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We are Calderpeel     
Calderpeel is an award-winning firm of architects and a RIBA Chartered Practice
From our offices in South Manchester and Surrey, our 40-strong team provides a range of services including concept design, planning, design delivery, urban design & masterplanning, project management and interior design / brand integration.
We are known nationally for our work across several industry sectors including bluelight, care, commercial, leisure, workspaces and residential - including superhomes and work for high net worth individuals.

'Thinking differently'   
Since our formation 25 years ago, our business has been built on ‘thinking differently’ for our clients, designing buildings that enhance the way people live, work and play.  
By listening to clients’ needs at all levels, we’ve built close and long term relationships with individual, commercial and public sector clients across the UK. We’ve also created a reputation for innovative yet practical design that inspire people, not other architects. 

Our Ethos                                   
We are dedicated to the nurturing, mentoring, training and development of all our talented people which is reflected the businesses incredible employee retention.
The practice is fully ISO and IIP accredited and we are founding members of the RIBA student mentoring program. Two of our directors are past presidents of the Manchester Society of Architects and Ewen our managing director is also a RIBA national council member.

2016 News

New care facility will transform vacant Wolverhampton site



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.”


Calderpeel wins planning for £7m Timperely scheme



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.

“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.”

Adam Gross, a director of Citybranch


Calderpeel nets tro of luxury housing schemes


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.


Calderpeel Architects support bid for £70 marina development


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.

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Calderpeel appoints Tony Bennett




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.  


The HUTS East Competition


Congratulations! our Beach Hut design team, for designing one of the winning entries in the Eastbourne Beach Huts design competition!

Beach huts re-imagined for Eastbourne seafront


Introducing Residenza in Ancoats


Our stunning new development of fourteen innovative four bedroom family townhouses on George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester. Providing unique living on the doorstep of Manchester City Centre, each home has their own double garage, private access and first floor garden.

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