shedkm’s scheme proposed a rationalisation of the existing buildings together with new build opportunities at rooftop level and a masterplan for the site.
shedkm’s proposal offered the client an instant economic solution for the re-use of the factory’s inherent assets whilst maximising planning gain and value across the wider site. A hybrid full and outline planning permission was subsequently secured with overlap consent (including office, retail and hotel use), enabling the flexible design to react to all market-led enquiries.
The vision has developed under tight commercial budgets and within a challenging economic climate but has continued to strive to remain a design-led, deliverable solution. Testament to this vision and management of budget has been the speculative delivery of phase 01 (The Boilerhouse) via a Design and Build Contract with Bowmer and Kirkland closely followed by phase 02 (part delivery of the main building) via a Design and Build Contract with Galliford Try.