What we’re up to this month – May

We have been appointed architects for a beautiful country house with Tudor origins. It has been occupied continuously by one careful lady owner for 80 years. We are advising our clients on a building management strategy to deal with routine maintenance and minor repairs.

The impact of Covid-19 crisis on Angel Architecture Ltd has meant that some, but very few, projects are on hold as it is not possible to visit people’s houses to proceed with the early stages. We are tackling the immediate situation with tenacity and vigour, reassessing projects, cashflow and future business. By virtual meetings we are able to continue to share ideas and experiences with our clients and other members of the design team. We all need to be resilient to keep going through the lockdown and beyond.

News Update for April

I am delighted to have received such warm and positive feedback from one of my UWE RIBA 2020 students who I’ve been mentoring.

Thank you so much for an invaluable experience gained through your mentoring. Your professional manner, the interesting and various site visits, the individuals we got the chance to meet and the opportunity to get an insight into the life of a busy architect made the experience truly unforgettable and valuable to us all.

Receiving this hands on experience – although it was only two days – taught us much more about Grade II Listed buildings, conservation and planning, than we were taught sitting in lectures.

Flexibility with the schedule, constant effective communication and the fact that we could ask anything at any time, made us really comfortable and we were sure that we were in good hands! Thank you for your kindness and all the work and energy you put in. We couldn’t have asked for a better mentor!

Best wishes,

Klaudia Kery, UWE RIBA Architecture student

In light of the current Coronavirus crisis, we would like to assure our clients, both current and prospective, that the nature of our business remains roughly unaffected and we are operating as normal. We can still produce information and applications for both planning permission and listed building consent. We can also prepare appeals and provide advice. Site visits are not possible at the current time, but we can conduct much of the onsite work via video call, which we will set up and guide our clients through when necessary.

What we’re working on this month: March

 Four final year UWE students of Architecture & Planning are being mentored by Angel Architecture and were shown works in progress on the scaffolding at Lyme Regis seafront. The works have been carried out with listed building consent to replace sash windows with laminated glass and new lead flat roofs with cast iron rainwater goods by local joiners JWJ and Rowsell Roofing.

What we’re working on this month: February

We have now lodged planning applications for The Old Post Office in Walditch, and scaffolding goes up early this month on The Alcove, at Marine Parade in Lyme Regis. Work on this property will consist of joinery repairs and repairs to the lead flat roofs.

Work continues on Tudor House (above), which was the core of the former Tudor House Hotel, subsequently divided into four dwellings in 2002. The works include the reinstatement of the kitchen at ground floor level, and works to remove the unsympathetic alterations and materials,

The basement has two 9 metre long beams which support the floors above, spanning front to back. The entire rear elevation is timber framed, dating from C16, refashioned in C18.