20th February 2017

Brewster Bye Architects Draws up Plans for Former Pharma Campus

Leeds-based Brewster Bye Architects has been appointment to work on part of a £160million masterplan at the 400-acre Alderley Park in Cheshire. The firm is involved in the transformation of a major former pharmaceutical campus within the park into 57 new build and converted homes for developer PJ Livesey.

Brewster Bye has designed the inner courtyard element of the scheme, which could see an existing office building on the former AstraZeneca campus at Alderley Edge demolished, to create 14 new stand out three and four bedroom homes and a covered basement carpark.

Chris Austin, Managing Director at Brewster Bye says: “Our design involves the extension of the historic courtyard buildings to create the new build homes which will complement and complete the enclosure of the existing courtyard buildings.

“With two distinct styles, the outward elevations use the scale and rhythm of the existing window and door openings of the courtyard, whilst the inward elevations take on a more articulated individual form.

“The palette of materials include a multi red brick with a handmade style finish, slate roofs, dark grey window and door frames, and a bronze coloured metal cladding on specific features, which will all combine to give it a great look, and will no doubt appeal to buyers looking for a design-led home.”

P J Livesey’s plans for the greater scheme are centred around the park’s historic courtyard and include 14 converted two and three bedroom mews houses and three-storey townhouses as well as the extension to the grade two-listed upper courtyard buildings to create the 14 new homes designed by Brewster Bye.

The application also proposes an apartment block designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, which would face onto the park’s Water Garden and comprise 23 two and three-bedroom flats.

PJ Livesey’s application forms part of a £160m masterplan for the 400-acre Alderley Park, outlined by owners Bruntwood and Manchester Science Partnerships, which includes up to 275 homes, new sports and leisure facilities, a gastro pub, hotel and farm shop.

If the plans are approved, work on the scheme would begin this spring with the first homes available in early 2018.