Willow House, Menston
Menston, West Yorkshire
Bowman Riley has designed Willow House, a new five-bedroom detached property on the Main Street of the desirable West Yorkshire village of Menston.
Our design approach has been to create a bespoke new family home that combines Georgian features with a sleek modern twist. The front facade with its long Georgian windows and symmetrical proportions will be built in punched face blackened stone to be in keeping with the existing street scene. Aluminium cladding and zinc at the rear provide a more contemporary aesthetic featuring a frameless glazed box protruding into the back garden.
Willow House will provide a high standard of living with quality finishes and interesting features including a striking entranceway made entirely with smooth-faced ashlar stone and a recessed balcony to the master bedroom.
Located on brownfield land on the site of a former annex building to the original farmhouse, the new property is a narrow slither of land with various restrictions. Our challenge was to create a five bedroom property with driveway and garage ensuring positive views from all habitable rooms.
The placement of the building included working around an agreed zone on the site that the building footprint could not cross. We had to manage window to window distances between the neighboring plot with narrow conditions.
We retained as much of the existing trees and plants on the site as possible, making sure not to interfere with the identified root protection zones whilst providing a generously sized driveway for three cars with turning head and garage.
This commision for Bankhead Group followed the successful completion of Westbourne Drive in Menston.
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High Street, Gillingham
Bowman Riley was commissioned to the design the refurbishment and extension to a Victorian building located on a prominent corner site on the High Street, Gillingham opposite the 150-year-old St Mark’s Church.
The vacant four-storey building was built in the 1890s with a late 20th-century extension. It had been occupied by Barclays Bank on the ground floor with a mix of offices and three residential apartments on the upper floors.
The brief was to bring this centrally located building back to life providing an appealing retail space on the ground floor with an active facade and help fulfil ever-growing housing needs by converting the upper floors offices into three additional two-bedroom apartments.
Our design preserves the historic façades whilst changing the internal layout of the building and adds an extra storey to the newer part of the building that creates consistent continuation with the historical part.
As the building was previously used for a bank, there are vaults in the ground with a huge bank vault door that we are leaving in place as part of the facade preservation.
We moved the existing ground floor garden space to the roof of the first-floor extension to create a usable amenity space for future residents and added balconies to the apartments.
A challenge was to separate the residential and commercial parts of the building to allow for the good functioning of both elements. We developed a Revit model to help understand the complexity of the building and how best to create separate entrances and staircases for the different uses.
Modular Apartments – Herschel Street, Slough
Bowman Riley’s team has been appointed to provide architecture and the role of principal designer on a major eight storey modular residential scheme in Herschel Street, Slough working for the construction company, Mid Group on behalf of Click Properties.
The landmark development will provide 238 high-quality new homes for first-time buyers, families and professionals using the latest offsite technology working alongside Premier Modular.
The Herschel Street development will feature studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments with a number of eighth-floor penthouses. There will also be a number of apartments classed as affordable homes. The construction will take place off-site, with the modules delivered to the site, before being craned into place for installation.
The off-site building methods employed will enable installation in only 10 weeks. Work is due to start on site in late 2017 with the first new homes handing over in 2019.
The high specification apartments will help to meet the increased demand for homes in Slough and contribute towards the ongoing renaissance of the town. Slough is currently benefiting from £600m Heart of Slough regeneration fund and Crossrail is due to arrive in the town in 2019.
Andrew Shepherd, CEO at Mid Group said:
“We are delighted that Bowman Riley has come on board to deliver this prestigious development. We are confident that their modular design expertise combined with a strong track record in the delivery of residential schemes will contribute towards the successful completion of this major scheme.”
Fortis Quay Major Residential Development – Salford Quays, Manchester
Elite City Living
Salford Quays, Greater Manchester
Bowman Riley designed Fortis 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 scheme will see the conversion of two 1960s former office blocks and the introduction of two new buildings including a 27 storey apartment block, which will be the tallest building in Salford Quays. The two existing office buildings already have consent for residential use, with Custom House to be extended from six storeys to 10 storeys and Furness House to be extended from 11 storeys to 17 storeys. .
The 1960s office buildings were built in a modern international style 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. Our design concept is to celebrate these buildings, which has influenced the overall site regeneration masterplan. The retention of the existing buildings embraces the curved form of the original architecture.
