We Understand Architecture in Croydon
Cherry Architects are experienced Croydon-based design professionals, focussed on designing unique projects in ordinary settings around Croydon.
With in-depth knowledge of the construction process and Croydon- specific planning constraints, our RIBA chartered architects take you through the design process, from concept design through to the completion of the final building; working closely with you at every step to ensure good quality architecture that fulfils its brief and looks great!
As Croydon architects, we have built good relationships with local builders, suppliers and with Croydon council; With our main body of work within the borough of Croydon, we have an excellent understanding of the local housing market and design buildings with a consideration of the commercial viability of development.
Croydon is a unique borough as one of the largest London boroughs with a growing population currently standing at 388,563 people and a huge amount of homes in the pipeline to be built.
Its proximity to London by train (taking you into London Bridge in 14 minutes and Victoria in 16 minutes!) make Croydon a hugely accessible borough for commuters, with more and more Londoners choosing to switch Central London living with the delights that the borough has to offer, including the restaurants of South Croydon High Street, entertainment of Box Park and idyllic walks through Croham Woods and Lloyd Park.
Croydon architecture includes everything from high rise penthouse living in some of the iconic new build towers of densely packed East Croydon, to rural Victorian houses boasting epic views across the hillsides of South Croydon, Sanderstead and Coulsdon.
With the average price of a house in Croydon lower than the London average, you get more for your money living and working in Croydon. But with house prices growing so quickly, now is the perfect time to purchase property in Croydon and to undertake a house extension!
Croydon Planning Applications
We have an excellent planning permission success record in Croydon!
As Croydon Architects, we have an excellent understanding of the local planning policies that dictate the architectural styles of each of the unique Croydon neighbourhoods. We know what type of designs are likely to gain permission.
Most new build homes or house extensions in Croydon will require planning permission or a Certificate of Lawful Development. It can be challenging to navigate the planning agenda, but with our local expertise, we guide our clients through the system.
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Cherry Architects is a professional practice; they are both creative and knowledgeable of good, correct design (scale, appropriateness, etc.) that our last architects seemed to miss. They really understood our requirements and provided us with beautifully executed drawings/plans, in a timely manner, meeting both deadlines and more importantly our budget. We were able to get our plans passed first time and really appreciate the personal attention to detail that helped make our house renovation run smoothly. We are very happy refer them, for all scope of job, style of the architecture that you are trying to achieve.
Our Architectural Services in Croydon
We undertake both residential and commercial architecture projects including house extensions, retail fit-outs and new-build homes. Many of our clients have never undertaken a design project before so we simplify the process as much as possible.
We undertake the full range of professional architectural services, as set out in the RIBA Plan of Work. Our services are tailored to the specific requirements of each individual project.
Services our Croydon Architects provide:
Interior & Fit Out Design
Bathroom & Kitchen Design Packages
Dealing with planning and legislative processes on behalf of our clients
Planning consultation with the local authority
Applications for Lawful Development and prior approval
Building Control Applications
Engaging with and selecting builders
Drawing up the building contract
We monitor the construction process on site
Virtual Reality & 3D Visualisation
Virtual reality and 3D visualisation technology allow us at Cherry Architects to transport our clients into the virtual world of their house extension, new build house or commercial space.
We use the latest digital software to model the built form, and produce rendered images, virtual video walk-throughs and virtual reality panoramas. We find this is a highly effective way of communicating design intent and allows our clients a constant involvement in the design process, by envisioning in 3-dimension how space will be experienced.
By stepping inside the virtual building, we are able to notice spatial opportunities that could not be realised through looking at 2D plans alone; we can consider how buildings will be experienced in real life before they are built.
At Cherry Architects, virtual reality also allows us to explore how site specific factors such as neighbouring buildings and daylight will affect the proposed space. We can assess how sunlight will move throughout the day and then adapt the building orientation and glazing strategy to make the most of this.