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The project at Amoy Street, Bedford Place, Southampton was a Full Planning Application that gained Approval for the erection of 18 Houses in a Terraced Form of development, located within the centre of Southampton. The proposal included:

Erecting 18x Houses, 16x Terraced, and 2x Semi detached

Erection of 12x Three bedroom terraced house

Erection of 2x Three bedroom semi-detached houses &

Erection of 2x Two bedroom end of terrace semi-detached house

Provision of associated Open Space, Car Parking and Amenity provision


2.1 The site was originally occupied by Bedford House, a purpose built day care centre, dating from the 1970’s. The existing building was centrally located within the site and took the form of a part single storey and part two storey building, finished with flat roofs which was provided with associated car parking and ancillary space within the sites grounds.

2.2 The layout was designed to follow both the existing and historic grain of development, arranging the houses in a formal layout fronting a shared surface street, creating a new terrace of properties at the bottom of Amoy Street.


3.1 The development is located on the edge of a conservation area within Southampton City Centre and was deigned to relate with the existing context in terms of form, mass, footprint and scale and designed reflect characteristics of existing neighbouring properties that adopt a traditional Terraced House form of development.

3.2 Materially the elevations were comprised of red brick multi, incorporate feature flashed projections utilizing zinc, include grey UPVC doors & windows and are finished with grey concrete interlocking tiles.

3.3  Through the combination of feature projections combined with a simple material pallet, the development blends traditional forms of building with contemporary features to create an interesting scheme which complements and reflects and enhances the existing and neighbouring Built Environment.


41. In summary the proposed Terraced House Development was designed to respect and complement the existing context, located within a Conservation Area, provide both the Local Council and the developer with an appropriate mix of dwellings, whilst incorporating a contemporary featured housing scheme onto a dilapidated and underused City Centre Site located in Bedford Place, adjacent to a Conservation Area.

Toldfield Architects Ltd was established in 2015 following the merger of Tony Oldfield Architects (established in 1991 by Tony Oldfield) and Kourosh Design Studio, established in 1999 by Kourosh Jamriz-Shirazi.

As a modern, design-focused architect’s practice offering 20 years experience in delivering projects for the built environment, schemes have successfully been procured for the following land use sectors and areas of project involvement.

Areas of Project Involvement:

  • Site Evaluation and Concept Design
  • Master Planning and Urban Design
  • Outline Planning Applications
  • Full Planning Applications
  • Conservation Areas & Listed Buildings
  • Building Regulations & Construction Details
  • Tender Packing & Contract Administration
  • Site Inspection
  • Interior Design & Fit Out
  • Part Wall Notices

Our Philosophy

Established in 2015, Toldfield Architects unites the skills and experience of Kourosh Jamriz-Shirazi and Adi Puplampu (former senior architect of Tony Oldfield), creating an exciting, talented team of contemporary architects. Both architects have successfully delivered a wide range of projects, from large multi-unit developments to small bespoke extensions and commercial schemes in Hampshire, Dorset, Sussex and London.

The practice’s design approach involves listening to requirements, analysing and translating the objectives and ultimately providing innovative design solutions with inspiration drawn from the context with client goals always in mind.