Turnmill Street

Turnmill Street

Location: Clerkenwell, London

CDP wanted a good home, so we found a 19th Century scientific instrument manufacturer’s premises, with drill hall attached and converted it to provide our offices, a restaurant and three apartments.

Starting from a rundown shell, Turnmill Street is now home to our offices, a new restaurant and three stunning duplex loft apartments.

Spanish Tapas restaurant operator Iberica www.ibericarestaurants.com trades on the ground floor and basement offering a modern take on traditional bistro cuisine as well as a relaxing bar.

Ribbon Factory

Ribbon Factory

Awards: West Midlands Property Awards – Runner Up

Location: Coventry

Restoration and extension of grade 2 listed former ribbon factory to provide a restaurant and six loft apartments as part of the Stirling Prize short-listed Coventry Phoenix Initiative.

Immediately adjoining CDP’s Priory Place development is a grade 2 listed, former ribbon factory dating from the early Victorian period. As one of the last remaining original industrial buildings in the City Centre, a sympathetic restoration was required.

CDP removed some of the more unfortunate later additions, stabilised the four storey structure and opened out the ground floor. The building was extended to provide additional commercial space in a contrasting modern style, fronting on to one of the new public spaces created as part of the Phoenix Initiative.

Six loft style apartments ranging from 850sqft to 1,400sqft were created in the upper parts, each with views over Priory Cloister, Holy Trinity Church and Coventry Cathedral. A restaurant of 4,500sqft was created on the ground floor and basement and let to Nando’s.

Part of Coventry’s 11th century Cathedral was exposed during demolition works, requiring the construction of the new extension around this ancient monument to be adjusted to preserve the remains in-situ.

Stuart Works

Stuart Works

Location: Wordsley, Stourbridge

The historic home of Stuart Crystal and one of the country’s earliest glass making locations is a canal side development featuring offices, loft apartments and a Museum of Glass.

The historic Stuart Crystal factory in Wordsley contains several Listed Buildings and a Scheduled Ancient Monument, where fine glassware had been produced since the 1780’s, including the glassware for the Titanic.

The existing listed buildings front the edge of the canal and were originally built as a mill. Situated opposite the Red House Glass Cone (one of only four remaining in the UK) and now a museum, the buildings contain the remains of its twin, the White House Cone. The development includes an artwork that outlines the shape of the former cone in steel forming a gateway feature.

The historic buildings have been converted into 29 loft apartments and 9 office units.

Priory Place

Priory Place

AWARDS

  • Final shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2004;
  • 
Shortlisted, Prime Minister’s Best Public Building Award
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  • Winner, National RIBA Regeneration Award;
  • 
Winner, Best mixed-use project, Property Week Regeneration Awards;

  • Winner, RTPI Awards, Planning For City Regeneration;

  • Winner, Birmingham Post, Best City Centre Apartments;

  • Winner, FORCE Awards, Best Landmark Building;

  • Runner Up, Insider Property Awards, Best Regeneration Project;

  • Commended, Structural Steel Award;

  • Commended, Civic Trust Award.

Location: Coventry

Part of the Stirling Prize short-listed Coventry Phoenix Initiative, Priory Place is the centrepiece square within the project, with media, restaurant and residential space all integrated with the new public spaces.

As the second phase of CDP’s partnership with Coventry City Council in the £70m Phoenix Initiative, Priory Place represented the major new build project.

In total, 30,000sqft of new media, bar and restaurant space and 85 private apartments have been built, all surrounding a major new public space containing various elements of public art.
The development was designed by MacCormac Jamieson Prichard and integrates traditional red sandstone with modern render and cedar cladding to create high quality buildings to compliment the high quality public spaces created as part of the Phoenix Initiative.

The commercial space is anchored by the BBC’s new media centre for Coventry and Warwickshire and four bar and restaurant units are open and trading, benefitting from extensive external seating in the south-facing square.

Overall, the Coventry Phoenix Initiative has been recognised as a spectacular success through a host of awards.

Kirkby Town Centre

Kirkby Town Centre

Location: Knowsley

Mixed retail and commercial office development.

In conjunction with Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (KMBC), Complex Development Projects developed 16,000sqft of offices for the Department of Work and Pensions, which operates as a JobCentre Plus.

Following the DWP’s relocation, their old building was demolished and a second phase comprising 10,000sqft of retail space was built and is now let to three major national multiples.

The development has helped strengthen the retail offer in the town centre and the much improved environment was developed to integrate with KMBC’s wider town centre redevelopment initiative.

KMBC benefited through the substantial physical improvement of the town centre and via a profit sharing arrangement with CDP.

Grove Park

Grove Park

Location: Dunstable

Comprehensive mixed development of a new cultural, leisure and residential quarter.

Complex Development Projects has built a new 750 seat regional arts venue in Dunstable as part of its mixed use project in partnership with South Bedfordshire District and Dunstable Town Councils.

The venue, together with the adjacent terrace of 40,000sqft of bars and restaurants, is designed as the core of the new cultural and leisure quarter in the town.

The venue is cross-financed by the bar and restaurant development, the development of 157 new residential apartments, with a nominal contribution for affordable housing and a contribution of £8 million from SBDC.

The scheme, designed by RIBA award winning architects, Glen Howells Associates, has a modern architectural style with an emphasis on quality materials that provide a sense of civic pride and longevity.

Castle Lane

Castle Lane

Location: Bedford

New-build town centre mixed residential, retail and leisure in a heritage location CDP worked with Bedford Council’s for the creation of a new cultural quarter in the heart of this historic town.

The proposals result from a major architectural competition and respond to the site’s position and archaeological importance, within the remains of Bedford‘s mediaeval castle.

The development comprises three new bar/restaurant units which have terraces overlooking a new archaeological park which will expose the inner bailey of the castle for the first time. The park will add critical mass to the adjoining Museum, Art Gallery and Castle Mound.

A further series of new buildings of up to eight storeys provide 103 one, two and three bedroom apartments above eight retail units provide an active and vibrant street frontage.

Completed 2008.

Electric Wharf

Electric Wharf

Awards: Insider Property Award West Midlands 2006

Location: Coventry

An environmentally responsible, canal side mixed use development providing live-work lofts, apartments, low-energy homes and offices, created from the shell of Coventry’s original Victorian power station.

Electric Wharf is a live/work community with 37 live/work lofts, 40 apartments, 21 new-build, low-energy homes fronting the Coventry Canal and 27,000sqft of office space.

Demolition material has been reused on site, minimising landfill, the internal structures are made from sustainable timber. Recycled materials have been incorporated throughout.
New buildings incorporate higher standards of insulation to reduce energy use and working from home reduces car trips. New pedestrian and cycle routes were opened up linking to the city centre, to encourage walking and cycling.

The second phase, the Generator Hall and Depot, comprises 23 further apartments and five office suites, completed in 2005. The third phase, the Boiler House, completed in late 2006 and offers non-live/work buyers the chance to get into the Electric Wharf experience. The final phase, the Cable Yard, has 21 low energy, “Eco-Homes” built on the edge of the canal. These units offer three or four bedrooms/workroom space with a second floor, open-plan living room with mezzanine and full width balcony. All units feature energy and water saving measures expected to reduce annual household bills by £150pa.

The project received £4.1m of grant support from the ERDF and SRB programmes managed by Coventry City Council and Advantage West Midlands.