Work begins on Kingswood Place, Lapworth

Construction work is progressing on A C Lloyd Homes’ residential scheme in Lapworth, on a site bordered by countryside and leafy canals. Robothams Architects have designed the scheme’s 38 new dwellings in a contemporary style drawing on the rural context and using local materials. The houses are generating a considerable amount of interest from purchasers with a sales suite opening in May.

Further information is available on the project’s website.

Computer generated images courtesy of A C Lloyd Homes.

Planning consent granted for Chipping Campden development

Chipping Campden has had a cricket club since 1867 moving to its current site in 1971 when the current pavilion was constructed.  With a thriving membership the club is now looking to replace the existing clubhouse with a modern facility which will serve the community for the next 50 years. The practice were appointed by the club in 2016 to develop proposals which combined the construction of a new pavilion with residential development of a portion of the site.

Working within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the practice was involved in the process of public consultation and engagement with the planning authority to gain a planning consent in July.

The scheme incorporates three new detached dwellings designed to reflect the context and overlook the cricket pitches.

Old Warwick Road, Lapworth receives planning consent

Planning consent has been granted for 38 new dwellings, of which 15 are affordable in the village of Lapworth on a site which was formerly used as a nursery, for client, property developer A C Lloyd Homes. The site of 2.8 hectares is bordered by open countryside and the Grand Union Canal, it accommodates the new dwellings in a landscaped setting with public open space including a pond. The scheme received strong support from the planning sub-committee at Warwick District Council and is anticipated on site later in 2018.

The design draws on influences in the sites context with a palette of materials from the village but creates a scheme that is modern in its approach to forms and external appearance.

Student accommodation in Beeston, Nottingham

Robothams Architects have been appointed to develop the detailed design of 227 student bed spaces at a site close to the University of Nottingham in Beeston. Appointed from RIBA stage 4 onwards by Hydrogen (Beeston), the scheme will combine studio flats, townhouses and cluster flats within the site of a former preparatory school.

Split across two sites the heart of the site is a grade 2 listed villa extended and refurbished to create the former school. It is surrounded by a mature landscape with protected trees and lawns. A range of more contemporary school buildings will be demolished to make way for the high quality scheme.

We are working with Aegis, Naismiths, Cundall, Influence, Zoe Vidaly Studio and Freeths to deliver the scheme for occupation in 2019.

 

Above, photos of the grade 2 listed Dagfa House.

Keyworker housing proposal in Stratford approved

Stratford District Council have backed the proposals by ABD Developments and Orbit Housing to replace a redundant office building on the Birmingham Road with 82 one and two bedroom apartments. Catering for a need in the town for keyworker housing the scheme addresses a key route into the town and the canal which forms the northern boundary. The main contract works will be undertaken by Deeley Construction.

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Designs for key worker accommodation in Stratford Upon Avon

The practice’s design proposals to deliver key worker accommodation in Stratford Upon Avon went public on Friday when the developers, ABD Developments and Orbit housing held an exhibition for local people. The scheme will provide 82 one and two bedroom apartments on an important vehicle and waterfront route into the town. A planning application is due for submission before Christmas.

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Queensway Topping Out

orbit topping out 1Melvyn King and Nick James attended the topping out event for Orbit’s independent living scheme at the Queensway at Leamington Spa. The development being constructed by Deeley Properties will provide 178 one and two bedroom apartments organised around a range of shared facilities including a restaurant, cafe, hairdressing salon and IT suite.

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Center Parcs Woburn

Work is nearing completion at the Center Parcs at Woburn. The practice have been supporting ISG Plc on the technical design of the 625 single and two storey lodges within the forest. Center Parcs have generated a raft of great promotional material including this video of the construction process.