News

July 08, 2019

Blackheath

Side Extension to Victorian Villa

NDA have obtained full planning application for this single storey (plus mezzanine) extension to the side of a grand Victorian Villa in Blackheath.

Following two unsuccessful attempts (by others), NDA secured the council's support, using a high quality, modern solution to allow the continued use of the basement flat by the owners.

June 11, 2019

Blackheath

Side Extension to Victorian Villa

NDA have submitted a planning application to LB Lewisham for this single storey (plus mezzanine) extension to the side of a grand Victorian Villa in Blackheath.

June 11, 2019

Dulwich

New Build Annexe

NDA have been appointed to design a two storey annexe at the end of the rear garden of a family home in Dulwich.

June 11, 2019

New Planning Policy in Lewisham

Lewisham Alterations and Extensions SPD

The new guidance document for Residential Extensions in LB Lewisham is now live. Although it provides a 'paint by numbers' guide to getting planning it also allows homeowners to push these limits through the use of innovative design.

“…there will always be schemes which fall outside the context this document. In those instances, a reasonable and pragmatic approach will be taken. The Council is supportive of innovative and creative solutions that demonstrate the necessary high quality of design and detailing.”

June 11, 2019

Catford

Single storey extension to Corbett House

NDA have been appointed to design an extension to an Victorian Corbett House in Catford.

June 11, 2019

Hither Green

Artists Studio

NDA have been appointed to design an extension to an existing Edwardian home to house an artist's studio in Hither Green.

June 05, 2019

Planning Consented

Lee Manor

We have been successful in our appeal against LB Lewisham's decision to refuse the application for a striking loft extension to this property in the Lee Manor Conservation area.

In reaching a decision the Planning Inspector commended the high quality design and detailing of the scheme.

June 05, 2019

Completed Project

Bromley

NDA have completed this two storey side, loft and single storey rear extension, transforming a modest 1930's detached house into a grand modern living space.

PJC London were the contractors.

November 07, 2018

Works (nearly) completed

Lee Manor

We've had loads of positive feedback on the unveiling of this new loft on a prominent corner in the sensitive Lee Manor Conservation Area.

We are hopeful that this will set a standard for future development in the area.

Much credit is due to the exemplary clients that allowed us to challenge the expectations of the planners at LB Lewisham.

October 31, 2018

Planning Consented

Dulwich

After much skilled negotiation and a few Volte Faces by LB Southwark Planning, we have obtained planning consent for this large loft conversion in Dulwich, without the need to appeal.

Let's just say that we put a convincing argument across for a (near) full length mansard roof in red zinc and structural glass.

June 27, 2018

Planning Submitted

Lee Manor

Another large, contemporary dormer in Rheinzink Protec and glass in the Lee Manor Conservation Area.

June 20, 2018

Planning Consented

Greenwich

This planning application for a part three storey rear extension to this property in Greenwich has been consented on appeal by the Town Planning Inspectorate.

May 08, 2018

New Project

Hither Green

NDA have been appointed to design a single storey rear extension of an existing Edwardian property in Hither Green

May 08, 2018

New Project

Dulwich

NDA have been appointed to design a contemporary mansard roof extension to a Victorian house in Dulwich.

May 07, 2018

New Project

Lee Manor

NDA have been appointed to design a contemporary hipped dormer extension in the sensitive Lee Manor Conservation Area.

Initial proposals are for cedar slats to contrast the existing slate tiles.

May 13, 2018

Planning Consented

Blackheath

Planning Consent has been received for this single storey extension in the Blackheath Conservation Area

May 02, 2018

Planning Submitted

Blackheath

This planning application for a large single storey accommodation wing to the side of an existing 1930's semi-detached property has been submitted to LB Lewisham.

April 22, 2018

New Project

Blackheath

NDA have been appointed to design a side extension to a period property in Blackheath.

April 18, 2018

Completed - Phase Two

Lewisham

This modern zinc ground floor extension, floating over the sharply sloped site to the rear of this end of terrace between the wars property has completed its transformation to the rear.

April 18, 2018

Completed - Phase One

Lee Manor

Contemporary zinc dormer completed in the sensitive Lee Manor Conservation Area.

April 02, 2017

Planning Consented

Lee Manor

Planning consent has now been granted this contemporary rear dormer in the sensitive Lee Manor Conservation Area

November 01, 2017

New Project

Blackheath

NDA have been appointed to extend an existing property in Blackheath.

November 01, 2017

Planning Submitted

Greenwich

This planning application for a part three storey rear extension to this property in Greenwich has been submitted to RB Greenwich, following on from the previously successful application on the same street.

November 01, 2017

Planning Consent Granted

Greenwich

NDA have successfully obtained planning consent for this extension to this locally listed Late Regency property. Including a two storey glazed atrium.

November 01, 2017

Completed - Phase One

Lewisham

This modern dormer extension marks the end of phase one of works to this seemingly ordinary house in Lewisham.

Phase two begins on site immediately with a complementary cantilevered zinc ground floor extension, floating over the sharply sloped site to the rear.

