Daniella Johnson

31st May 2016

May Roundup of News

Projects currently at planning/construction stage:

Gipton Fire Station

Planning permission has been granted for the conversion and extension of a redundant Fire Station to provide a new community centre. This includes:

  • Office accommodation for GIPSIL incorporating consultation and counselling rooms.
  • Teaching kitchen and instruction area. Together with Ministry of Food, Zest will run cookery classes for local residents.
  • A shop selling re purposed goods and refurbished furniture etc.
  • Former Young Fire-Fighters’ annexe remodelled by Stage 2 – a local charity offering acting and performance-based activities to children and young adults.
  • A café with full catering kitchen run as part of the shop and as a commercial/ community venture for building users and visitors.
  • A small Enterprise Hub where hot-desking space will be rented out to enterprising individuals/ organisations needing flexible workspace.
  • Lettable office space for future prospective users.
  • Meeting rooms, consultation rooms and ancillary spaces.
  • Environmental improvements to external areas to provide a landscaped entrance, a café garden as well as parking for staff, visitors and building users.

The original 1930’s building will be retained with minor additions to enhance its fire-station ‘feel’. All tiling will be repaired and retained, and new timber secondary doors and shutters installed to the engine bays.

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Hesketh Bank

RP Tyson Construction are now underway with the demolition of the existing church and church hall buildings in Hesketh Bank, West Lancashire, making way for the construction of a replacement single unit chapel and church hall alongside 8 houses and 6 apartments for Regenda Homes. The existing church had stood empty and neglected over the years and its replacement will service a multitude of purposes better serving the community. The new residential units will be available on affordable rent and shared ownership schemes.

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Projects currently on site:

Kendal Carr

United Living are progressing quickly at the Kendal Carr development for Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association, with the contrasting red and black brickwork taking shape up to first floor level.

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Clarendon Road

Exciting city centre development nearing completion

The transformation of the grade II listed former Burley House into 15 high quality self-contained student apartments is nearing completion. The new build annexe which will contain a further 9 apartments is also really taking shape with steel frame erected and brickwork completed to roof level.

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Other news:

Brewster Bye welcome new Architect Cian Glasheen - http://www.brewsterbye.co.uk/news/bba-news/brewster-bye-welcome-new-architect-cian-glasheen

BBA Win at the LABC Awards – Sevenfields - http://www.brewsterbye.co.uk/news/awards/bba-win-labc-awards

Brewster Bye Project Recognised in Prestigious Award – Rose Manor Extra Care and Oleander House - http://www.brewsterbye.co.uk/news/awards/brewster-bye-project-recognised-prestigious-award

Property People with the Yorkshire Post – Andrew Chapman - http://www.brewsterbye.co.uk/news/press/property-people-yorkshire-post-1