Sonning: Commercial Conversion - Police Office Property Development | AURA Architecture Sonning: Commercial Conversion - Police Office Property Development | AURA Architecture

  • Timeframe: 12 months

  • Build date: Q1 2020

  • Budget: £450,000

  • Location: Sonning Common, Berkshire

Description

For this Development Project we worked on alongside XP Property  to bring together an extension and conversion of a former police station to form three dwellings and a commercial office space.  

This project lies in the heart of Sonning Common which is near the Chiltern Hills, South Oxfordshire.  It is located near a busy parade of shops and next to a local primary school.  It was a vacant former police office and attached three-bedroom house that would have housed the pollice wardens.

The site is constrained in terms of trees and neighbouring gardens to the rear, and neighbouring properties within close proximity.  The proposals consist of:

The Properties will also have access to:
  • Parking
  • Amenity space
  • Landscaped gardens  
Check out the figures:
  • Purchase Cost (inc. legals and SDLT) = £461,000
  • Development Costs = £450,000
  • Gross Development Value = £1,250,000
  • Profit = £250,000
  • Profit on GDV = 20%

 

AURA Architects in South Oxfordshire really squeezed every ounce of value out of this site with a modern design aesthetic and a clever response to the site constraints. 


Working Alongside Property Developers

  We are experienced in working alongside Property Developers to help them achieve their GDV targets and create designs that are easy to construct and simple. We have worked along with XP Property on several occasions and have been able to accomplish some fantastic end results.   

Our Director Ben Richards has vast experience in Property Development and has worked on schemes valuing up to £1bn with the Berkeley Group.   The value of Ben and our experienced team of Architects can help build a robust and reliable Planning Application, working alongside the local council and Planning Committee, to gain an excellent success rate of achieving Planning Permission.

Speak to our team today to discuss a site feasibility on your next property development project

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  • Avatar Jennifer VP ★★★★★ a year ago
    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.
  • Avatar Harry Bucknell ★★★★★ a year ago
    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!
  • Avatar Louise Hancock ★★★★★ a year ago
    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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