November 01, 2017

Planning Consent Granted

Lee Manor

NDA have successfully obtained planning consent for this substantial ground floor extension in the sensitive Lee Manor Conservation Area.

November 01, 2017

New Project

Blackheath

NDA have been appointed to extend an existing property near the Royal Standard, Blackheath.

November 01, 2017

New Project

Lee Manor

Following on from other successful applications in Lee Manor, Neel Dakshy Architecture have been appointed to design a full width dormer to this house, within this sensitive Article 4 Direction Conservation Area.

This is our sixth project in the CA, with no refusals thus far. Prior to our success, no full width, full depth dormers had been consented in Lee Manor since the application of the Article 4 direction in 2008.

November 01, 2017

New Project

Lee Manor

Following on from other successful applications in Lee Manor, Neel Dakshy Architecture have been appointed to design a full width dormer to this house, within this sensitive Article 4 Direction Conservation Area.

June 14, 2017

Planning Consented

Bromley

NDA have obtained planning consent for a substantial two-storey side extension and large rear ground floor extension in Bromley.

The scheme increases the total living accommodation by 106 square metres in total.

June 28, 2017

Constructing a Garden Office with MGF

Article on Mummy's Gin Fund

Go to Mummy’s Gin Fund, the go-to parenting website for London and the South East, to read Neel's article on building a garden office.

June 28, 2017

New Project

Battersea

Neel Dakshy Architecture have been appointed to extend an elegant four storey Victorian Townhouse by Battersea Park.

Works include the enlargement of the basement and a ground floor rear extension.

June 28, 2017

New Project

Chislehurst

Neel Dakshy Architecture have been appointed to extend this detached house in Chislehurst. 

June 28, 2017

New Project

Greenwich

Neel Dakshy Architecture have been appointed to extend this three storey Victorian Villa in Greenwich. Following our successful appplication for a three storey rear extension to a property opposite... currently on site.

June 28, 2017

Planning Consented

Lee Manor

Yet another.... this is now our third consent for a contemporary dormer in Lee Manor the Lee Manor Conservation Area. These are the only examples, since the application of an Article 4 Direction to the area in 2008.

This time there no appeal was necessary. LB Lewisham have recognised the potential for well detailed, considered designs to enhance the Conservation Area, by going beyond the very prescriptive design guidance in their current Supplementary Planning Document, which is soon to be superseded, we hope by a document that will encourage high quality design for domestic extensions.

June 14, 2017

Working with the Local Authority

London Borough of Lewisham

Neel Dakshy Architecture was invited to the Architects/ agents forum held at Lewisham Town Hall this month.

The meeting introduced the forthcoming Supplementary Planning Document for Residential Design. We hope to continue to work closely with LB Lewisham to ensure high quality, innovative design in the borough.

We hope that the SPD will be less prescriptive and allow clients and designers the freedom to deliver exemplary schemes without the fear of planning refusal, or the need to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate in order to secure a consent.

June 14, 2017

Planning Consented

Lee Manor Conservation Area

Neel Dakshy Architecture have received consent from LB Lewisham for a two storey rear extension in the sensitive Lee Manor Conservation Area, without the need to appeal.

This is the latest in a number of carefully negotiated consents in the area.

June 14, 2017

Planning Submitted

Bromley

NDA have just submitted this planning application for a substantial two-storey side extension and large rear ground floor extension in Bromley.

The scheme increases the total living accommodation by 106 square metres in total.

June 04, 2017

Planning Consented

Chislehurst

Neel Dakshy Architecture have obtained Planning Consent (on appeal) for this new build house in the Queen Anne Style, with three floors of accommodation including a spacious, modern ground floor layout.

The proposal stands outside LB Bromley's strict rules on side space. The well presented design allowed Robinson Escott Planning Consultants to prepare a convincing argument to the Town Planning Inspectorate that concluded that our original designs for the site were appropriate for the area and should be granted consent.

June 04, 2017

Planning Consented

Hither Green

Through considered design and a well prepared case, Neel Dakshy Architecture have obtained Planning Consent

for the first rear roof extension, to be visible from Manor House Gardens in the Lee Manor Conservation Area since the application of an Article 4 Direction to the area in 2008.

Having previously gained consent on the first full width rear dormer in the CA, since 2008, we have now been able to obtain consent for this extension of a prominent end of terrace property opposite the gates to the gardens. This represents a major shift in Lewisham's thinking in the area.

May 25, 2017

Completed

The Pentagon

Officially opened back in March... NDA's home office. Proving that (some) Architects can also build their own designs.

May 09, 2017

Planning Consent Granted

Hither Green

Consent granted for a contemporary full width dormer window. As the materials did not constitute Permitted Development, but the client wished to use a less generic tiled finish, Full Planning outside the guidelines of LB Lewisham's Supplementary Planning Document was skillfully negotiated.

The job is now on site with the go ahead given for the outstanding Rheinzink Proect Lead Grey finish.

April 23, 2017

Planning Submitted

Hither Green

This planning application for a contemporary loft extension in the sensitive Lee Manor Conservation Area has been submitted to LB Lewisham.

