Radford Brook Linear Park

Radford Brook Linear Park

Aerial View

Location: Coventry

CDP has submitted a planning application for a new linear park which will provide a continuous 1km long green link from the top of Naul’s Mill Park, under the ring road through to Belgrade Plaza in the city centre.

 The route follows the line of the culverted Radford Brook which will be recreated as a natural habitat through the former Gas Works site in Abbotts Lane, where CDP is proposing to create a new residential community of more than 700 apartments. 

 The pedestrian and cycle route passes under a raised section of the ring road, which will be brought to life as a new urban space with a new climbing wall, performance amphitheatre, feature lighting and landscaping.

 The route connects the city centre to the Edwardian Naul’s Mill Park, which opened in 1908 following the demolition of the medieval mill in 1889.  Improvements to the park including naturalising the large pond as a wildlife haven are also planned.

 Where pedestrians currently have to navigate a narrow and unattractive path underneath the ring road, the proposals will deliver a broad urban space to create a safe and dynamic environment throughout the day. The plans showcase the area’s history, re-creating the culverted Radford Brook and regenerating the beautiful Edwardian Naul’s Mill Park to become a major green asset for the city centre. 

 If approved, it is hoped that work on the site will begin in late spring and will be completed by the start of 2021, reading for Coventry’s City of Culture calendar of events.

 

 

 

Well Street

Well Street

Well St, CGI

Location: Coventry

A planning application has been submitted 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 is 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.

Subject to planning, it is hoped that work will start on-site in Spring 2020, with completion at the end of 2021.

 

Abbotts Lane

Abbotts Lane

Abbotts Lane CGI

Aerial View

Aerial View 2

Location: Coventry

An outline planning application has been submitted to Coventry City Council to build more than 700 apartments on land at Abbotts Lane.

CDP acquired the 5.5 acre site from National Grid in 2017, and has been working with West Midlands Combined Authority and Coventry City Council on the project which will regenerate the brownfield site that has been vacant since 2012.

 The £100 million scheme will create a new residential area in a highly sustainable location, providing quality accommodation to rent and buy.

 The development includes a central landscape water feature following the route of the culverted Radford Brook providing a linear park through the site. Central facilities will be located alongside the ‘park’.

 CDP has been working closely with Coventry City Council and other stakeholders to bring forward wider plans to extend the route to the north to Naul’s Mill Park and south to the Belgrade Plaza, improving the permeability of the area which is currently largely inaccessible by foot.

 

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

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 performance 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 being 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 performance and art shows.

The “Village” acts as a seedbed for local business talent and focus 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 fourth 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.

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

Carver Street

Carver Street

Carver Street

Carver St - Artists Impression

Ongoing site works

Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

Site 1-9 Carver Street and 120 Pope Street.  The site is located within the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area and is currently derelict.

Permission granted for 30 new build apartments which comprise: 7 one bed, 18 2 bed, 1 2 bed duplex and 4 three-bed duplex apartments. We have chosen this design as there is very little like it on offer in the Jewellery Quarter at the moment, especially the duplexes and this reflects market trends particularly amongst young professionals moving to the city centre.   The apartments are well-sized and a number have private terraces. In addition, there is some on-site parking and a secure bike store. 

The main structure for the one, two and three-bedroom scheme, which range in size from 475 sq ft to 1,603 sq ft, has now been completed. (November 2019)
It is hoped that the developed will be completed by July 2020

Total scheme cost is c £7.2 million.

Leamington Spa Creative Quarter

Leamington Spa Creative Quarter

Railway Bridge, Leamington Old Town

Spencer Yard - Development site

Location: Royal Leamington Spa

CDP were 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, vital 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 environment should be based around refurbished and new building spaces, and active public spaces, with public art throughout, creating an interesting, vibrant and ‘intelligent’ hub attraction.

The draft masterplan was delivered in November 2018 and following a period of consultation, CDP presented a final masterplan in Spring 2019.   Final sign off was given to this project in November 2019 and will start in early 2020. The first part of this project will include the development of Spencer Yard and the derelict United Reform Church, Spencer St.

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.

Coventry Telegraph Hotel

Coventry Telegraph Hotel

The Coventry Telegraph building before restoration

Reception area to be remodeled as part of hotel

Lord Iliffe Suite

Telegraph Hotel CGI

Hotel Bar/Lounge CGI

Hotel bedroom CGI

Aerial Rooftop View

Location: Coventry

CDP acquired the former Trinity Mirror land holdings in Coventry, inclusive of the former Coventry Telegraph headquarters, to deliver something missing from the city centre landscape, that of a high quality boutique hotel.

CDP’s focus has been directed to the front corner section of the purchased site and the original entrance to the Coventry Telegraph offices, with its majestic reception areas and above this red cedar wood panelled offices, where it is felt would make a perfect conversion to a 1950’s style retro hotel.

The delivery of the hotel has substantial support throughout the city, not only from the City Council, but from other influential bodies such as Coventry Cathedral, the West Midlands Combined Authority and the City of Culture 2021 Team.

The importance of this part of the overall scheme has led to an acceptance for a large part of the development being utilised for further student housing development to allow the scheme to financially stack up.

CDP are working in partnership with UK based independent operator Bespoke Hotels, who will operate the new hotel which is due to open in Autumn 2020  www.bespokehotels.com