Case study

Salisbury Steam Laundry, Salisbury City Centre

Salisbury Steam Laundry, Salisbury City Centre

3 Stunning Contemporary Townhouses in the Heart of Salisbury

Charter House Planning were instructed by our client to achieve planning permission for new residential dwellings on a notoriously tricky parcel of land within Salisbury’s City Centre and the heart of the Conservation Area. With a locally significant building, the Old Salisbury Steam Laundry at the front of the site, CHP shaped a scheme which complemented the character and appearance of both the building and Conservation Area, whilst ensuring the new residential units maintained their optimum values for our client

The site had a long history of unsuccessful planning applications and subsequent appeals seeking residential development, but all of these failed to ensure they had an acceptable impact upon the Salisbury Conservation Area. After examining the previous schemes, it seemed apparent that the development of fewer units, but of a higher quality would help to achieve a successful balance between the aspirations of our client and the desires of the Council’s Officers.

A key consideration in this urban location was the impact of the new dwellings upon neighbouring properties and vice versa, including a potentially noisy public hall next door. Working with the Project Achitects (OB Architecture) and specialist Acoustic Consultants, CHP ensured that residential amenity was maintained with the inclusion of acoustic glazing and landscape screening in the design.

The result of the process was full Planning Permission granted for these 3 stunning contemporary townhouses, all incorportating ground floor garaged parking for two cars, individual lift access to all 4 floors, large glazed areas to allow light into the full plans of the homes, and airy roof terraces providing Cathedral spire views. We can't wait to see them built!

(Image Credit: OB Architecture Ltd)