We're delighted to announce that the first apartments have now been sold at The Old Bank House, in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

Completed in spring 2024, Simon Kaufman Architects successfully secured planning permission and then played a key role in the refurbishment and conversion of this locally listed property – a former bank – into five attractive new residential apartments, located in the heart of Bushey's conservation area.

Securing Planning Consent in a Conservation Area

The impressive, historic building is located within a conservation area and is of local heritage significance, which informed the sensitive manner in which we approached the architectural design and planning applications for the project.

Our design approach meticulously preserved all the charming period features that define the historic commercial property. Extensive collaboration with Conservation Officers from Hertsmere Borough Council was paramount, as they had strong opinions regarding the materials and finishes that could be employed. It was also essential for our design drawings to faithfully represent the historical intricacies of the building and local townscape context to gain approval.

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The Importance of Experience

Drawing on our extensive experience as architects in the Hertfordshire and London areas, Simon Kaufman Architects delivered high-quality drawings and design work that clearly communicated our proposals and secured planning permission for this unique and historically significant building.

We're delighted with the project and are very happy to see residents will soon be able to enjoy modern living in a notable listed property.

Simon Kaufman Architects

Simon Kaufman Architects is an RIBA commercial architect based in Barnet, Hertfordshire. We work with a wide range of clients with building developments, including several listed buildings in conservation areas, in Barnet, Enfield and throughout Hertfordshire, as well as in many London boroughs including Haringey, Camden, Brent, Islington, Hackney, Harrow, and Westminster.