This month at BBA:
Projects currently at planning stage:
Brown Court, Wigan
A proposed modernisation scheme for Housing & Care 21 has been submitted for planning approval at Brown Court in Wigan. The proposal will improve the existing buildings sustainability by using an external wall insulation system, also allowing an aesthetic improvement of the building to be made. The scheme also includes the refurbishment of existing communal spaces, external areas and the creation of a new draft lobby and entrance canopy.
Hedley Chase, Leeds
Planning has been submitted for St George’s Crypt for 23 affordable apartments. The site is part of the St George’s Crypt initiative to provide good quality, affordable housing across the city of Leeds. Whilst the Crypt has a long and established reputation within the homeless sector, their intention is to create mixed communities which provide much needed affordable housing to a variety of residents who are connected by their need for housing. The dwellings are all housed within a contemporary building that benefits from the provision of communal facilities, an office and a workshop. Landscaped grounds will also provide private outside space for residents to enjoy.
Bailey’s House, Leeds
Planning Permission has been granted for 10 new 2 & 3 bed affordable rent homes on the site of the former Baileys House care home in Seacroft, Leeds for Affinity Sutton Housing Association.
The site sits on a steep hill, where the design team has been able to create a bold design to form a range of modern two and three storey houses to maximise space for residents. From a constrained and small site, the proposal will allow Affinity Sutton to provide new much needed housing in this area of the city.
Projects on site:
Cowlersley Lane, Huddersfield
Work has started for 42 new houses at the former Waste Mill at Cowlersley Lane, Lower Linthwite, Huddersfield. The site enjoys an elevated outlook over the Colne Valley and the design team were keen to ensure as many of the proposed houses could enjoy this outlook. Built predominantly of Yorkshire artstone and matching grey roofs, the development is both contemporary and in keeping with its surroundings – which include three grade II* listed cottages next door. The works will be phased over the next two years.
Hesketh Bank, Preston
Our Scheme with Regenda Group and R P Tyson Construction at Hesketh Bank, Preston is making strides on site. The foundations are now complete on the final shared ownership block making way for the timber frame. The remaining 12 residential units are at 2nd fix and decoration stages and are being well prepared for the run up to handover. Works on the Church Hall are coming to completion with handover expected towards the beginning of April.
RICS Awards Shortlisting 2017
Work completes at New Homes Development on Former York School Site