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.
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Hallmark Building/Green Quarter 7 Residential Development – Manchester
Bowman Riley Architects and Interiors were appointed to develop the designs on The Hallmark Building, a major residential development at Green Quarter in Manchester, a one million ft2 mixed-use development 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 were completely sold out. With continued excess demand, Beaumont Morgan purchased a site with planning already secured to develop a new building entitled The Hallmark Building.
The 15 storey Hallmark Building comprises 146 high-quality apartments comprising a variety of one, two and three-bedroom apartments in a range of sizes with underground car parking designed to appeal to professionals working in the city.
Bowman Riley was involved in the building’s design and delivery and the provision of a detailed package of interior design on the reception and common areas. The building’s features an active frontage created along the important arterial route of Cheetham Hill Road, addressing the pedestrian and vehicular route into the city through the northern fringe.
The contemporary high-end interior design for the common areas features a palette of tonal colours and materials from gold, to marble and timber. We provided a technical package of information involving the creation of a detailed plan and specification for the foyer and reception. Working with concept designs from the client’s design team, we provided the technical and construction level of information to realise the client’s aspirations.
Images courtesy of Beaumont Morgan.
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Westbourne Drive, Menston, Bradford
Bowman Riley has designed a new four/five bedroom detached family house on 0.296 acres of land to the rear of 20 Victoria Avenue currently occupied by a garden in Westbourne Drive, Menston.
Spanning over three storeys, the new home will comprise four/five bedrooms with three en-suites. A study and semi-open plan kitchen/lounge area will have a full height exposed pitch roof on the top floor, so that a generous internal head height can be provided whilst also remaining appropriate within the context of its neighbours. An internal lift provides easy access to all floors.
The proposal takes advantage of the level change across the site by integrating a contemporary plan into the design proposal. The ridge height remains consistent with its neighbours and remains subservient to the original properties on Victoria Avenue.
The main entrance to the proposed property is set back 6.4m the road to accommodate a paved driveway. The land is large enough to accommodate a generously proportioned garden. The separate access roads between both the properties will ensure that the two plots can remain independent with boundary features between the two. The design retains the existing established stone wall to front of the property.
The design maximises the views from all bedrooms, with the master bedroom overlooking the Yorkshire countryside. On the first floor, additional amenity space is provided in the form of a roof terrace. A full height south facing curtain wall helps to maximise natural light.
The design has received planning consent from Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council.
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Brooklands Residential Development – Weybridge, Surrey
Bowman Riley 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.
Providence Quarter Residential Development – North Yorkshire
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley was commissioned by award-winning developer Candelisa 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.
Frances Street Mixed Use Development – Woolwich, London
Frances Street, Woolwich, Greenwich, London
Bowman Riley has designed a new five-storey residential building with a public house at basement and on the ground floor on a brownfield site of a former public house in Woolwich, south east London.
The new apartment block adds to the redevelopment of the area providing 19 residential units with private balconies, a large communal amenity space and nine car parking spaces.
The proposal has been carefully designed with the form and materials chosen create a contextual response that respects and enhances the streetscape by incorporating a clean and contemporary aesthetic.
The development provides a striking addition to the street scene on a prominent corner plot, contributing positively to the continued regeneration of the area and giving the community a new hub in the form of a replacement pub.
We supported our client through the planning process alongside the planning consultant. The project has been designed to meet all London plan standards whilst maximising the amount of development on a small brownfield site. Working closely with the council was key to create a landmark corner building that was innovative in terms of design and fabrication.
The scheme has been designed to have 100% carbon emissions reduction in the introduction of mechanical heat recovery, solar panels, and rainwater harvesting. It has been agreed that we will install electric car charging facilities for the ever-growing demand for electric vehicles in this area.
The scheme has been designed to maximise light into the units whilst taking into consideration overheating and delivering high air quality in an urban area. The introduction of green roofs allows for attenuation of rainwater and attract biodiversity to the development. We have also created a shared amenity garden to allow for community interaction amongst the new residents.
The property has also been designed to lifetime homes standards.
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.
