Well Street

Well Street

Well St, CGI

Location: Coventry

Planning permission has been granted for the development of 40 apartments and 4,500 sq ft of ground-floor retail and office space, on the corner of Well Street and Bishop Street in Coventry. The site is in the heart of the city centre and is one of the few remaining sites that has remained in temporary use since Word War II.

The site faces onto The Burges Conservation Area which is being restored by Historic Coventry Trust as part of the Government’s Historic High Streets Programme. With this in mind, the scheme has been designed to provide a transition from the historic Burges area, including the Grade I Listed Old Grammar School, to the new high-rise student schemes to the north.

 

 

Abbotts Park

Abbotts Park

Location: Coventry

Abbotts Park will be a new, sustainable residential district in Coventry city centre, connecting communities through the creation of the new linear park that will be at the heart of the new scheme.

With funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority, we have invested in providing the landscaping first, creating a new eco-corridor in the heart of the city for the wider community to enjoy from December.

Following the concerns raised over an application that was submitted for the site in 2019, we have started afresh taking on board comments from local residents and the planning committee.

The new scheme:

  • Has been completely redesigned
  • Includes more of a mix of housing, including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, duplexes and townhouses
  • Will provide 20% affordable housing
  • Includes more car parking
  • Is greener, hiding car parking underneath the buildings allowing the new linear park to flow through the site
  • Will have exemplar sustainability credentials Increasing carbon efficiency by 40% above building regulations requirements

FarGo Village

FarGo Village

The Box, Live venue

Street Art

Community space for meeting friends and colleagues

Live events throughout the year

Night time at FarGo Village

Around 40 small, independent businesses located here.

Multi-purpose indoor market hall

Market Hall in action!

Location: Coventry

Complex Development Projects worked in partnership with Coventry City Council on the physical, economic, heritage, and cultural regeneration of Far Gosford Street which was recognised as the city’s “creative quarter”

The principal catalyst and draw for Far Gosford Street will ultimately be the unique offer and attraction of FarGo Village. The underlying concept to the Village was the creation of a bohemian quarter around the establishment of a marketplace for designer-makers and fine and performing arts. The concept had similarities to the early regeneration of the Camden Lock area of London and centered upon a market and entertainment focus that becomes an attraction for weekend visitors. The aim is to create a cool place to hang out and to visit, where you can buy alternative and creative/artistic products, eat street food, be entertained by street performances and art shows.

The “Village” acts as a seedbed for local business talent and focuses on growth sectors of product design and media. The concept is innovative and unique in the West Midlands but is not untried being based on successful projects in other UK cities.

The project was undertaken in two stages, the first stage started on site in August 2013 and opened to the public in September 2014. Stage 2 was the delivery of a 500 capacity venue which opened in September 2015. The project was funded by ERDF with some private finance.

Now in its fifth year of operation, FarGo Village attracts over 250,000 visitors per year and is well established as a Coventry Visitor Attraction, venue, and community space.   Further development of The Box is now complete with the addition of live performance facilities, technical equipment, staging, lighting, back of house facilities, and improved acoustics in time for City of Culture 2021, where FarGo Village will play an important role.  The newly developed Box opened in September 2019.    Work never stops at FarGo, in January 21, building works started on the new Street Food Hall, Factory,  due to open in June 21 just in time to celebrates Coventry’s year as City of Culture.

For more information visit www.fargovillage.co.uk

Redcliffe Wharf

Redcliffe Wharf

Redcliffe Wharf CGI

Location: Bristol

As the last waterside site on Harbourside, Redcliffe Wharf is a high quality mixed use development being developed in conjunction with Arup and Generator South West.

The development comprises a BREEAM Outstanding Grade A office that will be Arup’s new SW HQ. 37 two and three bed apartments, many with waterfront view and two stunning waterside restaurants and space for local businesses.

The site has been vacant for 30 years with three derelict buildings on the south-eastern corner dating back to the 17th and 1th centuries. It includes a number of listed structures, including the grade II wharf wall and bollards, and is located within the Redcliffe Conservation Area

Leamington Spa Creative Quarter

Leamington Spa Creative Quarter

Spencer Yard plan

United Reform Church CGI

Spencer Yard CGI

Spencer Yard CGI

Spencer Yard - Development site

Railway Bridge, Leamington Old Town

Location: Royal Leamington Spa

CDP was appointed by Warwick District Council in December 2017 to deliver an ambitious, ‘place shaping’ master plan that is transformational; viable; fundable; deliverable; sustainable, and of high-quality design.

Setting out how the “Old Town” area could become a bright, vibrant and distinct destination and attraction for the district. Key considerations to be given to fusing together the existing rich historic architecture with a modern twist.

The draft masterplan was delivered in November 2018 and following a period of consultation, CDP presented a final masterplan in Spring 2019.   The final sign-off was given to this project in November 2019. The first phase of the Creative Quarter regeneration is now underway with the redevelopment of Spencer Yard, including the restoration of the derelict Grade II Listed United Reform Church. Three buildings in Spencer Yard will be refurbished and extended to create a series of creative offices. Work is due to start on site before the end of 2021.

We are continuing to work with Warwick District Council on the next phases of the regeneration.

Visit www.leamingtoncreativequarter.co.uk for more information

Far Gosford Street Regeneration Area

Far Gosford Street Regeneration Area

Far Gosford St before regeneration works

Restored "Top Shops"

Restored Grade 1 listed building

Converted public house to new use

Heritage Shop Fronts restored

Heritage Restoration

New build creative office space

Restored residential accommodation

Awards: WMCEE Heritage Restoration Award & Heritage Award Winner 2012

Location: Coventry

CDP were selected as Coventry City Council’s development partner and a key element of the integrated public/private core partnership delivering the Heritage Lottery Funded Townscape Heritage Initiative & ERDF heritage led economic regeneration initiative in Far Gosford Street.

The THI project has been a huge success in reversing the decline in the street with the high quality restoration by CDP of two groups of medieval buildings, six listed “topshops” have undergone major restoration, completed two gap site re-developments, several major refurbishments including two public houses, numerous shop-front improvements, significant public realm work and introduced CCTV and clean-up programmes improving safety and the environment.

The success of the scheme attracted £9.85 million of funding investment from public and private sector partners, delivered revitalisation of the retail area including diversification and improved quality of offer. The second phase of development, Gosford Gateway site provides  4,000 sq. ft. of retail  leased to Sainsbury’s, student accommodation, leased to Unite and a mix of new build 2 storey commercial bock and restored commercial and retail units.

Fronting on to Far Gosford Street was the refurbishment of the 16th Century Grade 2 Oak Timber framed retail units with living accommodation above and rear extensions to provide additional living accommodation and a restaurant/dining area.  The refurbishment of the Grade 2 building involved stripping out to expose the existing timber frame structure and historic features under the supervision of the Conservation Architect. The building is purported to be a Medieval Hall House. 

Restoration works are still  ongoing to a number of period properties on the street, providing high quality office and retail accommodation.