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 is planned to 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.

A hybrid planning application has been submitted which includes:

Up to 700 homes, including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, duplexes and townhouses

A new local centre providing a convenience retail, office and amenity offering

20% affordable housing

Exemplar sustainability credentials increasing carbon efficiency by 40% above building regulations requirements

A landscape-led strategy, hiding car parking underneath the buildings allowing the new linear park to flow through the site

Cycle parking, access to a residents car club, and a green travel plan

The new Linear Park with the recreated Radford Brook and over 1,000 trees and saplings planted, runs through the centre of the scheme and connects under the ring road to the City Centre. The park is complete and is open to the public. It includes a children’s play area, a climbing wall and a feature ‘Zen Arch’ structure that crosses the brook.

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


  • Final shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2004;
Shortlisted, Prime Minister’s Best Public Building Award
  • 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.

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

Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

The project comprises 25,000 sq ft new-build apartments comprising 7 1 bed, 18 2 bed and 5  3 bed apartments plus 5 on-site parking bays with electric car charger point. The scheme included 8 duplex apartments and 9 apartments had their own dedicated terrace or balcony area as outdoor living space. The apartments ranged in size from 440 sq ft to 1,600 sq ft.

A Complicated inner-city site in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, very constrained in terms of construction with highway and pavement.  The scheme was constructed to look externally as if it were 4 separate buildings of varying architectural styles which reflected the character of the variety of building typologies across the Jewellery Quarter.

The scheme was supported by the Unlocking Stalled Housing Programme offered by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP with the grant administered by Finance Birmingham as their agent.

Scheme completed and handed over on 30th April 2021, despite the challenges associated with COVID 19 lockdowns and securing materials and labour to complete the build.


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.

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

Electric Wharf, Canalside view

Electric Wharf before restoration

Live -Work at Turbine Hall

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.