrban Design and LandscapeBarnes WalkerPlanning AuthorityCheshire EastLocationMacclesfieldScopeReplacement DwellingCompletion2013Contract Value£660,000 house, £310,000 landscapingHeron Crag is situated near the boundary of the Peak Park.  The house is approached from a drive which runs alongside a brook, through an attractive wood and past the garden.  The site is well screened from the road by mature vegetation and the natural slope of the land. The...

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ScopeClientPlanning AuthorityLocationContractorCompletionPrivate ClientCheshire EastMacclesfieldReplacement dwellingKnutsford Construction2013The original house was a dormer bungalow built in the mid twentieth century.  The house has an expansive ground floor area, but only two compromised bedrooms on the first floor. Planning permission was sought for a replacement dwelling with a modest design facing the street and large oak gabled features to the rear. Oakwrights were appointed to provide...

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ClientPrivate ClientPlanning AuthorityCheshire EastLocationPrestbury, CheshireScopeExtensionCompletion2013Our clients built Willot House for their young family in the late 1980s, on a large residential plot.  The original house was a fairly modest dormer bungalow, reflective of the couple’s budget and requirements.  Thirty years later, as the children started to leave home, their needs and budget changed.   The site sits in what has become...

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ClientPrivate clientPlanning AuthorityCheshire EastLocationMacclesfieldScopeAlterations and refurbishment of listed cottageContractorCrown JoineryCompletionOctober 2013Contact Value£250,000Keepers Cottage was once a hunting lodge with attached barns.  The barn had been converted into residential space to create a four bedroomed house.  The conversion work had not been sensitive to the character of the listed building and some traditional features had been lost.  Some of the spaces...

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ClientBilton Ward Developments LtdLocationCheshireScopeConversion of barns, new house & linkCompletion2012ContractorBilton Ward Developments LtdThe existing site contains a number of buildings including the two storey brick farmhouse, two substantial brick built barns and more modern agricultural buildings grouped around a courtyard.  The site is reasonably level and surrounded by open countryside. Planning consent was achieved for the conversion of the barns to...

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ClientMr and Mrs DeanPlanning AuthorityCheshire WestLocationNorthwichScopeAlterations and ExtensionContractorLatham and Hall (Kevin Hall)Completion2012Contract Value£150,000Sandfield Lane is a semi-detatched property, built in the 1930s.  Originally, the house had two reception rooms and a small kitchen at ground floor level, and two large bedrooms and one box room at first floor level.  It had little cupboard space, with the built-in wardrobes in the...

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ClientBlack Firs Primary SchoolPlanning AuthorityCheshire EastLocationCongletonScopeAlterations and AdditionsCompletionSeptember 2012Contract Value£150,000Black Firs Primary School was built in the late 1960s and comprising glazed classrooms grouped around the school hall.  The school operate a ‘team teaching’ approach and require open plan flexible spaces within the school.  The school required more teaching space to achieve a higher pupil intake.  They also wanted to...

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ClientPrivate ClientLocationCheshirenr Ormskirk, LancashireScopeConversion of barnPlanning AuthorityWest Lancashire District CouncilCompletion2011ContractorCrown JoineryMoor Hall Barn is a converted stable block situated in a rural location of West Lancashire, forming part of Moor Hall Estate.  The barn is a listed curtilage building, built in approx. 1840s and attached to a larger listed 17th Century brick barn, situated on a medieval site. Planning consent was...

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ClientMr & Mrs BrownLocationBosley, CheshireScopeBarn ConversionCompletionNov 2011ContractorRough Hey LtdEmery Planning Partnership secured a planning appeal decision allowing conversion and extension of the Hayloft in 2009. Hayes & Partners redesigned the internal layout of the conversion and submitted a building regulations application. The building work was completed by Rough Hey Ltd with additional details and regular site inspections undertaken by Hayes & Partners as...

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Recent ProjectsAssociate Director BA DipArch RIBA Julian began his architectural education with a bachelor’s degree at Manchester Metropolitan University. He worked as an architectural assistant in Montreal, Canada, before returning to the UK to continue his in-practice training at a number of multi-disciplinary design and architectural practices. Julian resumed formal studying through the RIBA in 1995 with guidance from former RIBA President...

