Residents of a specialist supported living scheme for disabled adults in Leeds have been warmly welcomed into their new apartments.
Cornmill House, which is based on Moresdale Lane in Seacroft, enables people with physical and learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes.
Comprising 16 apartments, Cornmill House has been deigned by Calderpeel Architects on behalf of HB Villages.
Chris Parks, an architect at Calderpeel Architects, added: “There’s a real shortage of housing for those with specialist supported living needs in Leeds, so Cornmill House will significantly boost this provision while providing these vulnerable people with the freedom to live independently in a safe environment.”
Alastair Sheehan, development director of HB Villages, said: “We are delighted to welcome residents into our first scheme in Leeds. This is the first step in delivering positive outcomes for those vulnerable people in our society who deserve the opportunity to live their lives in the manner and dignity that they and all of us deserve.
“We’re pleased to deliver this scheme with all our development partners and Leeds City Council who, in particular, have been extremely ‘hands on’ and progressive to ensure smooth and swift delivery of the scheme.
“These kind of specialist supported living schemes help tackle the issue of isolation faced by vulnerable adults in Leeds. They give residents the choice to live where they want to, independently and in a safe environment. We hope the residents enjoy the special barbecue we presented and the table tennis table which was jointly supported by Table Tennis England.”
Richard Burgon MP, who welcomed the residents into their new apartments at an official launch event, said: “I’m delighted to welcome sixteen new residents to this important development in our community. Judging from the waiting list of people wanting to move in, there’s clearly a need for more of these kind of developments where vulnerable people are given the opportunity to live more independently from their parents or in sheltered accommodation.
“I’m proud that Leeds is providing a fine example of the specialist supported living model and providing a modern and safe environment for people to live their lives independently and with the freedom to manage their own homes.”
Sarah Holliday, flat scheme manager at Lifeways, said: “All our residents have specific physical or learning development needs and care is tailored to them all individually. We’re delighted that this development has proved so popular with residents and their families.
“Strong bonds and friendships have already been made between our care team here and all the residents. We’re excited about the prospect of more schemes like this being delivered in Leeds to enhance the outcomes of people’s lives.”
A multi-million-pound scheme of eleven luxury homes has been unveiled in Cranage, with over 50 per cent already sold.
Designed by Altrincham-based Calderpeel Architects on behalf of Merepark Homes, the Higher Heath development comprises a mix of eight luxury four and five-bedroom detached homes, as well as three two-bedroom terraced properties.
Set over three floors, each of the detached houses include a bespoke kitchen, garage, off-road parking and private garden.
The courtyard style development is based on Knutsford Road and has revitalised a 1.6-acre brownfield site which was once home to a haulage depot.
James Mellor, an architect at Calderpeel Architects, said: “The new homes in Cranage boast a luxurious standard using high quality fixtures and fittings internally to appeal to Cheshire house hunters. The exterior fabric of the houses have been designed sensitively to fit in with the character of properties in the local area using a farmhouse cottage style and traditional Furness Brick.
“Six of the eleven homes have already sold, proving that this type of high specification property is attractive to buyers in this area of Cheshire.”
Set half a mile to the North of Holmes Chapel, Higher Heath is situated in rural Cheshire and surrounded by farmland. It boasts great transport links, being only four miles from the M6, while train stations in neighbouring villages provide good links to Manchester and Crewe.
Jon Wylson, sales director at Merepark Homes, added: “Calderpeel Architects delivered an exceptional planning approval which has been very well received.
“Merepark is pleased with the sales so far with a further property under offer with the purchaser benefitting from the Government Help to Buy Scheme. The remaining properties are available for open market sale from £525,000 or just £420,000 with the Help to Buy scheme which should also allow the purchaser to secure a home with as little as five per cent deposit.”
Manchester City Council has approved plans for new family housing on a strategic site in South Manchester.
The development, by PJ Livesey Group, will deliver a total of 92 new homes on the Siemens Campus at Didsbury.
Designed by Calderpeel Architects, the plans are for 48 high quality contemporary town houses in a courtyard setting together with a landmark building providing 44 apartments.
