Furness Quay Major Residential Development – Greater Manchester
Elite City Living
Salford Quays, Greater Manchester
Bowman Riley designed Furness Quay a major new residential development of 759 stylish apartments adjacent to Salford Quays, a site of major regeneration of the former Manchester Docks.
The four acre site consists of two late 1960s office buildings and associated parking. Built in a modern international style, the existing buildings are designed to resemble ships and are architecturally unique within Salford Quays. Although distinctive in their architectural merit the buildings have been under-occupied for years and their elevations have become tired and in need of refurbishment to bring them in line with neighbouring developments.
The design concept is to celebrate these buildings, which has influenced the overall site regeneration masterplan. Planning has been obtained for the retention of the existing buildings and their conversion to apartments, embracing the curved form of the original architecture. Up to six additional storeys will be added to these buildings
The development introduces three new residential blocks across the site masterplan including a 27 storey tower (the tallest outside of MediaCity), a large H plan block and a smaller building with an active street frontage resulting in 759 apartments.
As part of the masterplan, the new and refurbished structures will be integrated within a new landscaping scheme linked with a network of new and upgraded pedestrian and traffic routes.
The development brings a new lease of life to the site and enhances the existing urban grain to create a vibrant new area, which will regenerate far beyond the development site boundary. In conjunction with specialist consultants, the tall building elements are designed with flair and imagination and form an iconic focal point.
Hallmark Building/Green Quarter 7 Residential Development – Manchester
Green Quarter 7 is a one million square feet mixed-use development with 1200 apartments alongside the River Irk in northern Manchester. This is a major regeneration area set around open green space.
All the existing residential units at Green Quarter are completely sold out. With continued excess demand, Beaumont Morgan purchased a site with planning already secured to develop a new residential building. This will be the seventh and final building to complete the Green Quarter development.
Beaumont Morgan appointed Bowman Riley to develop the building’s design and provide a detailed package of interior design on the reception and common areas.
The 15 storey building will house 146 apartments comprising a variety of one, two and three-bedroom apartments in a range of sizes, in a mix in line with advice from Manchester City Council.
An active frontage will be created along the important arterial route of Cheetham Hill Road, addressing the pedestrian and vehicular route into the city through the northern fringe.
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Providence Quarter Residential Development – North Yorkshire
Site Location: Skipton, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects was commissioned to design Providence Quarter, the conversion of a former 1970s office building in the centre of Skipton into private residential apartments.
Formerly the home of HML, a division of Skipton Building Society, the four storey 5500m² residential development helps meet the shortage of homes in this desirable market town with the provision of 39 one and two bedroom apartments.
Permitted development approval was obtained from Craven District Council under new legislation introduced to facilitate the re-use of under-utilised office spaces in urban environments. This allowed the development to bypass a potentially lengthy and costly planning approval process resulting in a rapid construction period.
Bowman Riley prepared technical drawings suitable for Building Control approval and construction, liaised with the client’s nominated consultants and produced 3D visuals for marketing purposes. Our design involves replacement windows throughout and the addition of double balconies to the east and west elevations and Juliet balconies to the south elevation. A feature living wall system above the secondary entrance and a communal roof terrace with spectacular views across the district of Craven.
The amenities provided at the development for the residents include a gym, planned roof garden and one hobby room per apartment on the basement level, under-croft car parking and separate car parking.
Providence Quarter reached the finals at the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2015.
Brooklands Residential Development – Weybridge, Surrey
Igloo Developments Ltd
Bowman Riley Architects prepared the detailed design for 17 residential units in Weybridge, Surrey.
The new development comprises of one three-bedroom detached home to the front of the site, two four-bedroom semi-detached homes to the south of the site and an apartment block containing 12 two-bedroom apartments and two three-bedroom apartments.
The project involves the demolition of the existing pair of semi-detached dwellings and outbuildings to make way for the new development.
Housing types and sizes reflect the character of the area and make the most efficient use of the land. The new homes contribute towards meeting the shortage of local housing.
The density of 47 dwellings per hectare promotes the efficient use of the site particularly through the use of basement parking, which removes much of the hardstanding.
The new homes will benefit from the provision of energy efficient measures and renewable energy technologies.
Live Work Houses – South London
Elephant and City Limited
Site Location: Elephant and Castle, South London
Bowman Riley Architects was appointed to undertake the tender and construction package of four live work houses in the Elephant and Castle area of London.
Due to the demolition of existing commercial units and a loss of workspace to this area of London, Southwark Council identified the need for live/work units targeted at the pioneers of home-based working. Live/work units have sprouted in urban centres across the UK and feature ground floor workspaces to stimulate small business entrepreneurism.