Live Work Houses – South London
Elephant and City Limited
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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Brookfield Garth, Harrogate
Location: Hampsthwaite, Harrogate
Client: Stonebridge Homes
Bowman Riley has prepared designs for Brookfield Garth, a new residential development on a vacant plot of land in the North Yorkshire village of Hampsthwaite, five miles from Harrogate for developer Stonebridge Homes.
The site consists of 1.24 hectare of overgrown grassed field with a public right of way to be retained and a number of trees with preservation orders.
Adjacent to the site is a variety of existing dwellings varying from multi-storey family homes to single storey bungalows each uniquely built with various stones, bricks and renders.
We prepared initial feasibility sketch schemes for a mixture of 36 new of 2-3 bedroom semi-detached and 4-5 bedroom detached properties with generous parking allocation and rear gardens. 40 per cent affordable housing will be provided in accordance with Harrogate Borough Council’s policy.
The development site has been recently allocated for residential use to help meet the housing land supply for the Harrogate area.
We supported the planning application process by submitting a Design and Access Statement to submission to Harrogate Borough Council, which resulted in outline planning consent. This was then followed by approval of reserved matters.
Bridgewater Point Residential Development – Salford
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.
Images courtesy of Beaumont Morgan.
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Yololets Kingsway Serviced Apartments – Lancaster
Property agents, Yololets appointed Bowman Riley to support the interior design of four two-bedroom serviced apartments in the Kingsway building, Lancaster city centre.
The Kingsway building was purchased by Irwell Valley Housing in 2016. The 100 one and two bedroom apartments sit above the Grade 2 listed façade of Lancaster’s former bus depot.
Yololets source, acquire and manage properties in partnership with or on-behalf of landlords or investors. Working with Irwell Valley Housing, they took over the management and lease of four apartments to be furnished for short-term lets.
Yololets needed support with the furniture and fit-out of the apartments. We took our client to a showroom in Manchester, so they could see and touch the products to facilitate their decision making.
To deliver significant cost savings, we introduced them to our approved furniture and fit-out suppliers list and preferential rates.
The apartments are now decorated and furnished to a high standard to meet the needs of residents in the private rented sector.
Caroline House Mixed Use Development – North Yorkshire
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley 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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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.
Firth Street Mill Residential Development – North Yorkshire
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley was commissioned to design the conversion of the vacant Firth Street Mill located in Skipton’s conservation area into a residential development for award-winning developer Candelisa.
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 fits in with the surrounding residential houses neighbouring the site. The development enhances the character of the conservation area by restoring the Mill for residential use, retaining the history of the area and bringing it into modern day use.
The development provides 35 one and two bedroom 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 was developed with close attention to the original structure and the existing openings and columns were retained 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 remains largely as before maintaining and upgrading the principal elevations. The elevations retain the original openings, alternating between replacement full height windows and recessed balconies, providing interest and depth to the elevations. Images courtesy of Candelisa.
Firth Street Mill reached the finals of the LABC awards 2018.
ByHaus Apartments – Greater London
Vernon & Co
West Byfleet, Surrey, Greater London
Bowman Riley 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
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley 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.
The Motor Works, Mixed Use Development – North Yorkshire
Cononley, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley has been appointed by award-winning developer Candelisa to transform Station Works/Horace Mill, a traditional 19th century Yorkshire mill building and six-acre brownfield site into The Motor Works, 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. The design consists of two elements the original mill building and new luxury annexe. The sympathetic extension will accommodate circa 50 bespoke luxury 1-3 bedroom 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 historical context” Historic England
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Palfrey Place Residential Development – South London
Lambeth, South London
Bowman Riley prepared the detailed designs on Palfrey Place, four new build high quality maisonettes in the St Marks conservation area.
St Marks area 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 has 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.
Grove House Apartments – YORK
Bowman Riley has supported developer Caedmon Homes on the conversion of a 1960s former care home at Grove House into a new residential development in York city centre.
The project involves the part demolition and part conversion of the 1960s property into 29 private contemporary apartments.
Our role was originally to deliver the technical drawing package and construction of the project. Upon review of the planning approved scheme, we found that several apartments within the roof space did not have sufficient head height and the scheme as a whole was inefficient in its use of space. Additionally, the unit mix was unrepresentative of the local area.
Bowman Riley reworked the design to create a more efficient scheme and replaced plans in the extant planning permission using a Section 73 Application.
