New building gets green light at Manchester university

A new cutting-edge building for science and engineering studies at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) can go ahead after the project was approved.


Offering our thanks to the NHS

At this uncertain time for all individuals, families and our entire society, the bravery and selflessness being shown by our NHS doctors, nurses, and all support staff is nothing short of heroic.

The personal and collective sacrifice being made by these individuals to protect our (more…)

Architects offer glimpse of radical designs in Cheshire

London-based architects have revealed innovative concepts for a shopping centre in Runcorn, Cheshire.


Plans unveiled to transform football club land into sustainable housing

Developers seeking to build ecofriendly housing in an area that belonged to a former football club have revealed their latest plans.


Proposals revealed for sustainable Suffolk community hall

Architects have unveiled new plans for a community hall to be built in Framlingham in the Suffolk countryside. The single-storey building, designed to be sustainable, will be constructed with a timber frame and cover 292 square metres.


Do you need an architect to apply for planning permission?

Whether you’re constructing a house, an outbuilding, a home extension or even a conservatory, for you scheme to be successful and compliant with legal requirements, you’ll need to get the appropriate planning permission for your project.


Harrogate junior school expands with new extension

The Oatlands Junior School based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire has now expanded by adding two classrooms and a multi-functional corridor that can be used as a new learning space for pupils.


British architects create low-carbon house with homegrown materials

London-based architects have crafted a three-bedroom family residence making use of prefabricated panels made from materials grown on the property itself.


Macclesfield housing unit gets green light

A building providing homes for vulnerable people in Macclesfield has been given the go ahead.

The housing unit, operated by the East Cheshire Housing consortium, will provide homes for 13 individuals mainly living with mental health issues, within a three-floor block. The site for the unit is located on Windmill Street in Macclesfield that was previously the location of a yard handling scrap metal.

Cheshire East Council has now granted full planning permission for the structure on the condition that a 1.8 metre-tall steel fence is erected as an anti-trespass measure. The stipulation is designed to protect those using the supported accommodation from any risks associated with nearby railway lines.

When completed, the sheltered housing will include a single five-bedroom home and eight single bed flats. Only four parking bays are planned for the premises. As most of the tenants will not drive, the spaces will be used by visitors and staff offering support. Residents in the five-room house will have round-the-clock monitoring, while a floating service will be delivered to those using the one-person apartments.

Chief executive officer for ECHC, Brenda Wright, said:

“We are particularly excited by our Windmill Street development. We believe it provides an ideal combination of benefits for our supported living tenants, who will be provided with excellent high-quality accommodation, improving their wellbeing.

Architects in Macclesfield designing plans should always be respectful of neighbouring properties. They should also encourage regeneration in the area, ensuring plans have aesthetic appeal to enhance the local area.

Architect’s model enjoys pride of place in retirement centre

A scale-model based on designs by architect Malcolm Bayliss is now on display at Maple Court, a site that offers supported housing for the elderly in Bingley, West Yorkshire.


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