Grade II Listed Public House Extension & Alteration


Planning permission and Listed Building Consent were sought for alterations and extensions to the existing public house to create guest suites and improve the kitchen facilities. In addition, it was proposed to extend and convert the former stables to residential for use by the owners/publican.





High Street, Hampton 



Heritage & Conservation, Planning, Architecture, Design

The Challenge

This 18th Century Listed Building is also located within a conservation area which is dominated by the nearby St Mary’s Church.  The public house and its associated buildings are a key feature within the Conservation Area and have significant local heritage value.


The challenge was to develop the site and the heritage asset whilst ensuring its viability as working pub which is of great value to the local community.

The Solution

Given the importance of the building, early consultation was undertaken with the Local Planning Authority together with an extensive public consultation exercise.


In order to gain a thorough understanding of the value of the public house and the stables within the conservation area the application site and surrounding buildings were digitally modelled in order to illustrate the impact of the proposals on the public house, the area and other neighbouring properties.


A comprehensive heritage assessment was also undertaken detailing the significance and value of the heritage asset and solutions for its development.


The final scheme put forward a solution which enhanced and protected the building with the new elements complementing the historic structure and clearly defining the new phases in its development.

The Result

Planning consent was obtained for a design that is sympathetic to the application site in terms of the Listed Building as well as the wider conservation area. The works to the stables have now been completed and are in use by the landlords.


The design scheme that FORM proposed gained planning approval where previous schemes had fallen short. The proposal was sympathetic in its design and setting within the context of the listed building and in the wider townscape.


The scheme has allowed for the heritage asset to be revived in order for it to operate for the benefit of future generations as the heritage asset was in great need of works to ensure its structural integrity for many years to come.