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Recent ProjectsDirector BA(Hons) Manchester, DipArch UCL, RIBA Eleanor began her architectural training at the University of Manchester where she gained her RIBA Part 1 qualification.  Following this, whilst working as an architectural assistant at two London Practices, she spent two years undertaking post-graduate historical research into the 19th century British architecture of Philip Webb and Morris & Co.  Eleanor went on to...

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Senior Architectural Designer & Technologist BA(Hons), PGDip, MA “Mark studied interior design at the Hull School of Architecture, where his final year work was examined by the influential architect Tedd Cullinan CBE and subsequently awarded a first class degree with honours.  Mark went on to win an award for ‘Best Conceptual Building Conversion’ at the 1997 New Designers Exhibition, London and from...

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Recent ProjectsAssociate BA(Hons), BArch Manchester, RIBA Whilst a student at Manchester School of Architecture, Chris was part of a creative collaboration with the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona who developed a series of architectural projects and artworks addressing the issues of regeneration, public intervention and urban ideals. This culminated in the publication of the book ‘Interventions. Atelier Barcelona/Manchester’ (pub. Artemide) and...

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Recent ProjectsArchitect BSc(Hons), PgDip, RIBA Kelly originally joined Hayes & Partners in 2005 as an architectural assistant after successfully completing her RIBA Part 1. After spending time teaching in Tokyo and working at a well-known London practice, she continued her RIBA Part 2 architectural training at London South Bank University (LSBU) where she was awarded the 2010 Derwent King Memorial Prize for...

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Recent ProjectsTechnician/Architectural Assistant MEng(Hons), RIBA Part 1 Jake joined us in July 2013 after completing his Part 1 degree at The University of Nottingham.  In September 2014 he began a part-time, three-year Part 2 course at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating in November 2017. Mainly as part of the planning team Jake carries out measured surveys of existing buildings and prepares proposals for planning...

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Recent ProjectsArchitectural Assistant BSc(Hons), RIBA Part 1 Lucy joined Hayes & Partners in August 2016 as an architectural Assistant. As part of the planning team Lucy carries out measured surveys of existing buildings and prepares proposals for planning submissions. What Lucy says: “At first I was apprehensive about starting work as an architectural assistant.  Graduates working at other offices told me their first year in...

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Recent ProjectsSenior Designer BA(Hons), RIBA Part 1 Matthew completed his architecture degree at Leicester De Montford University in 2004. Following his graduation, he worked at a multi-disciplinary practice in Stoke-on-Trent, concentrating on residential and ecclesiastical projects. Matthew joined Hayes & Partners in 2006 as an architectural assistant. As part of the planning team, he carries out measured surveys of existing buildings and prepares proposals for...

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PA to Eleanor Hall and Architectural Secretary Following a career break, Anne joined Hayes & Partners in 2007 as an administrative assistant. Prior to that she was PA to the Senior Partner and Office Manager for a large commercial architectural practice in central Manchester. Over time, Anne has expanded her role and now works as Eleanor’s PA; she also provides secretarial support to the architectural...

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Company Secretary and Office Manager Rachel’s career has always been in high-level administration.  Prior to joining Hayes & Partners she worked for 17 years as PA to an RICS Chartered Surveyor in Congleton, then eight years as PA to a Solicitor in Wilmslow. Rachel joined Hayes & Partners as Office Manager in 2010.  Her main role is with the financial management, business...

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ClientMr D MartinLocationMottram St Andrew, CheshireScopeAncillary Domestic AccommodationCompletion2010ContractorKnutsford Construction               ...

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ClientMr and Mrs A NeedhamPlanning AuthorityCheshire EastLocationCongletonScopeAlterations and extensionsCompletion2010ContractorRough Hey LtdContract Value£120,000The original house, a dormer bungalow, had been built specially for the developer as a one bedroom property with an open plan first floor, incorporating a games room.  Various alterations had left the house compromised; with three bedrooms, one at ground floor and an open staircase rising from a...

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ClientMr & Mrs BeatonLocationPrestburyScopeRenovation of Listed BuildingCompletion2010Horners is a grade two listed townhouse in the centre of Prestbury, Cheshire. The fragile building was in a desperate need of renovation not only to improve the appearance but also bring the building in line with current building regulations. Exterbally the stone mullion window surrounds have been replaced, with matching sandstone steps and lightwell surrounds. The...

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