York House, Windsor
ECE Planning worked alongside Willmott Dixon with ECE Architecture to deliver planning consent and discharge of conditions in order to refurbish the existing Local Authority Council offices at York House in Windsor.
The existing building was almost entirely stripped back to the concrete and steel frame before receiving new elevational treatments, constructed with a quality brick finish, which gives the building a “civic presence” within the street scene opposite the Victoria Barracks; home of the Coldstream Guard.
The existing roof was replaced by an additional storey of office accommodation, which has been set-back from the main building line to reduce its impact on the street frontage.
The demolition and reconstruction of the entrance “link” building has redressed the street geometry and the remodelling of the public realm presents a more inviting and appropriate setting with greater visibility for visitors.
Terry Brightmore, Terra Firma Designs
“Once again an excellent service from the team at ECE. They were able to interpret our design brief and work around the site constraints and were also able to increase the scale of the scheme from 16 to 24 units, increasing the value of the project and taking leadership of the planning process.”
Matt Heath, Director Dawson Heath Property Ltd
“Once again an excellent service from the Planning team at ECE. Good value, great attitude to work, proactive and easy to get along with.”
Ben Cheal, Managing Director Roffey Homes Ltd
“ECE Planning have provided a friendly, yet highly professional service, displaying both their detailed planning knowledge and strategy on many occasions. Chris, Sam and Karen have been consistently excellent on managing the planning aspects of all projects we have worked with them on, and would hope to continue that relationship beyond the current live and recently completed projects.”
Tim Hague, Director of Property & Development Shoreham Port
“Sam and the team at ECE Planning have successfully steered three complicated commercial schemes through the planning system on behalf of the Shoreham Port Authority. We have been impressed by the professionalism, efficiency and dedication to progress our projects through the planning system under challenging timeframes. We are absolutely delighted with the results.”
Tim Warren, Planning and Land Manager, Jenner Group
“We have worked closely with ECE for a number of years and continue to build on an excellent working relationship with them based on true collaborative working and trust. ECE have undertaken feasibility work, planning advice, planning submission and working drawings for us on a number of projects and we have always found them to work to a high quality and professional in their approach. We will continue to enjoy working with them on future projects as our experience with them has always been very positive.”
Darren Jacob, Managing Director, ValidusLM
“ECE Planning have always worked pro-actively to address challenging planning matters, solving problems as they come up on this complex site. Chris and Sam managed the intricate submission and relationship with the client and key stakeholders with a dynamic and always positive ‘can-do’ attitude. I look forward to working further together.”
Justin Myall, Hunter REIM
“Chris and Ben at ECE Planning were instrumental in securing consent for our new office development for the HMRC within a challenging timescale and complex planning environment. We are delighted with the result.”