We’re thrilled to share that a project GJP successfully obtained planning permission for has been recently featured on Grand Designs, demonstrating an incredible transformation.

In one of the latest episodes of the Channel 4 show following Kevin McCloud’s quest to find innovative, awe-inspiring designs, you can witness first-hand how Rosa and Craig turned a disused steam railway reservoir into a million-pound home. After four and a half years of hard work, the development – designed by Loyn + Co architects – was finally finished.

The remarkable home

This project in the heart of the Wye Valley involved turning the old building into a luxury dwelling fit for their family. The finished home, with four bedrooms, is now a fortress of comfort and elegance providing extraordinary views of the valley itself.

Inside, the open-plan living space takes centre stage. It’s a modern and functional design that opens up to a courtyard garden. This garden, situated at the heart of the home, serves as a tranquil oasis and a hub for relaxation, social gatherings, and seamless indoor-outdoor living.

For more in-depth insights into the project and a virtual tour of this stunning development, watch the video from Grand Designs ↓

Planning the ultimate transformation

Bringing a concept such as this to life entails more than just design and construction. As the appointed planning consultancy for this project and many other architect-led developments, we work to obtain planning permission for unique, new, and replacement dwellings. These projects are commonly sited in environmentally sensitive locations, including conservation areas, national parks, and locations of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).

The planning permission procedure can be complex – that’s where we assist in the creation of proposals, the development of planning strategies, and constructing compelling arguments for why their proposed designs are ideal for these unique locations.

In this former reservoir scheme, after so many years since the planning permission was obtained, it’s truly thrilling to witness the final development showcased so magnificently, as a testament to the art of transformation and innovation.