This project involved four live work houses built out of timber frames with external walls built from timber SIPs panels, clad in high quality brick and feature glazed green bricks.
Situated in a tight landlocked urban site, the property was designed to a high standard to emulate a modern warehouse feel with high ceilings. Due to the tight site and workspace area requirements, the building was designed over numerous levels to maximise space.
The buildings benefit from a number of sustainable features including triple glazed timber frame windows and solar PV panels on the roof.
There are a number of external terraced areas for each unit occupiers to enjoy outside space including front elevation balconies.
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Frances Street Residential Development – Greenwich, London
Woolwich, Greenwich, London
Bowman Riley Architects has designed a new five storey residential building with a public house at basement and on the ground floor in Woolwich, a town in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, south east London.
In recent years Woolwich started to enjoy the beginning of a renaissance with the new residential redevelopments across the town, the opening of the Woolwich Arsenal DLR station in 2009 and the arrival of Crossrail in 2018. Additionally, a riverside walk, several parks, a museum, a range of shops, cafés and gastro pubs, and a farmers’ market have made the area a desirable place to live.
The new apartment block adds to redevelopment of the area providing 18 residential units with private balconies, a large communal amenity space and nine car parking spaces with electric charging points.
The proposal has been carefully designed on a prominent corner site. The form and materials chosen create a contextual response that respects and enhances the streetscape by incorporating a clean and contemporary aesthetic.
The property has been designed to lifetime homes standards.
The scheme has recently been submitted for pre-application planning with the aim to go straight into submitting planning and then construction later in the year.
Bridgewater Point Residential Development – Greater Manchester
Beaumont Morgan Developments
Salford, Greater Manchester
Bowman Riley Architects was appointed by developer and contractor, Beaumont Morgan to develop the designs on Bridgewater Point, a major residential development close to Salford’s city centre and a short walk to Manchester’s city centre.
The Bridgewater Point development provides 220 residences divided into 207 apartments and 13 town houses across two buildings. Building A is five storeys and Building B is seven storeys connected at level one with a podium deck incorporating shared open space and gardens to the town houses. The upper floors are set back from the main elevation and have a perimeter balcony.
The development was designed to meet the needs of private investors and tenants in Salford’s booming rental market. This high quality development provides city living for the in-demand residential market in the city, providing a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments.
Bridgewater Point features a range amenities including an on-site gym, landscaped communal garden areas, secure parking below the podium deck and bicycle storage.
The build duration is 78 weeks and total cost £20,000,000.
As a result of our successful delivery of Bridgewater Point, Bowman Riley has been awarded two further significant projects by Beaumont Morgan. Green Quarter, is a 15 storey residential development in Manchester near Victoria Station and Furness Quay, a major apartment scheme in Salford incorporating circa 800 apartments.
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Caroline House Mixed Use Development – North Yorkshire
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects developed the designs to transform the 19th century Caroline House in Skipton into apartments and a bespoke office space for Award Winning Developer Candelisa.
The three storey 19th century former warehouse building is located in a conservation area in Skipton town centre. Constructed of coursed Yorkshire stone, the building was occupied by The Skipton Building Society until 2010 and had remained vacant ever since.
Bowman Riley worked with the developer, Candelisa to develop the conversion for Caroline House from office to predominantly residential use through changes in Permitted Development law.
This project followed the redevelopment of the adjacent 1970s office building, Providence Quarter, into apartments. The knowledge and experience gained from working on the neighbouring building was applied to Caroline House resulting in a smooth project delivery.
Caroline House was a complex project due to the age and numerous building alterations and extensions. Through selected demolition and the addition of a contemporary rooftop box and large balconies, we designed a scheme for six apartments. The building includes a duplex apartment on the upper floor with office and garage accommodation on the ground floor and basement storage.
The building also provides contemporary office accommodation featuring a bespoke open plan office and entertainment space, meeting rooms and internal car parking.
The overall result is a sensitive and commercially viable reuse of an existing building in a tight town centre locale.
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Firth Street Mill Residential Development – North Yorkshire
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects was commissioned to design the conversion of the vacant Firth Street Mill located in Skipton’s conservation area into a residential development.
Firth Mill was built in 1877 during the Industrial Revolution as it lay on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. At this time many mills sprung up in the area including Firth Mill. The mill building previously housed a warehouse, storage and offices but in recent years was largely redundant.
The residential use of the Mill for housing will fit in with the surrounding residential houses neighbouring the site. The proposed development seeks to enhance the character of the conservation area by restoring and converting the existing Mill for residential use, retaining the history of the area and bringing it into modern day use.
