Location: Cumbria

Architecture - Conservation

This mixed use scheme comprised 19 live/work units, 7 dwelling houses, 2 new office buildings and a series of workshop units on the site of a Scheduled Monument in Cumbria.

Located at the southern end of Lake Windermere the site is set between the Lakeside to Haverthwaite steam railway and the River Leven. The project included the repair and restoration of the Backbarrow Ironworks. The historic ironworks at Backbarrow is the site where Isaac Wilkinson (of Wilkinson Sword) was ironmaster in 1735. The scheme safeguards the archaeological and historical importance of the site and ensures the Scheduled Monument is conserved for generations to come.

Location: West Lancashire

Architecture - Housing

"This proposed housing development in West Lancashire for a private developer comprists of mainly family houses with a small proportion of one and two-bed apartments."

In developing the initial designs for the housing layout, the intention was to create a new and interesting place to live whilst retaining close associations with the surrounding existing housing streets through the evocation of a similar density, pattern, and scale of the existing housing stock. The design was arrived at by a rigorous development process which considered the merits of different solutions - each taking account of street patterns, density, access, permeability, amenity space, and interfaces with adjacent sites.

The design and scale of the housing was determined by objective considerations of typical house types in the surrounding areas, and recent developments in modern housing. Particular effort was made to find an integration of interesting modern architectural with traditional housing accommodation.

Location: Liverpool

Architecture - Commercial

This project for a nationally recognised Shop at Home group was commissioned in 2004. 

This fast-track project involved the conversion of an existing warehouse into a call centre for over 600 staff, complete with new ancillary facilities such as break out areas, canteen and training areas. The new call centre secured employment for local staff and a boost to the local economy.

Location: National Sortation Facility, Coventry

Architecture - Industrial

The National Sortation Centre is a facility for the sorting and distribution of large volumes of goods to a nationwide network of depots. The Centre is capable of handling over 50,000 parcels per hour for the Home Delivery Network.

The building has a floorspace of approximately 21,(226,000sqft) comprising 17,780sqm of distribution space and 3,200sqm of office accommodation. The new facility will provide employment for 200 Sortation staff, 80 drivers and 25 office staff, providing new opportunities within a community which has struggled since the closure of the Peugeot Citroen car manufacturing plant on the site in January 2007.

Location: West Lancashire

Architecture - Leisure

This scheme features a new £4m football complex to provide a Unibond Premier league side with vital facilities which to aid their development and enable future growth. The Club currently operates a senior team and numerous youth and junior teams. However with only one pitch and a lack of basic amenities, the Club are finding it increasingly difficult to progress further.

Facilities include a 5,000 capacity stadium, modern changing and staffroom facilities, a multi-purpose hall and classrooms for use by local school children. The scheme was designed to be fully compliant with the requirements of the Football Foundation, the organisation founded by the Football Authorities and government to support the development of grass roots football.

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