Caedmon Homes is satisfied with the improved efficiency of the design, which has enabled it to move forward to the construction phase with the contractor, Pacy & Wheatley.
We are also providing Principal Designer and Building Surveying services during the construction phase of the project to Practical Completion.
Oakfold Residential Development – Eastburn, West Yorkshire
Eastburn, West Yorkshire
Bowman Riley designed 13 bespoke three and four-bedroom luxury homes for award-winning developer Candelisa on a one-acre greenfield site in the semi-rural village of Eastburn near Steeton, West Yorkshire.
Candelisa purchased a one-acre greenfield site with full planning consent for 19 new build houses on a steeply sloping site. It became apparent that the consented scheme had significant obstacles in its deliverability including overhead power lines and maximum road gradients.
The development needed to be carefully re-planned in consideration of the site constraints, the need to minimise excavation and expense and not exceed the maximum permissible road gradient for highways standards.
The topography was modelled in the BIM software, Revit, which enabled our designers to re-work the scheme. Site sections were cross-checked and floor levels adjusted to suit. In this way, the site cut and fill was calculated prior to planning submission resulting in valuable cost information at an early stage. 3D street visualisations helped communicate the relationship of the new homes to existing houses and the hillside in context.
Responding specifically to the plot orientation and topography, 13 bespoke three and four-bedroom houses were designed using split levels. The designs maximised light and space and provided spectacular views over the open Aire Valley countryside. Exciting and innovative internal spaces were created using double height volumes and maximising long distance views from first floor Juliet balconies to master bedrooms and living areas.
Local vernacular features such as stone quoins and natural random coursed stone contribute to enhancing the desirability of the development. Additional features include bat boxes and electric car sockets in garages.
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The Red House Luxury Retirement Village – Ripon
Ripon, North Yorkshire (Ripon Conservation Area)
Bowman Riley is providing architecture and the role of principal designer on the redevelopment of the Red House, a vacant Edwardian property set within a conservation area and a protected landscape with ecological issues in Ripon.
Originally built in 1905 as a private residence, The Red House became a residential institution for Barnardo’s children’s charity in the 1940s.
Working in consultation with the local community, Bowman Riley helped secure planning consent to transform the former children’s home and surrounding grounds into a retirement community of 55 properties.
To be built in two phases, the development will provide a mix of one and two-bedroom luxury residences comprising 43 apartments, six cottages and six two-storey houses.
The existing Red House building will be refurbished and extended to accommodate the comprehensive range of communal facilities, which include residents’ lounges, bar, library, restaurant, consulting suite, hair and beauty salon and gymnasium.
The existing lodge, stable block and cottage will also be refurbished and extended to form apartments and cottage accommodation.
The landscape proposals will preserve the protected trees and woodland zones and further planting will complement and supplement the existing mature landscape. For further information, visit the website here
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Holmes Mill Mixed Use Development – Lancashire
Candelisa/McCarthy and Stone
Holmes Mill is a Grade II Listed former textiles mill complex in a conservation area in Clitheroe in the picturesque Ribble Valley.
Bowman Riley was appointed by Candelisa and McCarthy & Stone under a joint venture. We provided a feasibility design on the redevelopment of the mill complex, the construction of the new build retirement homes and site-wide master planning to integrate both developments in the sensitive and historic location.
Candelisa was planning to convert existing three storey traditional mill buildings into 36 residential apartments and townhouses. The existing single storey infill between the mills was to be replaced with a landscaped communal deck area at first-floor level, providing enclosed under-croft parking for residents.
McCarthy & Stone was planning to occupy the northern part of the site for 37 new-build retirement homes with communal lounge areas.
As part of the development, the former engine room would be handed over to a community-run organisation in the interests of preserving the history of the site.
We developed an innovative solution to provide outdoor space in the roof areas and add sensitive contemporary additions such as Juliet and walk-on balconies.
The Chocolate Works Mixed Use Development – York
York, North Yorkshire
The Chocolate Works won the Game Changer award at the Yorkshire Property Awards 2016.
Bowman Riley Architects provided masterplanning and the role of principal designer on The Chocolate Works, a 14 acre development site adjacent to York racecourse.
