Journal

Health Care Building in Leicester

Objectives Walters Architects have just completed a design for a Health Care Building in Leicester for the charity PROSTaid. The proposed building is a treatment center for patients with or recovering from prostate cancer. The fundamental aim is to provide comfort and treatment to patients in an environment less clinical than a hospital. This early…

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Domestic Planning Submission, Leicester

Our client has recently approved the latest version of their house extension, loft conversion and refurbishment design. The scheme is located in the Western Park area of Leicester and we are now preparing the Domestic Planning Submission for Leicester City Council. Hopefully we will have a decision by the new year with an intention of…

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New Architects Office in Oakham, Rutland.

A New Architects Office in Oakham Walters Architects are pleased to announce, we have a new office in Oakham, Rutland. Close to where our Principal lives and surrounded by agricultural interests and great housing stock, the location is an obvious choice for our expansion. The town and its surrounding villages have a number of traditional…

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Gaining Planning Permission

People often ask our practice ‘what’s the best way of gaining Planning Permission’ and we often advise these three easy steps. 01 Feasibility Studies One of the most important stages of obtaining planning permission is the feasibility study stage. It’s always advisable to produce a good feasibility study in order to understand the best approach…

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Architects in Charnwood, Leicestershire

Walters Architects were based in Rothley, Leicestershire for a few years (ten in all) and are pleased to have become an Approved Planning Agent for Charnwood Borough Council. We were one of the ‘go to’ architects in the Charnwood area. Since moving to Leicester we have undertaken less work in areas such as Rothley, Quorn,…

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Walters Architects Prize 2023

WAP is back! This years Walters Architects Prize was open to year 2 architecture students at De Montfort University. The prize was awarded to the student who produced the most coherent portfolio and was able to communicate and develop their ideas through sketch. And the Winner is… Our 2023 winner is Caleb Ernst, congratulations! Caleb…

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Recent Planning Successes

Planning Approval Walters Architects are pleased to announce we have received planning approval for a number of projects across several scales, sectors and local authorities. We look forward to working with the clients on the next stages of their projects. Future Projects If you would like to learn more about the projects we do or would like…

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What is a Feasibility Study?

What is a Feasibility Study? Architectural feasibility studies are conducted to determine if a proposed building is viable and practical from an architectural perspective before any detailed design work is undertaken. These studies help clients assess whether a design concept can be successfully implemented within the given constraints and requirements. They are particularly useful when…

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How to Deal with a Planning Enforcement Notice

Walters Architects often asked ‘how to deal with a Planning Enforcement Notice’. Our advise is simple, speak to the professionals as soon as you can. What Went Wrong? Most issues develop through a simple misunderstanding. A client didn’t realise they owned a Listed Building, are in a Conservation Area, haven’t understood the contents of a…

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Conservation Architects in Leicestershire

When considering a Conservation Architect in Leicestershire look no further than Walters Architects. This month the practice won a project for a Listed Building Application to a Grade II Listed Building in Coalville, Leicestershire. The client recently bought a hotel and wanted assistance in dealing with the Listed Building design intention and application as well…

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How Much Does an Extension Cost?

Balancing Time, Cost and Quality All construction projects are fundamentally defined by the balance of time, cost and quality. The time to deliver the project, the cost represents the amount of money or resources available (the budget including fees and VAT) and quality applies to the technique, materials and bespoke nature of the project.  It…

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Should I use a Local Architect

Walters Architects are frequently asked, ‘Should I use a Local Architect?’ The answer really depends on what it is you expect from the architect and how involved you would like them to be. Most clients think that the architect will need to make endless site visits but this is not entirely true. They will visit…

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The Value of Architectural Visualisations

The value of Architectural visualisations within the planning process should not be underestimated. Visuals, also referred to as photorealistic images or 3D renders, are a more realistic interpretation of building designs and help the planners/clients really understand elements such as massing, colour, material, light and shade. These type of presentations are so much easier to…

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Next Stage of our Class Q Project

Walters Architects have recently finished the final renders of a new Class Q project in Leicestershire/Warwickshire. These images will form part of the Prior Approval process which demonstrates the scheme conforms with the Local Authorities design requirements. The image attached to this news reel is a simple early massing model and the finished renders can…

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Properties Next to a Listed Building

Is it Difficult? Walters Architects work with a lot of Listed Buildings and believe the process to be straight forward. But on occasion we work with properties next to Listed Buildings and this can become more complicated than an actual Listed Building itself. Essentially, the Conservation Officer is concerned with the context of the Listed…

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