Office & Commercial To Residential | Grade II Listed Office & Commercial To Residential | Grade II Listed

  • Timeframe: 6 months

  • Build date: July 2020

  • Budget: £300,000

  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Location: Reading Borough Council


This Grade 2 listed building in Reading is formed from London Bath stone and was built in 1832-33 and registered as listed in 1957. The property comprises four floors set over a basement, ground, first and second floor. The structure was being used for office space and other commercial use but now has plans to be converted into spacious residential flats by the developer.

To improve the ventilation and natural light into the downstairs flat, a lightwell extension to the front and rear of the property provides adequate accommodation for the lower ground floor flat. The front lightwell extension will include installing a second window to match existing, which will vastly improve the light quality of the space.

We are also creating a vaulted ceiling on the top floor, which will follow the shape of the butterfly roof – this allows for a more spacious feel to the top level, increases the ceiling height, and creates an exciting space.

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    Overall great design and exceptional value for money. As a first time consumer of architectural services on what was a large project I can not emphasise enough the value add that we got from Ben, Sophie and the wider Aura team. The effort … More and detail put into the design and specification of works along with significant assistance in project management was commendable. As the project evolved it was crystal clear that we saved a significant amount of time and money as a result of having a comprehensive package and most importantly we got what we wanted on budget. Expectations were exceeded in terms of meeting deadlines. Accommodating design changes and assistance with the planning process was also first rate. I would highly recommend the team and look forward to working with them on the next project.
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    Couldn't recommend Ben and his team more. We were in a really tricky position with our building project and Ben navigated us safely out of it. Superb guidance, great technical knowledge and what I really valued the most was the communication. … More Always got back to me promptly which makes a real difference when stress levels are high. Thanks Aura!
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    Aura Homes is a highly professional firm of architects that always have the clients best interests at hart. The quality of their plans and drawings is superb and their turn-around when making amendments well within expected timelines. … More For bespoke projects, their research and recommendations (both in terms of quality and costs) is superb.

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