Garden Development in Hampton


We created an innovative, planning-friendly design for a pair of semi-detached homes in a garden development in Acacia Road, Hampton.


The owners of large gardens wanted to develop the new homes on their sites to provide additional affordable housing in the area, and to release some money.


Private Client



Hampton, Richmond on Thames



Two new homes in garden plot.

The Challenge

This development is on a tightly constrained, L-shaped plot surrounded by trees and close to adjacent properties.  While it offers the potential for dual access for the two planned semi-detached houses, the plans had to take account of the fact that there was a bus stop in between.


The area has a wide variety of architectural styles with varying heights, plots sizes and layouts, so it was challenging to decide what type of design would be most acceptable to the local authority.

The Solution

We developed a scheme which built upon the key architectural features in this charming suburban area.  We carefully considered the positioning of the new homes in relation to the established trees, making sure we took root protection zones into account from the earliest stage of foundation design.


Using 3D design software, we were able to model the scheme in relation to its surroundings, so we could show the local Council what the impact would be from the outset. This was particularly useful at appeal when the Council took a different view to their previous pre-application advice.

The Result

Our design meant that the land owners were successful in winning an appeal to build two, two-bedroom homes, diversifying the range of accommodation locally and contributing towards affordable housing in an area where housing is at a premium.


Nearby trees are fully protected, and the development fits in well with the local area.


The project will maximise the value of an underused piece of land in a suburban area where land is at a premium.