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Transforming Spaces: Experts in Change of Use Applications

At Studio FRI, we're thrilled to share news of our recent planning application submission helping to transform an existing sandwich bar (Class A5) into a vibrant hair salon (Class E) in Penwortham, Preston. (

Studio FRI is synonymous with crafting spaces that transcend their original purposes. Our design philosophy revolves around understanding the unique character of each space and reimagining it to meet the evolving needs of our clients. From retail establishments to bespoke salons, our expertise lies in transforming environments that leave a lasting impact.

Change of Use Applications serve as the gateway to unlocking the full potential of a property. In our recent project, the conversion of a sandwich bar to a hair salon involved meticulous planning and adherence to regulatory guidelines. Here's a glimpse into the Change of Use process:

  1. Assessment and Consultation: We begin by assessing the property's current use and consulting with our clients to understand their vision. This crucial step lays the foundation for a tailored design plan.

  2. Navigating Planning Classes: Understanding the nuances of planning classes is key. In this case, transitioning from Class A5 to Class E involved a comprehensive understanding of regulations, and Studio FRI ensured seamless compliance.

  3. Application Submission: Our team manages the entire application process, collating necessary documents and submitting them to the relevant authorities. This includes outlining the proposed changes, addressing potential impacts, and ensuring alignment with local planning policies.

  4. Benefits of Change of Use: Maximizing Potential

Your Vision, Our Expertise

At Studio FRI, we go beyond the conventional, turning your vision into reality. Whether you're envisioning a salon in a former eatery or any other transformation, our team is ready to guide you through the Change of Use process. Discover the potential of your space with Studio FRI. Contact us today to explore how our expertise can breathe new life into your project, creating spaces that inspire and endure.



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