The development will provide 35 one and two bed apartments to meet the housing demand in the area. The floor layout for each apartment is bespoke and responds to the existing structure and openings in the Mill building. The design has been developed with close attention to the existing structure and retains the existing openings and columns internally as far as possible. The design of the apartments makes use of the existing large windows offering each flat a recessed balcony and maximum daylighting to each apartment. The appearance of the mill will remain largely as existing, maintaining and upgrading the principle elevations. The elevations will retain the existing openings, alternating between replacement full height windows and recessed balconies, providing interest and depth to the elevations.
The Ings Residential Development, Wetherby, Leeds
Bowman Riley Architects was commissioned to prepare an outline planning application on behalf of the landowner, Evans Homes for a residential development on the site of former Micklethwaite Farm within walking distance of the market town of Wetherby, Leeds.
The site is considered to be favourable for development considering its proximity to existing services and infill development opportunity, which would avoid encroachment onto Green Belt land.
Following a positive pre-application response from Leeds City Council, we worked collaboratively with a team of consultants including landscape, transport and acoustic specialists to provide a coordinated and cohesive scheme for planning.
The development aims are to create attractive and comfortable places to live as a result of good architecture and appropriate landscaping. This is to be achieved by maximising the site’s potential to accommodate the development whilst responding to the local character of the area. A sensitive and improved landscape buffer is proposed to enhance the site’s biodiversity and provide a defensible boundary to the Green Belt.
The outline consent was approved for up to 13 new homes, which will help meet local needs for additional housing.
Subsequently Evans Homes established a joint venture with Duchy Homes and developed a residential proposal called The Ings.
ByHaus Apartments – Greater London
Vernon & Co
West Byfleet, Surrey, Greater London
Bowman Riley Architects designed high specification, eco-friendly ByHaus apartments on three storeys with a retail unit at ground level in a confined central West Byfleet site with easy commuter links to London. On behalf of Sodajo Limited, we assessed the development potential of the confined site adjacent to the railway line within a Conservation Area.
Our design comprises 12 apartments on three storeys with a retail unit at ground level with the footprint of the building covering most of the site with minimal service access.
Bowman Riley assisted in pulling together the design team, working the team together with specialists in acoustics and air tightness to develop the scheme using the BIM software Revit.
This sustainable development is designed with the residential element to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. The building will be highly insulated and heating will be provided by air source heat pumps with mechanical ventilation and heat recovery. Careful consideration has been given to acoustics and buildability due to the proximity to the rail line. U values for the building will approach Passivhaus standards and the air permeability target rate is currently set at 1.5m2/hr@50Pa. Solar photovoltaic roof panels will be considered to generate additional income for the client.
Royal Baths II Apartment – Harrogate City Centre
David Wilson Homes
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects designed Royal Baths II a new apartment building positioned at a key location within the elegant spa town of Harrogate.
The apartment building is comprised of two blocks of 12 apartments, which divide the building into two elements. Two substantial portico entrance areas articulate the buildings at ground level and relate to a formal landscaped garden area raised above the street level.
The contemporary design of this project aims to reflect the traditional materials and proportions of the surrounding buildings and uses the existing levels to conceal the car parking from the street frontage.
The three bedroom apartments are finished to a high standard offering luxurious accommodation. The hallway leads to all the main rooms with the living area enjoying plenty of natural light provided by two sets of double doors which both open onto balconies overlooking the Montpellier Quarter.
Station Works Mill Mixed Use Development – North Yorkshire
Cononley, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley has been appointed to transform Station Works Mill, a traditional 19th century Yorkshire mill building and six-acre brownfield site into a mixed use development in the village of Cononley, North Yorkshire.
Our designs retain the historic core of the heritage asset including the iconic chimney and designed a sympathetic extension to accommodate 46 bespoke apartments with recessed balconies.
North light sheds occupying the remainder of the site will be removed to make way for 46 bespoke new private homes. Each house is to be individually designed and 40% of which will comprise affordable housing.
In addition, the site will include a 15,500 ft2 commercial building to the rear of the mill and the conversion of the former office into an additional private residence.
The site is adjacent to the railway station with direct commuter links into Leeds and Bradford and views over the picturesque Aire Valley. As part of the redevelopment, new pedestrian and cycle access will link the village to the railway bridge. This will provide a route to and from the village centre and rail passengers would be able to bypass the often closed level crossing to catch a Leeds or Bradford-bound train.
“We very much welcome the retention and conversion of the existing mill buildings and consider the design of the proposed extension is a clever and interesting, yet sympathetic, response to its historic context.”
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Palfrey Place Residential Development – South London
Lambeth, South London
Bowman Riley Architects prepared the detailed designs on Palfrey Place, four new build high quality maisonettes in the St Marks conservation area, which forms part of the Oval neighbourhood in the London Borough of Lambeth.
