Studio Four News

South Downs Agricultural to Residential Conversion

South Downs Agricultural to Residential Conversion

We are delighted to have obtained planning permission for an agricultural-to-residential conversion in the South Downs. As the site lies within a National Park, Class Q permitted development rights were not applicable and so the conversion of an agricultural building...

Paragraph 80 application

Paragraph 80 application

We will shortly be submitting a paragraph 80 planning application within the South Downs National Park with the assistance of Atlas Planning Group. The policy allows for the conversion of an agricultural dwelling into a house if certain criteria are met. See below for...

Development opportunity available within Hampshire!

Development opportunity available within Hampshire!

Following class O approval (conversion of office to dwelling), we obtained planning permission in August 2020 for a new build dwelling on this site near Braishfield for our client. The new build is sited further into the site and provides a greater degree of...

Phase one of The Pyramids Centre completes

Phase one of The Pyramids Centre completes

Studio Four Architects Ltd have recently acted as Design and Build Architect for Brymor Construction, on works to complete phase one of the remodelling and transformation of the Pyramids Centre on Southsea seafront for the site’s operator BH Live working in...

5 Bed New Build is Submitted for Planning Approval

5 Bed New Build is Submitted for Planning Approval

Studio Four have submitted a planning application for a new build 5 bedroom dwelling in the Test Valley. The site benefited from an existing Class Q approval to convert the existing modern barn into a dwelling.Working with Atlas Planning Group and Indigo Landscape we...

Two New ‘Class Q’ Planning Applications Secured

Two New ‘Class Q’ Planning Applications Secured

Studio Four has recently obtained Class Q planning permissions for two redundant farm buildings on an agricultural estate near Romsey. Working with Advoco Planning and Braden Chartered Surveyors we have secured permission for conversion of two structures on the site;...

Contemporary new dwelling submitted for planning

Contemporary new dwelling submitted for planning

With assistance from Atlas Planning Group we have recently submitted a planning application for a contemporary new dwelling on the outskirts of Winchester. The site obtained Class Q permitted development in 2019, and this was replaced by approval for a new build...

Poole Pottery Site

Poole Pottery Site

Studio Four Architects have been appointed by the contractors Brymor to assist in completing the design for a Design and Build project in Poole. Work continues on site for the new build block of 64 flats with commercial units and car parking at ground floor level. The...

Congratulations to five of our Staff!

Congratulations to five of our Staff!

We are delighted to announce a series of recent staff achievements. Alex Cooper and Danielle Tucker are now architects having passed their respective RIBA "Part 3” courses (professional qualifications). Alex achieved a Merit at the University of the West of England,...

New Youth Hall and residential units for Bishop’s Waltham

New Youth Hall and residential units for Bishop’s Waltham

Winchester City Council’s Planning committee has granted permission for 24 new houses and flats, with a replacement Youth Hall, on a prominent site at Bishop’s Waltham. Located next to the Sainsbury’s Local store, and containing the existing Youth Hall, the former...

CIM Services Ltd’s offices – Complete

CIM Services Ltd’s offices – Complete

We have now successfully reached the End of Defects period for CIM Services Ltd’s offices in Nursling, Southampton and despite the ongoing lockdown restrictions, the clients have now moved in and settled well into their new offices. Studio Four were appointed to...

The Emsworth Medical Practice – Complete

The Emsworth Medical Practice – Complete

The Emsworth Medical Practice recently moved across the road into their newly-completed surgery, designed by Studio Four Architects. The Victoria Cottage Hospital building was completed gutted, extended and refurbished to provide over 1000sqm of space over three...

Planning Permission obtained in Southampton!

Planning Permission obtained in Southampton!

Studio Four are pleased to have obtained planning consent for the redevelopment of a prominent corner site in Southampton. The scheme provides self-contained flats for supported living over four floors with a roof terrace, and a distinctive green wall on the corner...

Works completed at Mere United Reformed Church

Works completed at Mere United Reformed Church

Mere United Reformed Church is located in the centre of this rural town and whilst an attractive historic building, was not well suited to use by community groups. Studio Four therefore designed a new entrance, meeting room and associated facilities within the...

Cake Break

Cake Break

Last week we held a Cake Break for Multiple Sclerosis across our (partially open) offices. This proved challenging via Zoom, but there were less crumbs to clear up and we were very pleased to raise £135 for the MS Society.

Latest Update: Planning now received for new build Winchester home

Latest Update: Planning now received for new build Winchester home

We are pleased to have received Full Planning permission for a replacement dwelling in Oliver’s Battery, Winchester. The proposals include demolition of the existing property and construction of a new, contemporary three-storey dwelling with a clean, open plan...

Work progresses at Mere United Reformed Church

Work progresses at Mere United Reformed Church

Work at Mere United Reformed Church is well underway, with the new mezzanine floor substantially complete and some beautifully-cut stonework where an existing window is being converted to form a new doorway. The project will create new meeting spaces and provide much...

New Facelift for Bishop’s Waltham

New Facelift for Bishop’s Waltham

A Full Planning application has been submitted to Winchester City Council on behalf of Country Homes for a new mixed-use development on a prominent site in this iconic medieval market town in Hampshire. The site lies on the edge of the town opposite the historic...

Works underway at hospital staff gardens

Works underway at hospital staff gardens

The transformation of two hospital gardens for staff is now underway. The inviting schemes at the St Mary’s Hospital in Portsmouth and the Western Community Hospital in Southampton will provide external oases.  Staff will be able to escape the hustle and bustle of...

All On Paper

All On Paper

A Listed Building application has been submitted to Test Valley Borough Council for repairs to a water-damaged ceiling at the Grade 2 listed Leckford Abbas, on the John Lewis Partnership Leckford Estate in Hampshire. The patterned ceiling is an unusual construction,...

Completion at Benenden

Completion at Benenden

Building work has recently been completed at Benenden Green, Alresford. Studio Four was appointed to design a large extension to an existing dwelling, with associated internal alterations and external works to provide much needed space for the client and their...

Wells-from-the-Air

Wells-from-the-Air

Some stunning aerial photos taken shortly before Christmas by John Fielding Aerial Images of our Wells-next-the-Sea lifeboat station for the RNLI, showing Mackley piling to raise the beach levels prior to building construction commencing by Reside Construction...

The End Of An Unprecedented Year!

The End Of An Unprecedented Year!

For the first time in our history, we won't be sending our Studio Four Christmas cards out in the mail this year.  With so many colleagues working from home and/or taking a well-earned early Christmas break, we've created an e-card instead, which we hope captures...

Winsley House development now available

Winsley House development now available

This is a unique opportunity to build your own home in collaboration with our client, Edgecombes Ltd, for whom we obtained Planning permission for this new 5-Bedroom house at Sparsholt, just outside Winchester.                ...

Planning for 2 new dwellings

Planning for 2 new dwellings

Planning has been granted for two new dwellings following demolition of a single dwelling. The site presented a few challenges, of which the main constraint was not adversely affecting the existing trees on or immediately outside the site - especially those with a...