A new development for Concensus Property this scheme is located within The Downs conservation area, one of five conservation areas within Altrincham town centre.
The scheme is split into two main elements, 6no. apartments and 4no. town houses as per the previous approval. The apartments benefit from southerly facing living rooms that front onto the courtyard whilst the town houses have their living room spaces fronting directly onto their private gardens with private access directly off the courtyard.
There are two apartments on each of the 3 floors within the apartment block, each with two double bedrooms with one benefiting from direct access off the main bathroom. The apartments have an open plan living space containing the kitchen, dining and living room areas which front on to the courtyard.
The 4 town houses each front onto the courtyard with an entrance hall containing the down stairs toilet and stores. Through this lobby there is an open plan ground floor with living kitchen dining arrangement. The 1st floor contains two double bedrooms, one with private en-suite and the other with direct access to the master bathroom. The 2nd floor contains the master bedroom with en-suite, dressing room and additional storage.
Beneath the courtyard level there is an undercroft car park with 41no. car parking spaces. The car park follows the basic structural alignment of the proposed buildings above.
The design for Seven Steps was a direct response to a unique development site, resulting in a stunning property that conveys a contemporary architectural language combining quality materials with the best of modern living spaces.
Undertaken as a joint venture between developer Henderson Homes and our client. Working closely with both parties, the key emphasis was to create a luxury family home on one of the most desirable locations in Wilmslow. This approach resulted in a superb five-bedroom SuperHome, the split-level layout contains a series of flowing 1.5 storey dramatic open plan contemporary spaces suited to modern living.
With its elegant lines, Seven Steps blends seamlessly into the landscaped site, the house’s steep roof pitches, full height glazed openings create an elegant blend of traditional local vernacular and contemporary detailing.
This SuperHome is a finalist in the residential development category of the 2017 Northern Design Awards we look forward to finding out the results on Friday 24th November.
Photography by Daniel Hopkinson Architectural Photography
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The design team originally investigated an extensive refurbishment and extension scheme on the site. To make any redevelopment viable this necessitated considerable side extensions and a two to three storey significant extension to the rear of the existing property.
The design team proposes to deliver this as a small row of mews buildings located to the rear and detached from the existing building. These units are arranged in a staggered terrace form to break up their mass, to offer private space for each unit and to respond to the constraints of the site.
Arranged to orientate all the living space to the south west, the scheme has non-habitable windows facing towards the existing building as to ensure that privacy for all parties is respected. These new dwellings are modestly sized two-bedroom units that offer a different product to the market, aimed primarily at the first time buyers, providing a much needed addition to local housing stock.
One of the most unusual feasibility studies we have ever completed; our design team embraced the challenge to convert a 400-tonne steel hulled schooner into a unique maritime retreat. Built in 1910 for the Irish lighthouse service she served until 1966 when she was decommissioned and converted into a youth adventure training vessel.
The brief was to transform the historic tired boat into a series of classic styled living and entertaining spaces. The main deck level has large external areas with a bespoke bar located in the stern, a perfect place to relax in style. From this level, you enter the wheel house which boasts a large lounge and the Captain’s cabin; a luxury double berth with ensuite facilities. A discreet staircase from the Captain’s cabin leads you up to the bridge and a private deck level.
A spiral staircase flows down from the main deck into the lower section of the hull, where ample dining and intimate entertaining spaces are adjacent to the 6 no guest cabins with the crew quarters positioned in the stern. A challenging brief, this maritime retreat is a welcome abode for any worthy skipper!
Plans for a scheme of 26 new homes and community facilities in the village of Lamplugh, Cumbria have been given the go ahead by Copeland Borough Council.
The scheme for John Swift Homes, will see a mix of traditional family homes built alongside a community village hall, pavilion and formal green.
Situated on a prominent crossroads the 4.5 acre site, which runs alongside the a mill conversion, is currently a Cumbrian greenfield site and is used as agricultural land.
The development will vary in size and cater for a broad range of households. A group of 6 terraced homes along the eastern end of the site will offer three bedrooms set in 1,250sq ft and looking over a village pond.
The northern edge of the development will be home to 8 detached and semi-detached homes boasting three and four bedrooms, each between 1,450sq ft and 1,900sq ft.
It’s completed with four bed detached homes sat in 2,000sq ft overlooking a new village green and a prominently placed farmhouse with a courtyard of barns aiming to recreate a traditional farmyard setting.
Watercolour Artist: Peter Scolefield
Manchester Graffiti artist Russ Meehan adds the finishing touches to the scheme. Due to complete this summer here are a few of our preview photos.
Working with our client Whitecroft Group, we produced a bold and contemporary design for this development of 42 luxury apartments in Manchester’s Castlefield district. The proposed eight-storey development, to be situated at 6 Hulme Hall Road, is made up of one and two-bedroom apartments and two stunning penthouses with roof terraces.
Our contemporary design pays homage to Castlefield’s industrial past. Brick facades are punctured by deep recessed industrial-proportioned openings, to complement the local architecture.
We were appointed by Inacity at the initial feasibility design stage to develop a concept masterplan for a landmark hotel and residential development.
Derbyshire Police & Fire Service have recently moved into their new HQ, this is what our client said ....