The development has been designed to be in keeping with the character of the conservation area, which is predominantly residential with surrounding buildings between two and three storeys.
The layout to the new maisonettes have been carefully designed to maximise the quality of space and amenity. The design features internal covered courtyards and balcony space within the walls of the building and a glazed roof winter garden to the rear of the properties.
The development is intended to be as sustainable as possible. It has been designed to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes level 4 assessment. Sustainable features include the following energy saving measures: improved u-values, efficient heating, hot water and lighting systems and photovoltaic panels to meet 20% reduction of Carbon emissions from on-site renewable energy generation.
Oakfold Residential Development – West Yorkshire
Eastburn, West Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects was commissioned by Candelisa to prepare a feasibility study and planning submission for The Oakfold Development, 13 new build homes on a one acre site in the village of Eastburn, near Steeton in West Yorkshire.
Prior to our involvement, planning approval was granted for a larger scheme but it could not be delivered due to existing overhead electric pylons, which are prohibitively expensive to relocate underground. Candelisa purchased a section of the site leaving the pylons in situ for the development of the new Oakfold development.
The layout was carefully planned to take into account the very steeply sloping site and the need to minimise excavation and expense. The site topography was modelled in the BIM software Revit. Revit enabled the site cut and fill to be calculated prior to planning submission, to inform cost implications at a very early stage. A key benefit of using Revit was that numerous site sections could be cross-checked at any location and finished floor levels adjusted to best suit.
The scheme has been developed with a number of split level units and consideration to the maximum permissible road gradient for highways adoptable standards. The three and four bedroom homes were all developed in Revit with 3D street visualisations prepared to help the client understand the relationship to the existing houses in context.
Local vernacular features such as stone quoins and natural random coursed stone contribute to enhancing the desirability of the development. The houses were designed to maximise views of the Yorkshire countryside with first floor Juliet balconies to master bedrooms. Additional features include bat boxes and electric car sockets in garages.
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Kirkstall Brewery Student Accommodation – Leeds
Leeds Becket University
Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects transformed the derelict Kirkstall Brewery in Leeds into award-winning accommodation for over 1000 students.
This significant education project entailed the design of a new building and the re-use of a series of substantial 19th century listed buildings adjacent to the Leeds – Liverpool canal forming part of the regeneration of this area of Leeds.
The development involved the adaption and re-use of listed buildings with a massing of new build forms that maintain the strength and stature of the original brewery.
A safe and accessible student village was created, which is an imaginative social use for the site and an opportunity to conserve and enhance the character and identity of this area.
Kirkstall Brewery Residences won the City of Leeds Award for Architecture, was praised by Professor Derek Linstrum FSA architectural historian and featured in the RIBA publication: Leeds, Shaping the City.
Cookridge Hall Golf Club – Leeds
Stirling Investments Ltd
Cookridge, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects was instructed by Stirling Investments Ltd to design a masterplan for their existing green belt site at Cookridge Hall Golf Club, North Leeds.
The land is set in the grounds of a Grade II listed 18th century mansion house under separate ownership and in use as a health and fitness club.
Concerned about the long term viability of the golf club, Stirling Investments commissioned research to consider the future of golf at the club. The outcome of the research was that the club needed to attract higher volume users and encourage more young people to use the facilities.
Our role was to retain and rationalise the 18 hole course into a 9 hole course aimed at reaching a wider customer base. We also introduced a 9 hole footgolf course aimed at children and young people to stimulate an interest in the sport from a younger age as a crossover sport from football to golf. The remainder of the site was promoted to Leeds City Council for a residential development of up to 300 new houses, which would make a significant contribution towards meeting local housing land supply.
Due to the nature of the green belt site in the context of a listed building setting, we worked alongside a landscape architect to consider long distance views and topography. A landscape visual impact assessment was undertaken and this informed the masterplan for the site.
We also took into consideration historic features of the site that had been lost and incorporate them into the masterplan. Visit their website here.
New hotel and residential development – India
Guwahati, Assam, India
Bowman Riley Architects designed a private members club with 18 hotel rooms and 142 residential apartments in the largest city of Assam in India, the largest metropolitan area in north-eastern India.
The clubhouse and apartments development sits within the tea growing capital of India and the design draws inspiration from its mountainous location.
This 200,000ft² luxury residential development is comprised of five high specification apartment towers and a private members club.
The 50,000ft² Clubhouse has been designed to the highest specification to give guests the ultimate luxury experience. The facilities includes a health and fitness suite, spa, 5 star hotel, banqueting facilities, roof top pool and revolving restaurant.
