Silver Arcade

Winner of last years Pro Con award in Leicester; this was a seven year project in the making. The arcade is a listed Victorian shopping centre and one of only three in the county at four storeys with an open atrium. We came at this with a view to make …

Page and Moy building

Before we were involved there was a plan to knock the pair of 1960’s buildings down because the floors were at different heights and the buildings were too deep in plan to do anything with. The client had been told it couldn’t be refurbished or converted. So with that challenge in …

Deacon House

Here comes another residential refurbishment project right next to the University of Leicester and designed by Boden Associates. We converted an old warehouse to 42 flats which required a complete strip out of all floors and walls and underwent a complete remodelling and transformation. The building hasn’t been looked after in recent …

The Manchester

This is another of our student accommodation projects in Leicester and is on the site of an old very historic public house which had lots of under-used land to the rear of it.  The site presented some very interesting design challenges not least because of the level changes in both directions …

Woolpack Lane

The site was occupied by a small hosiery factory which needed to be demolished to make way for this substantial apartment development. The site had a very chequered planning history and was going nowhere with previous developers until we stepped in. Our proposals were well received by the Nottingham Design …

GPO

Formerly the Post Office Telephone Exchange in Nottingham, this project was designed for private apartments and involved a full refurbishment of the existing buildings with two further additional storeys on each building as well as a new tower and a new street elevation. Situated in the middle of Nottingham the …

Pretty Legs

The site was a former hosiery factory and sits just behind Frog Island, which is the old Roman entrance and gateway into Leicester.  The site was packed with interesting archaeology and the scheme had to be sensitively designed against this backdrop and required careful negotiation with English Heritage. After various iterations …

111 Highcross Street

Designed at the same time as Pretty Legs this building will frame the view of the new Highcross Shopping Centre and act as a gate-way into Leicester. It was planned for 23 apartments and presented some very difficult planning challenges at the design phase.  The site is in a conservation …

100 Vaughan Way

This was a highly complex scheme and designed as twenty four student cluster flats, containing seventy nine bed-spaces all with en suites for the burgeoning student accommodation market in Leicester. The scheme was designed such that it could be converted back to individual apartments for the private market should the client wish to …

77 Musters Road

Located in West Bridgford, a wealthy Nottingham suburb, this site was purchased by Brooklyn Properties for the construction of a number of conventional three-bedroomed houses. The site appraisal led us to recommend one and two-bedroomed apartments over single houses. This presented the opportunity to make a higher value architectural statement …

Altons Cigar Factory

This 18th-century cigar factory, Victorian shop and neighboring townhouses were to be developed into city centre apartments and linked with the new Canning Circus building designed by Boden Associates on the adjacent site. The factory and shop, both grade II-listed, had been derelict for a long time. Whole sections of …

Canning Circus

Canning Circus stands on what was a long-derelict site, adjacent to a Grade II-listed building, in an area that cried out for regeneration. The brief called for a range of apartments and parking facilities. Construction was to take 15 months and cost £5.5m. Two key elements defined our response: we …