The site was formerly Terry’s Chocolate Factory, which ceased operating in 2005 with the buildings remaining vacant until the site was purchased by Henry Boot Developments in 2013.
Bowman Riley supported Henry Boot Developments in the creation of a new sustainable and vibrant mixed use neighbourhood as an integral part of York.
The development includes the sensitive and active reuse and renovation of 250,000 ft² of Grade II 1920s Art Deco buildings: the Clock Tower and Boiler House, Fruit and Nut store, office headquarters building, Time Office and main factory building. The Grade II-listed factory building will be converted into 173 high quality apartments. Many of these luxury new homes overlook York Racecourse and the river Ouse. Springfield Healthcare Group is transforming the 4,000ft2 former headquarters building into a care village. The plans include 82 care bedrooms and eight luxury care apartments for residents.
Bowman Riley has undertaken feasibility studies for further developments on the site including a hotel, offices, convenience store and medical centre. In 2016, a public realm network was established including streets, squares, courtyards and green spaces to connect the site to adjacent urban districts.
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YMCA Temporary Housing – Islington, London
Won through an architectural competition, Bowman Riley Architects designed an innovative solution to the shortage of hostel accommodation in London through the use of converted shipping containers named Project Acorn.
City YMCA London was unable to renew the lease for its existing central London accommodation. This resulted in the need to provide alternative accommodation for 120 short-term tenants, typically students for a two year period whilst permanent accommodation is created.
Working in partnership with the YMCA, Bowman Riley assisted in the selection of a vacant brownfield site that could accommodate a temporary housing scheme for a two year period, whilst a permanent building is created.
The unusual feature about this housing scheme is that the homes are built out of converted steel shipping containers.
Extensive discussions took place with the end user representatives and modular construction specialists to achieve a warm, safe and pleasant living environment. Bowman Riley designed clusters of ten single person homes with shared kitchens to meet the needs of the user group.
The YMCA has commissioned a prototype to be manufactured in advance of the full order.
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Ministry of Defence Residential Upgrades – Across the UK
Ministry of Defense
Working in partnership with Bramall Construction DHE, Bowman Riley was commissioned to revamp £22 million of Ministry of Defence (MOD) properties in their Eastern Command under a major improvement programme over a three year period. The MOD needed to upgrade 1,200 of their existing housing properties for armed forces personnel to meet current Building Regulation standards. The works comprised external and internal refurbishment of the properties,
The MOD needed to upgrade 1,200 of their existing housing properties for armed forces personnel to meet current Building Regulation standards. The works comprised external and internal refurbishment of the properties, repairs and extensions. Under a design and build contract, our role involved surveying military bases, undertaking estate stock condition surveys, developing a scope of work within a limited budget, developing the
Under a design and build contract, our role involved surveying military bases, undertaking estate stock condition surveys, developing a scope of work within a limited budget, developing the programme of refurbishment works and designing the refurbishments and extensions as required. The commission involved working highly secure environments and our staff were all security checked.The projects were undertaken to coincide with military
The projects were undertaken to coincide with military operations, so that the properties would be vacant when the works were undertaken. The projects were carefully phased and carried out on a fast track basis to meet the needs of the MOD. The first two projects we delivered at RAF Luffenham and RAF Wittering were fast track schemes with pre-construction phase completed in under four weeks on an intensive design and build basis.As part of our collaborative arrangement with Bramall, we were tasked with continuously improving our efficiency and speed on subsequent projects. We successfully achieved the efficiency targets by streamlining our drawing packages and refining the scope of works. The site based projects were delivered using the latest mobile technology to enable our team to work effectively remotely. Under separate contracts, Bowman Riley Architects designed a new sports
As part of our collaborative arrangement with Bramall, we were tasked with continuously improving our efficiency and speed on subsequent projects. We successfully achieved the efficiency targets by streamlining our drawing packages and refining the scope of works. The site based projects were delivered using the latest mobile technology to enable our team to work effectively remotely.
Under separate contracts, Bowman Riley Architects designed a new sports centre and bowling alley at RAF Menwith Hill in Harrogate and a childcare centre at Imphal Barracks in York.
East Village Developments – East London
Bowman Riley developed the designs for two new buildings in the East Village, Stratford.