Bowman Riley also designed the interiors for the clubhouse, using the best local materials to provide a truly memorable experience.
Tockwith Residential Development – Harrogate
Evans Property Group (Lonsdale Developments)
Site Location: Tockwith, Harrogate
Bowman Riley Architects worked with Planning Consultants, Quod to obtain outline planning consent for up to 80 new homes on land that formed part of a former RAF base in Tockwith, Harrogate. The process involved careful and lengthy pre-application negotiations; using landscape architects, highway engineers and ecologists to evaluate the site and promote its deliver-ability to help meet Harrogate Borough Council’s Housing Land Supply.
The pre-application public consultations and presentations to the Parish Council responded to local concern about traffic generation and capacity of existing village services. On adjacent land, a full planning application was submitted concurrently by others. It was imperative that we responded quickly to amend our indicative masterplan and fully justify why our site was equal; if not preferable to the adjacent application site. Whilst our land is further from the village core and Conservation Area, we convinced the local authority that our site was sustainable in transport connectivity, reusing previously developed land and sufficiently separated from listed buildings that would not detract from the historic village core.
The application was approved within four months of submission. Alan Syers, portfolio director at Evans Property Group, said: “We are delighted to have been given the green light to transform this strategic site into a high quality housing development to help meet local needs and support the viability and vitality of Tockwith village.”
“The plans evolved through engagement with local stakeholders, officers at the Council and local residents resulting in a scheme which adopts good design principles and responds positively to local characteristics. We are looking forward to implementing our proposed scheme in due course.”
New Build Detached Private House
Site Location: Skipton
Bowman Riley Architects designed a new four bedroom detached stone family home in the Skipton area for a private client.
The client purchased a house in a desirable rural location with picturesque views. The client loved the plot and position of the house but not the property itself.
We worked closely with the client to achieve planning consent for a new home. Our strategy involved submitting an initial application for an extension to make the existing house bigger and be re-clad in stone. We subsequently applied for a complete new build property to the specification of the previous applications, so they drawings were the same and would not be refused.
The budget-led project was a collaborative design and build development. We took into account the difficulty in accessing the site using tight country roads when specifying the building materials.
The sustainable elements of the project included air source heat pumps and was high levels of insulation. Good levels of acoustics were requested by the client and were achieved by using concrete flooring.
The property was completed to the client’s full satisfaction.
House Extension – Glusburn Yorkshire
Site Location: Glusburn, West Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects provided detailed designs and contract administration on the alterations and extensions to a private house in North Yorkshire. This significant detached five bedroom family home set in extensive grounds commissioned by a wealthy mill owner in 1926. It was originally designed in the contemporary Arts and Crafts style by a local architectural practice but is thought to have been based on a design published by the famous architect Baille Scott.
Working alongside three interior designers, our role involved the construction detailing and on site assistance of significant new build extensions including a new single storey orangery with four exposed oak frames internally and a new two storey double garage with living and bedroom accommodation above.
The project involved the replacement of the main entrance porch and a feature double height staircase connecting the existing property and the new extension. In the grounds, we were involved in the co-ordination of a 5x10m replacement outdoor swimming pool with terrace areas and plant room contained within a new external curved garden store. The existing driveway was upgraded throughout and a new front parking courtyard provided.
The property retains many original features, including the internal wood panelling to the hall and gallery and the client was keen that new additions were designed in to be in-keeping with existing style. To meet our clients’ expectations and to provide the highest quality extensions and enhancements to their home, specialist and bespoke fixtures and fittings were incorporated throughout including Vale and Velfac windows and the installation of the latest IT system. The works were completed to our clients’ satisfaction.
Raikes Road Development – North Yorkshire
RN Wooler & Co Ltd
Site Location: Skipton
Bowman Riley Architects has designed a new residential development at Raikes Road on the outskirts of Skipton on behalf of RN Wooler & Co on land owned by the Tarn Moor Estate.
The Estate is a registered charity run by trustees and has a limited portfolio of land and property, the income from which is used to benefit the people of Skipton.
The proposal is to create a development of 55 high quality apartments, flats and family houses, 40 per cent of which will be affordable homes. The development will provide much needed homes for local people in the desirable Skipton area.
The new housing is designed to be sympathetic to the character if the surrounding area and of a much lower density than many new housing estates to create an attractive development at an entrance into Skipton.
The development will retain existing trees on site boundaries, provide a line of tree planting, an area of public open space and footpath.
John Street – Bloomsbury, London
Site Location: Bloomsbury, London
Bowman Riley Architects was appointed to design the refurbishment of a Grade II listed Georgian town house at John Street in the Bloomsbury Conservation Area.