April 12, 2017

Planning Submitted

Hither Green

This planning application for a contemporary loft extension has been submitted to LB Lewisham.

In past years RIBA Architects have offered their services to raise funds for UK charity Shelter,  for one month a year as part of the Architect in the House programme, to help those living in poor accommodation or facing homelessness.

NDA have always met new clients to assess their needs and offer them advice prior to appointment without charge. From March, we kindly ask any prospective clients to consider making a donation (suggested at £40) to Shelter, when inviting us to meet them for an initial project assessment.

February 09, 2017

Planning Consent

Full width dormer in the Lee Manor Conservation Area

Through considered design and a well prepared case, Neel Dakshy Architecture have obtained Planning Consent (on appeal) for the first full width dormer and raised gable extension in the Lee Manor Conservation Area since the application of an Article 4 Direction to the area in 2008.

LB Lewisham predictably refused the scheme, however we were always confident that our application, which was targeted at the Planning Inspectorate would prevail, where numerous other applications have failed.

February 08, 2017

New Project

Hither Green

Neel Dakshy Architecture has been appointed to design a single storey extension to a family home in Hither Green.

The initial concept is to cantilever a prefabricated box over the garden sloped garden to minimise the expense of ground works.

January 24, 2017

New Project

Bromley

Neel Dakshy Architecture has been appointed to design a two storey side and roof extension with substantial rear single storey extension to this 1930's detached home in Bromley.

January 06, 2017

Work was completed at Christmas 2016 on this full width dormer extension with julliete balcony. NDA secured a Certificate of Lawfulness for this element of the works as well as securing Planning for a subsequent ground floor extension, scheduled for 2017.

January 05, 2017

Prior Approval

Lewisham

Consent has been obtained for works to a Victorian property in Lewisham including a structural glass oriel window and internal reconfiguration.

January 05, 2017

New Project

Lee

Neel Dakshy Architecture has been appointed to reconfigure this previously, extensively, extended home by the new owners to improve its layout.

We will also be designing an acoustic garden room for this family of talented musicians.

January 05, 2017

New Project

Lee Manor Conservation Area

Neel Dakshy Architecture began work last year on a two storey rear extension in the ever sensitive Lee Manor CA, to allow the lovely young family living there to stay on in the area.

January 05, 2017

New Project

Kidbrooke

Neel Dakshy Architecture began work last year on side and rear extensions including the internal reconfiguration of this 1930's semi.

The existing rear extension doesn't function. We are currently working on plans for its replacement along with re-planning the ground floor internally.

January 05, 2017

Completed Project

Work was completed in Autumn 2016 on this single storey rear extension and reconfiguration of this Edwardian family home in Hither Green. The clients really appreciate the way their family life has benefited. Christmas was, reportedly, an even greater success this year, in this fantastic new, sociable space.

November 07, 2016

Planning Application Submitted

Chislehurst

Planning has been submitted for a replacement dwelling to an existing property in Chislehurst. This new build house is proposed to be in the Queen Anne Style, with three floors of accommodation including a spacious, modern ground floor layout.

November 03, 2016

New Project

Bromley

Neel Dakshy Architecture have been appointed to design a rear extension and internally reconfigure this semi detached home in the London Borough of Bromley.

January 01, 2017

Home Office

The Pentagon

Neither a project for either the US Defence Department or Amber Rudd, but a space for myself and Mrs D to work from home.

 

Built at weekends and on fair days by my own (now less than) fair hands.

Windows and door to arrive this month, and the project to be completed in February with another article on the whole process in Mummy's Gin Fund to follow.

October 27, 2016

Full Planning Consent

We have received Full Planning Consent for a 90sqm (970sqft) single storey extension to this Victorian Villa in South Croydon. 

Our approach was initially resisted by the client, however we managed to persuade them that their project shouldn't mirror their neighbour's application, which was submitted at the same time by an architectural technician; and was unfortunately refused.

Our scheme, which we hope to deliver on site this year gives a significant improvement to the existing accommodation and is far more efficient and in the planner's eyes was more considerately designed.

September 05, 2016

New Project

Chislehurst

Neel Dakshy Architecture has been appointed to design a new build house in Chislehurst.

The brief is to demolish the existing C20th property on site and replace it with a 3,000sqft, five bedroomed family home.

July 21, 2016

New Project

Lewisham

Neel Dakshy Architecture has been appointed to design and project manage the internal reconfiguration of this Victorian property in Lewisham.

July 20, 2016

Summer Living with MGF

Article on Mummy's Gin Fund

Go to Mummy’s Gin Fund, the go-to parenting website for London and the South East to read Neel's article on Summer Living.

July 03, 2016

Works Commencing

Hither Green

Works have commenced on the extension of this Edwardian house in Hither Green.

June 29, 2016

Breaking Ground

Hither Green

Local contractors Sky Roofs and Build have commenced work on a single storey rear extension in Hither Green, designed by Neel Dakshy Architecture. Look out for stage by stage updates.

June 29, 2016

Planning Consent

Lewisham

We have recently obtained planning consent for a substantial loft conversion, with a traditionally detailed dormer window. 

June 29, 2016

Contemporary dormer extension