The apartments, a mix of one, two and three bedrooms, will all have large private balconies and in some cases resident’s will have access to roof terraces.
The houses share a bold architectural style with the apartments and will be a mix of four and five bedroom family homes with gardens, roof terraces and generous modern interior spaces.
PJ Livesey director James Woodmansee, said: “We have been working closely with the City Council to meet its aspirations to create high quality new neighbourhoods in good locations, close to public transport.
“Our scheme at Siemens will provide intelligently designed, high quality family housing and apartments to meet both local demand and attract and keep new residents in the City.
“We saw the development as a real opportunity to follow a bolder, more contemporary design approach given the iconic Siemens building and also the aspirational purchasers that wish to live in West Didsbury.
“It is important that it connects with the wider Siemens site and we will be working with partners to ensure a co-ordinated approach as the overall development progresses.”
The much-needed new homes are part of a wider masterplan to create a vibrant, sustainable mixed use development on the site with partners Bruntwood delivering new offices aimed at life sciences, technology and professional services.
Calderpeel Architects has been crowned as the region’s top residential architect.
The practice took home the Architect of the Year title at the North West Residential Property Awards held last night (January 26) at Lancashire County Cricket Club.
The awards, organised by North West Business Insider, celebrate the best of the region’s housebuilders and residential property community.
The judges hailed Calderpeel’s attention to the landscape and admired its wealth of "appropriate beautifully designed" schemes of varying sizes.
Harry Calder, chairman of Calderpeel, said: “We’re immensely proud of the work we do in the residential sector.
“High-end residential and superhome projects have been the bedrock of our business for the last 25 years. It’s great to have the quality developments we’re producing recognised by such a heavyweight judging panel.”
Over 600 people from the regional property community attended this year’s North West Residential Property Awards.
Among the Calderpeel projects that swayed the judges were Riverside Place, a stunning development of Georgian-inspired townhouses in Knutsford designed on behalf of Hillcrest Homes, and Westbrook Villas, an innovative design for 12 new homes in Chorlton which retained the historic façade of the former Chortlon Masonic Lodge.
Planning permission for a trio of new leisure centres has been secured by Calderpeel Architects as part of an ambitious £40m modernisation programme in Birmingham.
The leisure centres – in Erdington, Stechford and Northfield – have been designed by Calderpeel for Serco and Birmingham Community Leisure Trust (BCLT) who will operate the facilities. The leisure centres are being funded by Birmingham City Council and built by ISG Construction.
Construction has already started on the new £8 million leisure centre in Erdington. The facility will provide some 50 jobs, with current staff transferring to the new building and additional job creation also expected.
A fourth leisure centre designed by Calderpeel at Icknield Port Loop in the city is due to go in for planning in the coming weeks.
Justin O’ Brien, a director at Calderpeel Architects, commented: “Our expertise in this sector enabled us to effectively secure planning consent for all three leisure centres. The commencement of work on the first of these new leisure centres represents a tangible and rewarding step.
“The project as a whole is an exemplar for how to provide fit-for-purpose modern leisure centres. Together with our partners, we can now take this exciting programme of leisure centre renewal to the next stage.”
The Erdington site is expected to open to the public in autumn 2017 when local residents will be able to access state of the art leisure facilities. The Erdington development site is located next to the current leisure centre and will feature a 25-metre swimming pool, a teaching pool, fitness suite and a community space.
BCLT was established last year to create and maintain recreational activities and facilities. It is operating in partnership with Birmingham City Council and the leisure centre programme is being financed by a combination of council loans and Sport England funding.
Speaking in July 2016, Ian Ward, deputy leader of Birmingham City Council, said: "I am delighted that our residents in Erdington and the surrounding area will soon be benefiting from a new leisure centre and I thank our partners for working with us to provide cost effective and modern facilities.
"Despite the considerable budgetary restraints we face, we will continue to support and encourage people to remain active and pursue a healthy lifestyle."
A development that will see a derelict site in Wolverhampton transformed into an inspiring short breaks facility for disabled children and young people has been granted planning permission.
