We’ve opened a new office in Chester to support our growing client portfolio across Cheshire, Wales, and the North West.
The new Base Architecture & Design office is based in Christleton Road and will be led by Director Harry Reece and Senior Associate Bryn Jones.
We have also welcomed RIBA qualified architect Abigail Owen to our Chester team. She has a wealth of local knowledge and experience, having worked in the county since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University.
The opening of the Chester Base comes off the back of our record-breaking 2017 – we are currently working on more than 190 projects covering Grand Design new builds, renovations, extensions, and urban and commercial developments.
And we have more builds under way than at any other time in our 14-year history as more homeowners look to extend and revamp their properties.
Director Harry Reece: We have seen a significant increase in enquiries from areas such as Tarporley, Nantwich, and Crewe since we opened the doors to our Chester office.
We have a growing client portfolio in Cheshire, Wales, and the North West, so Chester is the perfect location for us. Our work on an array of schemes from traditional design sympathetic to its surroundings through to innovative cutting edge contemporary design also fits in perfectly with the architecture in Cheshire.
Many potential clients have taken already advantage of our company policy to offer an initial visit for free and we are looking forward to welcoming people to our new base in Christleton Road as well.
Bryn Jones, Senior Associate at Base: Another reason for our expansion is the number of remodelling projects and renovations we are being approached to design, with homeowners looking to improve the property they own, rather than moving to somewhere new.
The demand for this type of development doesnt show any sign of slowing down, which may be down to a reluctance to move while uncertainty remains over the economy and Brexit.
Our growth is also down to demand from further afield for our Grand Designs work, particularly those developments in areas where it may traditionally be difficult to get planning permission, as good quality design carries planning weight.
We’re known as being Paragraph 55 specialists, which is the section in the national planning guidance which says you can build a new home in open countryside, as long as the design is exceptional and innovative “ we have a 100 per cent success rate for these types of homes.