Make the most of your property by increasing its size and value with the blend of contemporary architecture and planning expertise.
With our coaching questionnaire, we discover your preferences and tastes in interior design. In the past, we had clients who thought they had no preferences but the truth is that everyone does! It will be our aim to help you to define what you like and imagine the space that will make your eyes shine with joy. Our interior design includes mood boards showing the main textures, finishes, and style of the furniture. We will add photorealistic 3D visualisation images so you will be able to see how your ideal inspirational space is looking months before it is built.
With Gartwork’s experience with prominent Listed Buildings, including the Romanian Embassy in London, Part of the Crown Estate your heritage project is being taken care of. Where necessary, we will negotiate designs with conservation officers or Historic England and apply for required additional approvals, such as listed building consent.
Gartwork provides advice on Permitted Development, Prior Approval, Enforcement, Objections, Appeals, and other Planning Applications. After the consultation, you receive a report with a bespoke planning strategy and clear recommendations for the best route forward.
With 10 years of UK expertise in architecture, Gartwork’s founder ensures that your project is in safe hands. We will help you create an exquisitely designed place to live in, rent, or sell. For many Clients, we are a one-shop-stop consultant covering everything from the initial surveys and inspections of your property to managing paperwork for planning permissions and building regulations approvals. We will introduce you to our network of external consultants and contractors who will deliver 5-star quality at affordable prices.
We design high-quality modern architecture with an emphasis on its surroundings
When we were children, we dreamt of living in castles. That dream is not completely impossible with the special blend of contemporary and historic architecture. You can expect endless inspiration from the history of your property, while we pair old with new.
Projects are carefully designed with the help of intuition and inventive use of building materials. Every home and place has a unique spirit that we will restore, accentuate, and sensitively balance with modern design, appropriate for our era.
When working with new build projects, we draw an individuality from the local context and its surroundings. Each site is carefully analysed to ensure its potential and the ambitions of our clients are achieved.
A house extension will add as much as 15% more value to your property.
Through our unique experience of working in many London and UK Boroughs and with the most promising developers, we specialise in marrying beautiful design with the increased worth of your properties.
Whether you have a ‘go big or go home’ philosophy or prefer a risk-free approach, we will create a planning strategy for your ambitions.
‘10 local architects said it’s impossible to get permission from the Council, but Gartwork achieved it.’
‘We told our idea to many local architects in Harrow, and all of them said we would never receive permission for enlargement of the loft because the whole mews has a uniform design. Gartwork carried out a planning analysis and wrote a statement about why we should get it. During the pre-application stage, we were told no by the Council and we were going to appeal, however, Gartwork defended our case and in the end, we received the planning permission. We think this happened only due to Gartwork writing a clever statement proving our case and passionately negotiating it with the Council.’
Mansi and Malay, Albert Grace Estate Agents
‘The conservation officer was against replacement of the rotten windows for our grade II listed properties in Cambridge.’
‘We had a challenging situation with the Council wanting us to repair single-glazed windows in two listed properties we were refurbishing. That would have been a nightmare job as with time the windows deteriorated and had a lot of rot inside! Gartwork negotiated the replacement of these windows on our behalf. Alsu even managed to agree to double-glazed units, which was a major plus from the energy point of view. Gartwork also received permission to use upvc instead of timber windows for the other 7 houses we were building in this area as well as supported our another larger project of 14 residential units.
Stephen and Branislav, Waves of London
‘We wanted a high ceiling rear extension but got objections from neighbours.’
It has been our Clients’ dream for a long time to have a high ceiling rear extension where all the family gathers and spends time together. They already had a 2.7m partial extension and it was decided to transform it into a bright, modern, and open-plan space with a height of 3.4m. Unfortunately we got objections from the neighbours, as their extensions were as low as 2.7and 2.2m. However, upon discussion with the Council, we were able to demonstrate that despite the difference in heights, our proposal did not impact the neighbouring properties.
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Alsu founded Gartwork Architecture in September 2020. As the Principal Director of Gartwork Architecture, Alsu leads the design, development and review of all projects and is responsible for the management and strategic direction of the practice.
As the Project Architect at an award-winning international firm, Alsu managed and oversaw the design and planning submission of the £100m cutting edge multi-functional scheme with 360 residential units and facilities in Epsom including restaurant and retail for Guild Living.
Prior to that Alsu worked as a Project Architect and Lead Designer on a portfolio of residential schemes, mixed-use commercial developments, hotels and private houses for an award-winning Shoreditch practice. One of the key projects she led is the £50m Blakes Hotel in Shoreditch, one of London’s most unique boutique hotels with a multi-functional complex building including a restaurant, offices, spa, and 85 bespoke rooms.
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