Cheshire-based Calderpeel Architects has secured planning permission on behalf of Progress Care Solutions to build the new £1.5m residential development.
The service, based at the site of a former petrol station in Stourbridge Road, Springhill, will offer a place for disabled children and young people to enjoy quality time away from home, while giving their families respite from care giving.
Commissioned by Wolverhampton City Council, the children’s short breaks service includes six bedrooms, a state-of the-art sensory technology room and a quiet room, as well as a lounge, dining room and kitchen.
The three-storey building also features a short breaks facility for 18-25 year olds to the first floor and five supported living apartments on the second floor for young adults with additional support needs, to enable them to live as independently as possible.
The plans were voted through by Wolverhampton City Council on September 30, with work expected to start on site in the coming weeks.
Chris Parks, of Calderpeel Architects, said: “The scheme will support local families by giving them the opportunity to refresh and restore, helping maintain strong family relationships.
“We have worked closely with Progress and other stakeholders to ensure the design of the facility reflects the needs of young people, from early years right through to adulthood. It’s pleasing to see a redundant site being brought back to life in such a positive way.”
Claire Rogers, Managing Director at Progress Care Solutions, added: “This short breaks scheme will provide vital support to local families by helping relieve pressure on relationships, while preventing children from going into the care system.
“Support extends well beyond childhood too. The apartments give disabled young people the confidence to make that initial move to live independently, while providing peace of mind to family and friends.”
Bal Dhanoa, founder and CEO of Progress Care Solutions, added: “We’re very excited to have had the opportunity to work closely with our architects who have understood our vision to create a futuristic design fit for the 21st century, incorporating new technologies. This will enable children and young people to maximise their independence through their journey towards adulthood.”
Cheshire-based architecture practice Calderpeel has secured planning permission on behalf of developer Citybranch for a £7m mixed-used scheme in Timperley village, near Altrincham.
The development, in Stockport Road, will see Citybranch build 25 luxury apartments on the site of Timperley library, while relocating the library and the nearby Park Medical Centre into a modern and vibrant community hub on the same site, all set within landscaped grounds.
The plans were voted through unanimously by Trafford Council on September 8 and the decision followed a detailed consultation process that canvassed the views of library users, local businesses, residents and councillors.
Adam Gross, a director of Citybranch, said: “This is an exciting scheme that will bring huge community benefits, not least a high-tech library and enhanced healthcare facilities in the village centre. We’re looking forward to getting on site now and delivering a development that Timperley can be proud of.”
Chris Stubbs, of Calderpeel Architects, said: “Both the apartment building and the community hub have been designed to be in keeping with the local area. Through the hard work we did collectively during the consultation process, we managed to demonstrate that this is a high-quality development that will add significant local value. This was key to securing a swift planning decision.”
The four-storey red-brick apartment building will be located on an existing public car park in Baker Street and consist of 22 two-bedroom and three one-bedroom apartments.
The replacement library and community building will be two-and-a-half stories at the front and three stories to the rear. It will provide a 94sqm retail unit, a GP surgery relocated on the ground floor, with eight consultation rooms, a library, community rooms and kitchen on the first floor. The second floor will be reserved for office or healthcare space.
A replacement public car park will offer 116 car parking spaces for use by library users, patients, medical staff, homeowners and the public.
Cheshire-based Calderpeel Architects has been appointed to design a trio of luxury housing schemes in the region worth around £14.5m.
The practice has been appointed by high-end developer Altin Homes to design 24 contemporary four and five bedroom properties in Sale to be known as The Place. It has also designed a scheme on behalf of Regency Residential that’s set to revitalise the site of a former nightclub in Alderley Edge.
Meanwhile, construction work is already underway on another scheme designed by Calderpeel, the Residenza development on George Leigh Street, Ancoats, on behalf of Hillcrest Homes.
The Altrincham-based practice has also secured a host of superhome commissions on behalf of private clients, including new-builds commencing in Windermere, Bowdon and Hale.
Ewen Miller, managing director of Calderpeel Architects, said: “Activity in the luxury residential market remains steady and we continue to receive a flux of enquiries for these high-quality developments, as well as projects in the ‘superhome’ category.
