06/08/18 Congratulations to Sayed for passing his Part III!

We are very proud and pleased to announce that Sayed Shahrestani has obtained his Part III qualification from the prestigious Bartlett School of Architecture. After some very hard work and many long hours over the last 18 months, Sayed passed with flying colours. He is now officially able to work as a fully qualified Architect.

Congratulations Sayed! You deserve a long holiday after all that!

02/02/18 New Architect Joins Ideal Planning & Design

We are very pleased to welcome our newest member of the team, Andrew Bruce, who started work with us this week. Andrew is a fully qualified RIBA part 3 Architect and has more than ten years experience in residential architectural design.

In his spare time he enjoys sport and is a keen rower. Our location in Putney near the Thames suits him very well!

We look forward to working with you Andrew.


We are very pleased to announce that our recent completed project for 6 new luxury houses at Beadles Lane, Oxted, Surrey (now named Cottenham Place) has won the award for “Best New Homes Development” at the Surrey Property Awards, the most prestigious award of the night. The quality of the architecture and design were praised, as well as the standard of the building work. We could not be prouder!


We have just received planning permission through the appeal process for a new contemporary designed block of 6 flats on Dollis Hill Lane, North London. Our modern proposal was originally refused by the local council for several reasons, including one reason that the proposed modern architecture is out of keeping with the surrounding area. However, the appeal inspector agreed with our arguments supporting our development, and found our design to be acceptable, despite not being traditional in nature. We are now starting work on construction drawings with an aim to be on site building sometime in 2018.


Ideal Planning & Design have now completed working drawings and building regulations for a contemporary new build 5 storey development comprising 10 flats plus ground floor commercial space in Peckham, South East London. The project has just started on site with an estimated completion date in the final quarter of 2018. The existing building is currently being demolished and work on the piled foundations is programmed to start in October.

20/05/17 On site at Stratford for development of 20 new flats

We are currently preparing building regulations and detailed construction drawings for the erection of a new contemporary designed 5 storey block of 20 flats in Stratford, East London.

The site has now been cleared and foundation works are due to start in June this year.

20/04/17 Modern development of 5 new houses completed

Having prepared all of the construction drawings and worked with the client throughout the construction phase, we are pleased to announce the completion of the Brownhill Road development in Lewisham, South East London. The building is looking great and has been finished to a high standard.

The developer has pre-sold all of the houses off plan and the site will hopefully be occupied by the end of spring this year.

20/02/17 Planning permission received for 12 flats and 6 houses in Surrey

We have now received two planning permissions to redevelop a former industrial premises for residential use in Redhill, Surrey. The first permission is for the new build development of 12 flats. The scheme was initially refused by the council but after appealing the decision, we successfully argued for the Planning Inspectorate to grant planning consent.

The second permission is for the erection of 6 new four bedroom houses on the site. This was approved first time by the Local Planning Authority.

Work is due to start on the scheme later this year.

10/01/17 Staff member completing Part 3 RIBA Architect qualification

One of our Architectural Assistants, Sayed Sharestani, has enrolled on a course to complete his Part 3 RIBA Architect qualification. Sayed is studying at evenings and weekends at the prestigious Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL and is hoping to become a fully qualified Chartered Architect in around 12 months time once he has taken his final exams.

We wish Sayed luck in his studies and will try to make sure we don’t give him too much work during the day to keep him away from his evening studies!

05/01/17 Ideal Planning & Design Christmas Party!

We had yet another fantastic afternoon and evening celebrating Christmas before our office closed down for the festive break. The team went to the swanky Madison roof bar with amazing views of St Paul’s cathedral for some drinks and then on to Jamie Oliver’s new restaurant, Barbecoa, in the City.

Some excellent food followed and then some not quite so excellent dancing after that in some of the nearby bars!