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Council planners unanimously back new scheme for east Hull

New plans to deliver an attractive retail development on a run-down site in east Hull have been unanimously approved by Hull City Council’s planning committee.

Dixon Dawson Charted Architects have developed the new proposals on behalf of Mount Pleasant Regeneration Limited for this key location at the corner of Mount Pleasant and Holderness Road and have produced a carefully designed scheme so to fit in with the existing street scene and link with the wider district centre.

In early April 2014 the planning committee unanimously backed the plans for four new retail units and a 90 space car park and welcomed the investment in this part of the city.

Two existing retail units which are currently empty, fronting Holderness Road will also be re-furbished and brought back into use as part of the overall project. 

The proposals will deliver:

• A new 25,000 sq. ft. store
• Further retail units of 2,000sqft, 1,500sqft and 1,000sqft
• District centre car park with approx. 90 spaces

Gavin Ward, Partner of Dixon Dawson Architects said, “This was a challenging scheme to design as it needed to respond to the adjacent developments of the area as well as provide a statement and focal point for the start of the Holderness Road District Centre”

The scheme is due to commence on site in Winter 2014.

Work underway on new Tata warehouse to make way for Fox Valley development

Work has started on the brand new Tata Steel warehouse which is being delivered as part of the £42 million Fox Valley development in Stocksbridge by Stocksbridge Regeneration Company Limited.

The mixed use scheme as redesigned by Dixon Dawson Charted Architects is being developed on the former steel works land off Manchester Road in Stocksbridge – part of the site is currently in use as a steel stockyard by Tata Steel.

The first phase of work for the contractors Henry Boot is to build a brand new steel warehouse to relocate the stockyard and free up the land for the Fox Valley development, enabling work to start on the main part of the site later this year.

Once the new warehouse has been completed later this year, Henry Boot Construction can then move onto the main retail and leisure site to start work on creating a new commercial heart in this part of north Sheffield which will bring up to 900 new jobs to the area.

Partner of Dixon Dawson Charted Architects Guy Dawson said, “This is a fantastic and exciting development to be associated with. The developer, main contractor and architect are all local to the area which makes things even more special. We look forwards to delivering a unique and thriving development for our client”

The development, due to be completed early in 2016, will deliver;
• A new link road to the A616 Sheffield to Manchester Road 
• New high spec office space  
• A new 635 space car park 
• Retail, restaurant and café units anchored by a 63,000 sq. ft. Tesco store
• High quality public realm area and landscaping as well as strong pedestrian links with Manchester Road 
• A new housing development neighbouring the main retail and commercial development

New McDonalds opens at Lime Square, Openshaw

Dixon Dawson Charted Architects were commissioned by Openshaw Regeneration Limited to undertake phase 3 of the Lime Square development and so help design the new McDonalds concept. 

This striking 2 storey building stands majestically on a corner plot just off Ashton Old Road so to provide a natural active frontage to the site as well as welcoming customers to the Lime Square development.

The unit has been designed to achieve a high standard of energy efficiency by providing LED lighting and all cooking oil will be recycled into bio-diesel. Plastics and cardboard will also be collected from site and recycled

Plans submitted for new Iceland Foodstore

Dixon Dawson Charted Architects have submitted plans for a new development on behalf of Innovating Space Limited to provide a new Iceland Foodstore on Endike Lane, Hull, which will transform the existing garage site into a new vibrant destination.

 Partner of Dixon Dawson Architects, Gavin Ward said “We have worked closely with Hull City Council’s planning department and Innovating Space Limited on layouts and architectural style – ensuring the development complements the area and helps underpin the existing town centre.”

 Simon Dixon, Chief Executive of Innovating Space Limited said, “This has been a challenge for our architects to deliver a scheme on such a constrained site, whilst still providing what is required by the end user. The attention to detail and their proactive nature has driven this development forwards.”

 The plans were submitted at the end of April and will be discussed by HCC planners later in the year.

 The proposals will deliver:

• A new 7,320 sq. ft. store

The scheme is due to commence in summer 2014

Plans submitted for new 52 room hotel development in Gainsborough

Dixon Dawson Charted Architects have submitted plans for a new £3 million development on behalf of Dransfield Properties Limited which will transform the former Sun Inn site on the corner of Market Street and North Street with an attractively designed Edwardian style hotel comprising of 52 bedrooms and a restaurant.

 Partner of Dixon Dawson Architects, Guy Dawson said “We have worked closely with West Lindsey District Council’s planning department and Dransfield Properties on the architectural style – ensuring it complements the area and enhances the setting of neighbouring buildings.”

 There’s been a long held aspiration for a hotel in Gainsborough in a good town centre location to boost local business and tourism. The Sun Inn closed several years ago and the new plans for the site would see the building re-developed and a disused town centre site brought back into use.  

 Mark Dransfield, managing Director of Dransfield Properties said “The Sun Inn site is located on a key site so we have challenged our architects to deliver a statement building which will stand the test of time.  I think the design is exceptional and sends a clear message that Gainsborough is a strong market town and worthy of investment”.

 The plans were submitted at the beginning of April and will be discussed by WLDC planners later in the year.