“It’s credit to the team we’ve built at Calderpeel that we continue to be appointed by some of the most respected names in residential development in the region.”
The Place, on a two-acre site in Northenden Road, Sale, is one of Altin Homes’ ‘Bijou Collection’ developments where architectural design features and items of internal specification more typically seen in the company’s multi-million pound homes are built into a property of more modest proportions.
Regency Residential’s scheme on the former Yesterdays nightclub site, which closed 12 years ago, will see 12 flat-roofed, four-bed single-storey homes built on the four-acre green belt site between Alderley Edge and Wilmslow. The homes, which received planning permission in July, will be built around a lake and feature flat ‘green’ roofs designed to minimise visual impact on the surrounding area.
Hillcrest’s development on George Lee Street features an innovative design for 14 homes in the area of Ancoats that many Italian immigrants made it their home when they arrived in the mid-1800s to work in the booming cotton industry, hence the name ‘Residenza’.
The four-storey red brick homes are split ‘back to back’ into two rows of seven. Each home provides spacious and light-filled contemporary style accommodation, including enclosed gardens and terraces for alfresco dining and entertaining. All of the 14 homes have been sold off plan.
Cheshire-based Calderpeel Architects has won planning consent for a £70m waterfront residential and commercial scheme in Poole, Dorset, on behalf of MMC Land & Regeneration.
The planning application to create 291 high-quality apartments at West Quay Marina along with 9,000 sq ft of commercial space, including restaurants and shops, has officially been given the go-ahead by Borough of Poole’s planning committee.
The development will regenerate the site of a former timber yard and industrial units next to Twin Sails Bridge. Mark Russell, managing director of MMC Land & Regeneration, believes it has the potential to transform the wider waterfront area and will bring significant economic benefits.
He said: “I’m delighted the Borough of Poole has approved this detailed mixed-use development application. We’ve engaged with the Environment Agency to mitigate flood risk, with Natural England to ensure migrating birds and habitats are protected, and with Poole Harbour Commissioners to ensure compliance.
“This scheme incorporates vibrant public open spaces, new restaurants, and a delightful promenade walkway which will lead from the Twin Sails Bridge to the RNLI as development progresses. This development will set the bar high for this important regeneration corridor will contribute significantly to Poole's need for high-quality housing in a town centre location, reducing pressure on the greenbelt.
“This significant investment in Poole will generate many new jobs, both in direct local labour and supply chain jobs, in the employment spaces created at ground floor level, and by creating apprenticeships for young people wishing to develop a skilled trade.”
The buildings in the development range in size from five to 10-storeys, while the apartments will be a mix of one, two and three bedroom properties. The sustainable development incorporates 203 cycle storage spaces, 10 motorbike spaces, four car club spaces and 222 conventional car park spaces to the ground floor. The commercial space will be on the ground and first floors of the development.
Ewen Miller, managing director of Calderpeel Architects, said: “This is one of the most visually prominent development sites in the town and while the scheme is contemporary in nature, great care has been taken to ensure our design is sympathetic to the history and values of Poole.
“The architectural style references Poole waterfront and its urban forms, from the timber boatshed reflecting the historic use of the site to the iconic beach hut shape which is repeated along the waterfront. We consulted extensively with local community groups, and would particularly like to thank Poole Quays Forum for their considerable involvement.”
As well as the backing of the planning committee, the scheme also has the backing of Sunseeker co-founder Robert Braithwaite who wrote a letter outlining his support for the project.
Calderpeel Architects has two new architects in its ranks after both passed their final exams.
Kimberley Smith and Ali Johnson have now passed the advanced diploma in professional practice in architecture, known in the industry as Part 3, to become fully-qualified architects.
After more than seven years of study and industry experience, both are now professionally recognised as architects by the Architects Registration Board and can now legally use the term architect. They have also become chartered members of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Kim, who lives in Sale and joined Calderpeel in 2014, said: “I’ve worked in architecture roles in the UK and Middle East before coming to Calderpeel where I’ve gained a great deal of experience. After all the studying, it’s just a huge sense of relief to have finally completed my Part 3. I’m looking forward to working on more exciting projects as a fully-qualified architect.”
