So Sound Design


planning advice

At So Sound design in Leeds and Manchester, we are able to offer our clients a planning consultancy service. This is to ensure that you stand the best possible chance of achieving planning permission.

The So Sound architectural design team will manage all communication with the local planning authorities, liaise with other consultants and manage the planning application.

We have found this service to have a positive impact on our client’s confidence as we are able to highlight potential planning concerns at an early stage in the design process.

At So Sound Design we can provide advice on such issues as party walls, right to light, overshadowing of neighbours and permitted development. We are also able to advice on conservation, historical preservation, listed building consent and flood risk.

Latest Projects

sport & hospitality clubhouse & refurbishment

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So Sound Design provided us with a consultancy and design service, which allowed us to complete our renovation activity in just eight weeks and within a restricted and finite budget. Their excellent understanding of the planning process ensured that planning permission was granted quickly, with no issues – particularly challenging given the location of the building in a conservation area. Their design consultancy service ensured we were able to make well considered design decisions which allowed us to meet our aspirations within our limited budget. The resulting schedule of works provided by So Sound Design allowed us to manage our contractors and suppliers to very specific deliverables, enabling tight control of budget and timescales. It was a pleasure working with such a professional, knowledgeable and customer focussed organisation.

The Pavilion

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How far are you willing to travel?
For the right project the So Sound Design team work be willing to travel as far as necessary. Having offices in Leeds and Manchester doesn’t restrict us to the North West of England, we have recently worked on projects in Cornwall and Whitehaven.

Are we nice to work with?
We think so, at So Sound Design we enjoy working alongside our clients to help them achieve their goals. Whether it is creating their prefect home or ideal work space. With 90% of our work coming from recommendations and returning clients we believe that we forge great relationship with all of our clients.

Will you need any other professionals on your project?
Every project is different and has different requirements and we will advise you of any other consultants that may be required. At So Sound Design we have built professional relationships with private building inspectors, planning advisers, structural engineers and landscape architects to ensure we are able to provide our clients with a complete service for their project.

At what point should I involve an architect/architectural designer in my project?
As early as possible! At So Sound Design we provide creative guidance and advice most effectively the earlier we can be involved in the process. This allows us to make the best of any available opportunities and avoid potential pitfalls.

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