'Everyone is totally delighted with the building, it exceeds all expectations, without exception everyone considers it a great achievement'. Terry Neaves, Director of Finance, Derbyshire Constabulary HQ
Photography by Beccy Lane - Positive Image Photography
This project was a unique opportunity to create a new house on one of the most desirable mature landscaped locations in Cheshire. Calderpeel worked closely with the client and interior designers Weeks & Cowling to deliver a high quality architectural solution, maximising the secluded garden space and presenting attractive elevations of limestone, glazing and white render.
The design is a direct response to a stunning site, resulting in a blend of traditional architectural language and the best of contemporary living spaces to provide a romantic family home.
The overall appearance is a contemporary house, with a slightly lower garage and pool to the east and north. The well-proportioned windows that puncture the facade connect the inside and outside spaces whilst retaining simple and elegant forms.
The ground floor boasts a stunning double-height entrance gallery leading onto an open plan living space with areas for entertaining, indoor and outside dining, a retreat, snug and family room.
An inside/outside double height room is provided at the south western corner to provide a living space that benefits fully from the landscape in which it is situated.
A palette of materials dominated by brick provides elevations of modern design but historical references. A low pitched slate roof, animated with chimneys, provides a simple yet elegant form. Large glazed openings dominate the elevations and connect the interior with the garden, whilst timber screens provide shading and cooling when required.
One of a series of houses in the area built by the acclaimed architect Richard Harding Watt.
Designed by Richard Harding Watt in the 1890s, this house was already a stunning property to behold. However, we were presented with a challenging project to extend this listed building to meet the needs of the owner’s growing family.
The extension comprised two bedrooms at lower ground floor, with an open plan living space at ground level, housed within a dramatic shard structure clad in zinc. The scheme creates an intelligent contemporary response to our client’s needs and the site and creates a dialogue between the old and new.
Our design team drew on their conservation expertise to provide a viable solution to extending this unusual heritage property.
Photography by Beccy Lane - Positive Image Photography
As a unique opportunity to create two striking new houses on one of the most desirable mature landscaped locations in Prestbury,
The decision was taken to locate the houses to maximise the south facing private gardens, over looked and enjoyed by the principal rooms of each house. To the west, adjacent to the steep slope to the road, we created a secure landscaped entrance courtyard, with views through to both houses. Upon entering each private site we provide the visitors tantalising views through to the pool areas and architecturally designed gardens beyond.
The houses sit amongst the mature trees with steep pitched roofs with deep overhanging eaves, crisp and elegant render and stone elevations are complimented by the use of green oak framing to the larger spaces within. This traditional construction allows the large spans needed to create the open plan living areas and includes the large areas of glazing to give the house a light open feel. This approach results in elegant homes of traditional materials and proportions which contains a series of flowing open plan contemporary spaces suited to modern living.
Calderpeel believes passionately that architecture should address our changing lifestyles. The designs are a direct response to a stunning site, resulting in a blend of traditional architectural language and the best of contemporary living spaces providing romantic family homes.
We have been commissioned as part of a design team framework to deliver around 40 projects per annum for bespoke new build supported living residential schemes nationwide on behalf of HBV Supported Living.
Each scheme provides, modern, high quality apartment buildings that cater for around 14 to 28 vulnerable adults with physical and learning disabilities.
They are located within a wider residential community giving the residents the chance to live as independently as they like. Using our specialist experience and knowledge we have designed suitable homes which meet the need of local authorities, health services and vulnerable adults.
The High Street, Eye scheme delivers 14 apartments for residents set within the Eye conservation area.
This mixed use development of 466 units sits on a linear site overlooking the River Mersey.
The architectural challenges presented by the site, which has a strong industrial heritage but sits within a tight urban grain, offered opportunities to create a scheme that would strive to enhance and celebrate this area.
Taking its lead from the Quay’s history of boat maintenance the analogy of a number of ‘moored residential vessels’ created the opportunity to generate a refined and exciting architectural response. ‘Floating’ above the site, the ‘vessels’ sit on stilts allowing maximum visibility across the site from pedestrian level, creating a sensitive non-obstructive parking solution and facilitating a natural flood protection by rising the first level of accommodation above ground level.
We entered the Eastbourne The Huts design competition because the brief sounded like an exciting opportunity to exercise our design skills. We enjoy challenging ourselves, and the prospect of developing a creative response within a tight budget was a fantastic opportunity.
Our dynamic team ncludes a varied range of skills that have all been incorporated within our design delivery. Each member of the team has had an idividual input. As we all have a passion for community based schemes, the desire for the beach hut to be iconic and provide a new local facility was an extremely stimulating and rewarding project for us to become a part of.
Re-bourne takes the form and shape of a traditional beach hut but that is where the similarities stop. The project has been designed to contrast sensitively with its surroundings. This project has been created to stand out as a beacon to mark the regeneration of the area.
A traditional beach hut is a private facility which offers little to the community other than its presence. Re-bourne’s main aim is to offer everything it can to the community. The architecture and construction celebrates the annual local community waste collection from the beach acting as a celebration of this activity. Functionally the hut also offers a static and dynamic performance and display space as a traditional performance venue, or as a more intimate display space or a public presentation vehicle Re-bourne opens up to the community in every way possible.
Re-bourne is clad in gabion walls filled with a variety of recycled plastic bottles. Each of these will offer the opportunity for community groups, organisations and individuals to leave a message in, acting as a visible time capsule for the town. The rest of the building is a steel structure with galvanised steel shutters with one of the elevations given over to a translucent screen upon which will be projected images and messages. It will have power and water supply.
Photography by Mike Park.
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