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.

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 is 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.

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.  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,  which opened in June 21.  Despite restricted openings and long periods of closure due to the pandemic in 2020/21, the village has remained consistent with over 90% occupancy rate throughout a difficult period.

For more information visit www.fargovillage.co.uk

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.

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 has now started on the restoration of the church and other buildings in Spencer Yard.

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.

Coventry Telegraph Hotel

Coventry Telegraph Hotel

The Coventry Telegraph building before restoration

Mid Century Styling

Mid Century Style

Mid Century style

Hotel Bedroom

Hotel Bar

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

Editors Restaurant

Generators Rooftop Bar

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-paneled 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 have now handed the hotel over to UK based independent operator Bespoke Hotels,  who will operate the hotel, which is now fianlly open after COVID restrictions were lifted in May 2021. www.bespokehotels.com

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.