This area of East London was designed as athletes accommodation of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and since then has been transformed into a vibrant new residential neighbourhood with nearly 6,000 residents, shops and commercial buildings.
The first development we were involved in was a marketing and management building created to promote the redevelopment of the East Village to potential buyers. We subsequently developed the designs on a circa 35,000 ft² new commercial building to accommodate a convenience store, fitness centre, café, restaurant and bar to provide new amenities for the residents of the apartments.
The design for the buildings complements the East Village development style reinforcing the existing street frontages and following the principles of generous public realm and open space bounded within clear and defined building plots.
The development will provide key facilities for the residents of the East Village helping to create a new sustainable community in East London with excellent public transport links into the city and beyond.
Airmesh Head Office – Jammu, India
Airmesh Communications Ltd
Bari Brahmana, Jammu, India
Bowman Riley was commissioned to provide the concept designs for a new landmark 100,000 ft² head office building in Jammu, India for mobile communications company, Airmesh.
The client’s aspiration is for an iconic building to reflect the young, energetic, progressive nature of their business with high-quality landscaping with car parking in an undercroft basement.
The restricted site has limitations, particularly with boundary set-back distances. Our solution is an eight-storey building that steps down to five storeys and incorporates terraces to be used for VIP areas and recreational facilities.
The site incorporates a satellite antennae farm and high-security entrance technology.
Sustainability is high on the client’s agenda. Sustainable features to be considered include solar shading, stack-induced natural ventilation during temperate months, ground-cooling, use of thermal mass and night cooling.
The design of the new head office building follows Bowman Riley’s successful completion of the layout and interiors for their existing office refurbishment in Kashmir, India.
The Sidings Residential Development – Menston
Menston, West Yorkshire
Bowman Riley designed two new four-bedroom detached homes for the developer, the Bankhead Group, on a narrow strip of land located between Burley Lane and the existing railway line in the desirable village of Menston near the cities of Leeds and Bradford.
Permission had previously been granted for a single property on the site, however, our client aspired to develop the site more effectively by introducing a second property to the site. To achieve this, we made changes to the approved application and resubmitted it to allow for a shared drive, optimising the rear garden space and providing private parking on site. We also made minor tweaks to the layout of the already approved scheme.
Working on a very narrow site, the design of the second plot is bespoke and reflects the topography including restrictions such as avoiding root protection areas and ensuring adequate space alongside both plots where provided.
Each property was designed individually, however, the development is drawn together cohesively by incorporating the same materials and design details on both properties.
Each property welcomes residents with a double height atrium entrance using the contemporary feature slot windows to create a light-filled space. High-quality natural stone roofing materials are proposed.
Bespoke boundary treatments use horizontal sleepers spaced apart between steel grey posts to boundary walls replicate the look of the railway line.
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Wheldrake Residential Development – York
Bowman Riley Architects provided concept designs and a masterplan for a developer on a new residential development on 11.3 acres agricultural land in the village of Wheldrake, seven miles south-east of York.
The project responded to the local authority’s call for land for residential development as part of the Site Allocations Plan to address the shortage of housing land supply.
The plan is for 104 three and four-bedroom family homes including a portion of affordable housing.
With industrial premises to the west and existing housing to the north east, the new development would round off the urban sprawl of the village.
We designed a significant landscape buffer between the industrial premises and the new development to mitigate the noise and smell of the factory.
A major challenge was to connect the residences from the Main Street and through the development without creating cut-through roads.
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Allerton Residential Development – Bradford
Bowman Riley Architects provided concept designs and masterplan for a developer on a new residential development on greenbelt land in Chellow Dene to the north of Allerton, Bradford.
The project responded to the local authority’s call for land for residential development as part of the Site Allocations Plan to address the shortage of housing land supply.
The complex 31 acre site is a wooded valley with two Victorian reservoirs and a significant number of public rights of way.
The plan is for 276 new family homes including a portion of affordable housing with access to be taken off an existing 1950s housing estate.
The masterplan incorporates a large portion of open space to mitigate the impact of the new development with travel routes around the desire lines and a pumping station to work around.
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New hotel and residential development – India
Guwahati, Assam, India
Bowman Riley designed a new hotel and residential development 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 – North Yorkshire
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley designed a new build four bedroom detached stone family home in the Skipton, North Yorkshire 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 and be re-clad in stone. We then applied for a new build to the specification of the previous application, so the 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.
