Despite the current situation, it’s been another busy period for the Hughes Architects team with 13 planning approvals throughout Powys, Shropshire and Ceredigion.
Many of architectural and admin teams worked from home during the first few months of lockdown and we introduced social distancing working measures at our offices in Newtown, Welshpool and Aberystwyth to allow some staff to work from them safely as well as remotely.
“It’s been an interesting period for us all. Through the investment we had already made in the latest IT technology, with many of the team able to work from home without a glitch – other than some interesting Teams meetings,” said Doug Hughes, Managing Director and Principal Architect.
“We’ve been able to work with our clients in progressing existing and new projects of all types and sizes. And I’d like to thank the planning authorities in Mid Wales and Shropshire who have been working tirelessly despite having many staff re-assigned to other areas of council work during the coronavirus situation.
“It has meant many building and development projects can begin following the lifting of many restrictions without any major delays.”
The new Welshpool office at 18 Berriew Street has also opened. Hughes Architects has renovated the ground floor for offices.
Latest planning application approvals include:
Listed building consent – Newtown
Alterations and renovations to a listed building – Newtown
Agricultural building and access track – Adfa
New detached dwelling and access – Llanfair Caereinion
Application to discharge conditions – Machynlleth
New garage – Llandinam
36 new dwellings – Presteigne
Erection of a garage – Oswestry
Variation of planning conditions – Guilsfield
Residential extension – Ystrad Meurig
Full planning for change of use – Aberystwyth
Erection of porch, conservatory and French drainage system – Knighton
Erection of a single storey extension, solar panels and rooflights – Shrewsbury