Built between 1799 and 1824, 15 John Street is a four storey property including a basement and the centre house of 11 terraced houses. Originally designed and used as a residential property, it had been converted into offices in later years.
With planning permission for a change of use secured in 2013, Bowman Riley’s design proposals are to remove a number of added features that remain from its previous office use and to restore it to its original function as a five bedroom family home.
The design proposal is to extend the property at the rear and enlarge a light-well, internal alterations, light refurbishment to the elevations and retain key historical features.
The character and appearance of the listed building will be maintained and any repairs carried out with the utmost care to maintain any distinctive features. The proposals of the internal layout is to make minor amendments to the house to ensure its suitability for today’s and future use.
Detached Homes – Clifton Road, Ilkley
Site Location: Cifton Road Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Bowman Riley designed, obtained planning approval and assisted with planning drawings for six detached five bedroom new homes with garages on Clifton Road, a site that was previously occupied by a single dwelling.
The topography of the site meant that accessed via two private driveways was provided, with existing trees to the site boundary retained the 2.5 storey design allowed for two additional bedrooms to be located in the roof space.
This development of six detached five bedroom new homes with garages is set within a highly regarded and established residential neighbourhood offering well-appointed accommodation.
Ben Rhydding has a range of local shops, post office, public house and railway station with service to Leeds, Bradford and Ilkley town centre. Ilkley is a popular town with a good range of shops and amenities, restaurants, sports clubs and schools. The famous Ilkley Moor with the Cow & Calf rocks are nearby.
Redevelopment at Detached Croft House
Site Location: Hetton, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects was commissioned by the new owners of Croft House to provide architectural assistance to substantially redevelop their detached family home located within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
We provided feasibility studies, planning, construction and on-site assistance to extend and modernise the 100 year old five bedroom house.
The property was extended to include a new two storey curved main entrance extension with helical oak feature staircase and skylight double height space.
The work also comprised a new single storey kitchen extension and extensive structural works to improve internal arrangement of building including modern open plan kitchen and dining area.
All the period features were retained including fireplaces, skylight to landing and joinery to openings. Traditional materials were used throughout the building envelop to match the existing building including natural stone walling with sawn stone door and window surrounds and new sliding sash windows throughout.
Sustainable heating was installed by means of wood pellet boiler, which will be compatible with a possible future ground source heat system
extension and remodelling – Crossfield Silsden
T & E Wilson Property Ltd
Site Location: Silsden, West Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects was commissioned by private developer T&E Wilson Property Ltd to design the extension and remodelling of an existing house and construction of eight new semi-detached four bedroom houses at Crossfield, Silsden.
There were significant challenges to the project which included part demolition of the existing house as the site had a 6m fall across and there were existing trees to all boundaries. The design was required to include a new adoptable access road with private drives and a water attenuation system.
Bowman Riley submitted new planning applications, tender documents and building Regulations/construction details.
Silsden is a town and civil parish situated in West Yorkshire, England. It lies on the northern slope of the Aire Valley between Keighley and Skipton. It is about 0.6 miles (1 km) from the river. Along the lower edge of the town is the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
Lords Close – Giggleswick
RN Wooler & Co Ltd
Site Location: Giggleswick, Yorkshire Dales
Bowman Riley Architects designed an attractive new residential development in the Yorkshire Dales village of Giggleswick, near to the market town of Settle for local building contractor RN Wooler & Co.
The development comprises ten high quality town-house style homes. The three and four bedroom properties have attractive gardens and private car parking facilities.
The properties were designed to a high standard using natural stone and slate roofs, combined with stone boundary walls and cobbled and stone flag paving. Stone surrounds, mullions, heads and window sills to windows and doors were used to add interest to the façades, combined with minimal overhangs to the roofs in line with the established character of the surroundings.
The development is located at the entrance to an existing residential development with a scenic backdrop of the surrounding fells and countryside. Through the careful use of scale and layout the proposed development preserves and enhances the special character and appearance of the village.
The new houses were designed to a high standard of thermal insulation providing outstanding energy performance and efficiency.
New Deatched Homes – Marsden Park Lancashire
Site Location: Nelson, Lancashire
Bowman Riley is currently working on the restoration of two eighteenth century cottages and the development of eight new detached bespoke homes on a 0.8 acre site within the setting of Grade II Listed Marsden Hall in Nelson, Lancashire.
Marsden Park dates back to 1555 and the cottages were originally ancillary buildings to Marsden Old Hall, an eighteenth century manor house. In recent years it had been used as the estates offices for Pendle Borough Council.
