Refurbishment of Cottage and New Build Bungalow in Headingly, Leeds

Work has started at Rowan Cottage, Grasmere, for a private client’s holiday home.

Located in one of the Lake District’s most popular villages, this traditional 19th Century cottage overlooks the fells of Silver How and Helm Crag.

The work involves minor alterations, including modification to the bedroom layout, to include en-suite accommodation, new porch, enlarged window to the living room, covered rear access, widened patio and light tubes to lounge and kitchen/diner.

Riverside Design Studio Architects have recently undertaken planning drawings for Robinson Developments Limited’s latest residential scheme at 10 Roxholme Avenue, Chapel Allerton, Leeds.

The scheme involves the demolition of a large residential property and replacing it with 5 new build family homes within the grounds.


Architect: RDS
Planning Consultant: Walker Morris
Highways: Optima

Another successful development nears its practical completion stage, of 2 No bespoke 4 bedroom properties at Gledhow Gardens in Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Work is well underway at Hutton Hall in Eccleshill, Bradford, to build 29No. new homes for private sale.

The Phase 1 scheme is 6-months into its 10-month program and is due for completion in January 2018, with further phases to follow on. A show home is expected in early October 2017.

Work is progressing well underway at Robinson Developments’ latest residential scheme at Gledhow Gardens in Leeds, to build two four bedroom family homes.


Contractors are due to complete both Plot 1 and Plot 2 in or around the middle of October.

Once again, we are pleased to announce that planning approval has been successfully obtained for a client in Boston Spa, who was looking to build a two-storey extension onto their existing property.

Here is our client’s testimonial.

…………We had previously built a small single storey extension on the rear of our property three years ago. Our architect, Stephen Mitchinson, had completed all our drawings and managed the process through planning permission for us.

When we then decided to build a larger two storey extension on the side of our property we didn’t hesitate to contact Stephen again.

He came to visit and listened to our ideas, making suitable suggestions amongst which was a vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom – which we thought was a great idea. Stephen completed all our plans, including us in the process and checking everything was to our satisfaction. He submitted them for us and managed the process, answering the questions from the planning committee and securing us the permission we needed to proceed.

I would recommend Stephen at Riverside Architects, as he did a very professional job ensuring we got the planning approval we needed.

Many thanks………….

Once again, we are pleased to announce that planning has been successful for a client in Harrogate, who is looking at converting and extending the existing farmhouse, with a new garage and stable block.

Work has started at Hutton Hall, a development of 29No. new homes for private sale, in the village of Eccleshill, for joint venture developer, Gregory Robinson Developments.

The scheme is being built out in three Phases, with the first Phase comprising of 10No. units due to be completed in January 2018.

Work is well underway at Robinson Developments latest residential scheme at Gledhow Gardens in Leeds. Contractors started on site in early spring, and the team anticipate completion by the autumn.

Riverside Design Studio dealt with and obtained the planning approval, detail design and successful tendering process.

This exclusive gated development comprises of two unique detached properties. The scheme is situated in the much sought-after village of Chapel Allerton, just two miles from the centre of Leeds.

Plot 1 Gledhow Gardens is the conversion and extension of a former red brick house to create a spacious two-storey family home. The new property provides flexible living space leading onto a wrap-around terrace. It also features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a private garden and a large undercroft garage area.

Plot 2 Gledhow Gardens is a new two-storey individually property designed with open plan living with a stunning full height glazed area, patio doors opening onto the garden, separate generous sized lounge, four double bedrooms, three bathrooms and an integral garage.

Here’s to a successful build out!