Ali, who lives in Manchester and joined the Altrincham-based practice in 2013, added: “I’ve wanted to be an architect from an early age, but it’s a long hard road to become professionally qualified. It feels great to have reached that goal. I couldn’t imagine being in any other profession and I’m looking forward to progressing my career here.”
Ewen Miller, managing director of Calderpeel Architects, said: “I’m very happy for Kim and Ali. Career progression is what we’re all about and it’s part of our constitution as a practice to keep the next generation of architects coming through into senior positions. It’s great to see Kim and Ali flourishing and others coming through behind them too.”
At Calderpeel, Kim and Ali have been working on a wide range of schemes in the residential, superhome, assisted living, office and leisure sectors.
Kim lists the iconic Schindler Chace House in California, and York Minster as among her favourite pieces of architecture, while Ali’s favourite buildings include Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead.
The path to qualifying as an architect involves gaining an undergraduate degree in architecture, followed by a year’s practical experience, known as Part 1. Part 2 candidates then complete a postgraduate architecture qualification followed by a further 12 months of practical industry experience before they can sit Part 3, which involves the final written and oral examinations.
Calderpeel Architects has expanded its team following the appointment of Amaleed Elturkie.
Amaleed joins the practice as an architectural assistant. She recently graduated from the National Design Academy with a BA honours degree in interior design, adding to a BA honours degree in architecture she gained from Manchester School of Architecture in 2012.
The 25-year-old will work alongside Calderpeel’s architects and interior design contractors on a wide range of leisure and commercial projects.
Alison Thomas, Senior Designer at Calderpeel Architects, added: “Amaleed is a bright talent and the fact she has gained honours from both the National Design Academy and Manchester School of Architecture is testament to this. She’s a valuable addition to the team.”
Amaleed will be based in the firm’s growing commercial team at its Altrincham office, working on projects such as hotel refurbishments and office schemes.
Amaleed, who is from Stalybridge, said: “I’m already getting stuck in to designing a range of schemes, including the interior brand proposals for four new leisure centres in Birmingham.
“Calderpeel has built a strong reputation for helping clients create the perfect space that is reflective of their brand personality while meeting its intended use. It’s a great practice with a growing blue-chip client base. It’s an exciting time to be joining the firm.”
Calderpeel Architects has strengthened its commercial offering with the appointment of experienced architect Tony Bennett.
Tony, who joins after seven years with Pozzoni Architects, will work with Calderpeel in a non-executive director role to further develop its commercial team.
A specialist in the production and processing sector, and in the masterplanning of industrial and logistics estates, Tony’s experience includes work on projects for the likes of Unilver, PZ Cussons and ERF Trucks.
Ewen Miller, managing director of Altrincham-based Calderpeel, said: “Commercial and industrial is a growing sector for the practice. We’re working on more projects as confidence and investment continues to return to the market. Tony’s unrivalled experience will help us create and convert new opportunities and deliver outstanding work for clients.”
Tony, who ran his own Manchester-based practice Bennett Architects for 15 years, said: “Calderpeel is a practice with a dynamic management team and fresh ideas. We are working on some exciting new opportunities and we are already working on a new facility for North West Logistics, a North West based national and European wide distribution company. I am looking forward to helping the practice further develop its industrial and commercial expertise.”
Calderpeel’s previous commercial work includes new-build office schemes, office refurbishment, fit-out projects, and industrial buildings in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, North Wales and the wider UK.
In the current workload are a new 6,500 m2 (70,000 sqft) Headquarters for Derbyshire Police and Fire Service and a 3,800m2 (40,000 sqft) extension and refurbishment for Smart Storage at Broadheath, Altrincham.
The practice’s other specialisms include luxury residential, superhomes, leisure, care and ‘blue-light’ projects, such as police, fire and ambulance service buildings.
Aside from his vast architectural experience, Tony is also a regular on the after-dinner speaking circuit and is also well-known for his links to rugby union, having coached at Sedgley Park Rugby Club and now at Bowdon Rugby Club.
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