The project involves the restoration of a listed cottage, an unlisted cottage and the demolition of a redundant barn and greenhouses to make way for the new residences, four three-bedroom properties and four dormer bungalows within a new secure walled courtyard. The design ethos is for the new build element of the development to be subservient to the existing retained dwellings. To ensure the sympathetic restoration of the dilapidated listed building, we are working in close liaison with the conservation officer.
The development has been modelled and developed using the BIM software Revit, which has allowed for careful consideration to finished floor levels and re-contoured land within site.
To meet sustainable targets,10% of energy on site will be sourced using photovoltaic panels, as renewable on-site power sources.
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Drill Hall – Minnie Street, Haworth
Site Location: Haworth, West Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects was commissioned by developer Candelisa to transform a vacant 19th century Drill Hall and adjoining land into seven bespoke homes in the heart of the picturesque Yorkshire village of Haworth famed for the Bronte sisters.
Identified as a key unlisted building within the conservation area, the Drill Hall had been vacant for a number of years. The adjacent outbuildings and remainder of the land were no longer in use and unkempt providing a negative impact to the area.
The development involves the conversion of Drill Hall into four 2 bedroom houses and the development of three 3 bedroom individually styled terraced homes on adjoining land with off-street parking.
The design seeks to enhance the character of conservation area, by restoring and converting the existing Drill Hall for residential use, retaining the history of the area and bringing it to modern day use. The development of the new dwellings on the adjacent land are needed to facilitate the viability of conversion and long-term retention of the drill hall. Each of the new three bedroom properties are to be built in stone with variations in window detailing to reflect the best examples of neighbouring properties. The new residences will respond to the local vernacular and sensitively integrate within their surroundings.
In October 2015, planning approval was obtained for the development and construction is planned for 2016.
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Primitive Chapel Conversion – County Durham
Bowman Riley Architects was commissioned to provide architecture and the role of principal designer on the conversion of a remote former Primitive Methodist Chapel built in 1888 and attached cottage in an area of outstanding natural beauty in County Durham with beautiful views over the Selset reservoir.
Operating as a Methodist chapel until the 1990s, the chapel was still in occasional use for worship until 2012 when it was badly fire damaged.
In 2014, the property was purchased by Wemmergill Estates, a shooting estate formerly owned by the Queen Mother’s family the Bowes-Lyon for 444 years.
The present owner runs a successful grouse shooting business and requires additional on-site accommodation for estate staff during the shooting season. To supplement the income of the estate at other times of the year, the property could be hired-out privately.
Bowman Riley’s design solution needs to allow for construction in a very tight timescale without clashing with the shooting season or severe weather conditions.
The very remote location presents its own challenges in terms of the delivery of materials and skilled tradesmen, the need for an off-grid drainage system and a lack of gas supply.
We are currently proposing off-site construction of timber SIPS panels, clad in stone to provide a traditional appearance. This allows for off-site quality and quick erection on site, which ultimately will minimise delays to the programme and save costs.
New Build Private Family House – Harrogate
Birstwith, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects designed three extensions to a stone built private family house with mullioned windows and a slate roof situated in a tranquil setting above the small village of Birstwith, Harrogate.
Originally built as a modest flat roofed house, the property was extended and modified in the late 1990s to create a gabled roof and entrance porch and to convert the outbuilding into domestic accommodation. The current owners wanted to undertake further improvements to get the maximum use out of their family home and to better suit their active and expanding family life.
The extensions comprise a single storey covered link between the main house and ancillary accommodation and to extend the main house to allow relocation of the kitchen and provide a new entrance visible on approach to the building.
The link provides a safe covered walkway between buildings and creates two courtyards, a public courtyard at the front for guests and a private courtyard at the rear for the family providing a secure area for children to play, now separate from the driveway.
A two storey gable extension accommodates a new open plan living/dining/kitchen area with views over the scenic landscape. The ancillary building incorporating a standing seam lead roof and a single storey orangery.
Calder Green Residential Development – Lancashire
Bowman Riley Architects was commissioned to develop the designs of a major residential development, Calder Green, Padiham in East Lancashire.
Located on 5.5 acre brownfield site (the town’s former railway station), the majority of the land had been occupied by disused industrial buildings at the time of acquisition. The land was is ideal for residential development overlooking the new Memorial Park and local leisure centre and within walking distance of the town centre.
Appointed by Renaissance Land, we provided the technical drawings on the 120 house development over four phases. The mix of two, three and four bedroom family homes are stylish, light and airy with practical and flexible interiors. Free flowing living areas open into private gardens, while attractive kitchens are designed to be a focal point for contemporary family life. The homes are energy efficient and meet the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.
The first two phases comprising of 42 homes have been completed to date.
Carltonside Fold Residential development – North Yorkshire
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects designed Carltonside Fold, four semi-detached family homes in Skipton for local developer, Candelisa. The homes are located within a residential area on land that was formally council owned garages.
