Developer Housing

Oxfordshire site redevelopment

This exciting mixed use site redevelopment close to Oxford is taking shape as it progresses towards a planning application. The scheme redevelops an existing commercial site with 2 new proposed buildings; a 3 storey, 500m2 office building, and a 9 unit apartment building. The design includes soft tonal brickwork and zinc standing seam cladding with…
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Listed Townhouse Case Study

We have another case study to share! We’ve recently added to the portfolio of developer housing projects, this Grade II* listed building conversion. The original building was a schoolhouse, and is located in central historic Cirencester. With declining use, and having fallen increasingly into disrepair, Thinking Buildings were appointed to provide proposals for reuse of…
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New Case Study – Apartment Building, East Oxford

Our latest case study we have shared to the website is this development of nine apartments in East Oxford. Planning permission was obtained in 2022 for this challenging single aspect, gap site. Find out more about this project and how we can help developers get the best return from complex plots in the full case…

Cirencester School Conversion

Powell’s School House is a Grade II* listed property (particularly important buildings of more than special interest) located close to the centre of Cirencester. Thinking Buildings were initially appointed as architects for a feasibility study for the conversion of the school house from education to residential use. The existing school house was significantly compromised for…

The Use Of Zinc For Homes & Houses

At Thinking Buildings we often use zinc elements in our residential projects. It is a versatile material suitable for various architectural styles and design applications. It can be used in contemporary, traditional, and historical building projects, looking equally appropriate and attractive in various contexts. Zinc has a long history of use in construction. Zinc’s earliest…

Thinking Buildings Commended at OPT Awards

Thinking Buildings enjoyed a fantastic evening at the Oxford Preservation Trust (OPT) awards. We were absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for best small project and to be presented with a certificate for our new build Bartlemas Road infill scheme, in recognition of it’s positive contribution to the Oxford environment – a simple yet bold design…

Success at Planning for Gap Site Development

We’re happy that this great scheme has received planning permission this week! A gap site on a residential side street in East Oxford, this scheme provides nine 1-bed and 2-bed apartments with easy access to all the amenities of Cowley Road. With adjacent buildings on three sides, the challenge of this site was negotiating the…

Peak District National Park Development Ready For Planning

Thinking Buildings have been working alongside a Derbyshire based developer to bring nine much needed family homes to a small Peak District National Park village.  Part of a wider design team, Thinking Buildings are balancing the developers desire for a contemporary rural aesthetic and strong sustainability agenda with the sensitivity of the National Park setting.…
Affordable Housing Gloucestershire

Planning Approval for Affordable Development

We received approval this week for a development of 17 affordable homes to the north of Gloucester. The scheme went to committee and received unanimous agreement to consent. The scheme will be taken on by Gloucester County Council’s own housing team to build out and deliver to their clients.
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