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Gappe Stones Extension – Glusburn, North Yorkshire
Site Location: Glusburn, North 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 coordination 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.
Higher Raikes Residential Development – North Yorkshire
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley has designed Higher Raikes, a new residential development in an attractive setting on the semi-rural fringe of Skipton yet within walking distance of the town centre.
The development comprises 45 three, four and five-bedroom family houses, the majority of which are detached. 30 per cent of the development is affordable homes contributing to need for additional houses in the Skipton area.
Each home has been individually designed to provide generous room proportions designed to cater to the needs of modern family life.
The high specification properties are to be built in random natural reclaimed stone with landscaped gardens, private driveways and stone built garages. Many of the plots will also benefit from views towards the surrounding hills and countryside.
Higher Raikes has been designed to be sympathetic to the character of the surrounding area and of a much lower density than many new housing estates to create an attractive gateway development into Skipton.
The development retains existing trees on site boundaries to provide a line of tree planting, an area of public open space for use as a park/recreation area and footpaths.
Images courtesy of RN Wooler & Co.
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
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 – North Yorkshire
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
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 Residential Development – Giggleswick
RN Wooler & Co Ltd
Lords Close, 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
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
Haworth, West Yorkshire
Bowman Riley was commissioned by award-winning 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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Chapel Conversion – County Durham
Bowman Riley Architects was commissioned to convert a 19th century fire damaged Methodist chapel and attached cottage into bed and breakfast accommodation set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in County Durham with views over the Selset reservoir.
Built in 1888, the chapel was still in occasional use until it was badly fire damaged in 2012.
The property was purchased by Wemmergill Estates in 2014, a grouse shooting business formerly owned by the Queen Mother’s Bowes-Lyon family for 444 years.
Wemmergill Estates operates a successful grouse shooting business and needs additional on-site accommodation for estate staff during the shooting season. To supplement the income of the estate at other times of the year, it is intended that the property will be used as bed and breakfast accommodation.
We have designed the renovation of the historic building and a new build extension providing views across the landscape to enable the effective re-use of this vulnerable isolated property.
Our design solution allows for construction in a very tight time-scale without clashing with the shooting season or severe weather conditions.
For the new build extension, we propose the off-site construction of stone-clad timber SIPS panels for off-site quality and quick erection on site. This will also help overcome the challenges presented by the remote location in terms of the delivery of materials and skilled tradesmen. Ultimately, this solution will minimise delays to the programme and save costs.
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 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
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 Grove Mill, a redundant textile mill complex in Ingrow, close to the West Yorkshire town of Keighley to provide a £65 million regeneration mixed use scheme.
The mills would be converted into 354 flats and 53 family homes, alongside offices, a cafe bar, a gym, crèche, health club, swimming pool, creche and a mini-market.
The complex site is bisected by the famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, a heritage steam branch train line which has been restored and runs through the Worth Valley from Keighley to Oxenhope and the Brontë sisters’ Haworth.
The banks of the River Worth would get new pedestrian and cycle links with 700 cars parking spaces provided some underground and a new entrance off Halifax Road controlled by traffic lights, with a pedestrian crossing.
We helped Skipton Properties prepare the planning application, one of the biggest ever to be submitted in Keighley. A public consultation led to several amendments to the plan, which was unanimously supported by the local authority to receive full planning permission.
Following the economic downturn, the developer won permission to substantially reduce the number of planned flats and increase the number of houses in response to the changes in market demand.
Wyvern Park Residential Masterplan – Skipton
Location: Skipton, North Yorkshire
Bowman Riley Architects provided a residential masterplan for Stonebridge Homes on Wyvern Park, a large greenfield site with existing outline planning consent on the outskirts of the North Yorkshire town of Skipton.
We developed the masterplan by applying the Stonebridge Homes’ standards and house types for up to 225 residences. The houses are based on a defined mix of market and affordable houses ranging from one to five bedroom homes.
The properties will form part of a wider mixed use development. Careful consideration was given to site layout in consideration of the nearby flood risk zones and the crematorium.
The residences were zoned to create a diverse neighbour 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 Skipton area considered by The Sunday Times as the Best Place to Live in the UK 2014.