The site had previously been granted outline planning for the principle of the development with all matters reserved. We submitted a new full planning application to avoid any complications that might arise later in the project.
The site is bounded by a row of houses and a recent housing development. The layout of the site had to consider the overlooking distances from the existing properties. Access had to be maintained through the site to the area of land to the south purchased by Candelisa for a future development. Due to the close proximity of the land to the flood zone and the existing ground conditions, the properties had to use pile foundations.
The three bedroom properties feature an open plan kitchen and dining area with folding doors onto private gardens, a separate lounge with log burning stove, an additional large attic room and two private parking spaces.
The desirable new houses were all sold prior to completion and occupied in April 2016 contributing to meeting the demand for additional homes in the Craven area of North Yorkshire.
Springhead Mills Residential Development – Leeds
Evans Property Group
Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects created concept designs for a residential development on the 4.64 acre site of a redundant series of industrial buildings at Springhead Mills in the West Yorkshire town of Guiseley, which originally opened in 1842.
The town has been shaped by its long history and its character today relates to its past development as a booming industrial mill town in the 19th century. Today Guiseley is a desirable commuter town with local amenities, good schools, close proximity to the countryside and excellent rail links to Leeds, Bradford and Ilkley.
Springhead Mills is the last sustainable site of significance in Guiseley and is adjacent to green space and close by the rail station. The site consisted of 90,318 ft² of deteriorating buildings of varying construction and design. The regeneration of the site provides an opportunity to develop a brownfield site, creating the potential for this underused space to contribute to its surrounding context and to the setting of the adjacent conservation area.
The new development provides 54 much-needed family homes and brings the site back into beneficial use. The development will provide benefits for the wider community through improved permeability and connectivity between surrounding streets and open spaces.
The design responds sensitively and creatively to the character and historic context of the town. The plans will re-introduce activity to area and will open up and connect two underused areas of existing open space adjacent to the site. Part of the client’s land was used to increase the size of the adjacent parkland.
Wilstrop Lodge Residential Development – York
Purple Brick Properties Ltd
Moor Monkton, York, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects designed the conversion of former agricultural buildings to form Wilstrop Lodge, six highly individual residences and a new build farmhouse with car parking barns. The new residences are set in a beautiful countryside just outside the village of Moor Monkton near York. The new development was created from the original farmhouse, two converted barns and a spectacular converted water tower.
Our design mission was to preserve the original character of the buildings whilst providing quality and contemporary luxuries. The properties were constructed from a mixture of styles and materials including traditional brickwork, pantile slates and cedar cladding with timber windows and doors. That has resulted in a collection of period homes with elegant touches such as bespoke staircases, oak flooring, natural stone and spacious kitchens and living areas.
Sitting proudly around a central landscaped courtyard, the high quality properties comprise a variety of styles from the contemporary two storey The Water Tower featuring a stainless steel staircase, French doors opening on to the garden and a balcony to the new build Wilstrop Lodge Farm set over three floors with French doors opening onto a terrace and south-facing gardens to two storey barn conversions and single storey affordable homes
Grove Mills Residential Redevelopment – West Yorkshire
Keighley, West Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects provided concept designs for the redevelopment of redundant Grove Mills in Keighley to provide a £60 million regeneration scheme including residential apartments, family homes, retail, commercial and leisure spaces.
The complex site is bisected by the famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. The detailed application was unanimously supported by the local authority to receive full planning permission.
Keighley is a town and civil parish within the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated 11 miles northwest of Bradford.
Keighley lies in a fold between the countryside of Airedale and Keighley Moors. The town is the terminus of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, a heritage steam branch line which has been restored and runs through the Worth Valley to Oxenhope via Oakworth and Haworth.
Wyvern Park Residential Master plan – Skipton
Wyvern Park, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects designed a residential site masterplan for a large greenfield site with outline planning consent for a mixed use development on the outskirts of Skipton, North Yorkshire.
The mixed use development will comprise residential properties and industrial units.
Stonebridge Homes requested a masterplan for up to 225 new homes using their standard house types. The houses are based on a defined mix of market and affordable houses ranging from one to five bedroom homes.
The units were zoned to have diversity across the site whilst making the most of the open views across the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside for the larger five bedroom detached houses.
The development will help to meet a shortage of homes in the desirable market town of considered by The Sunday Times as the Best Place to Live in the United Kingdom 2014. Careful consideration was given to the nearby flood risk zones and crematorium.
It is likely that a Reserved Matters Application will come forward for the site where details of materials reflecting local distinctiveness will be submitted to Craven District Council.