Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Planning success!

We are delighted to announce that at November's Manchester City Council planning committee meeting, planning was secured for a private dwelling for one of our clients.

The scheme is a contemporary solution taking on board the key characteristics of the Blackburn Park Conservation Area in Didsbury, with materiality, roofscape and massing all referencing local design features.  The site's unique position within the conservation area, located between an Arts and Crafts style property and a modern apartment block, enabled a departure from the typical pastiche design response so often seen in conservation areas.

Friday, 23 November 2018

Reallies Framework 2018

We are pleased to report that we have been successful in getting on the Reallies Framework 2018.  We are looking forward to working with new and established clients through this exciting new procurement route.

Site Finding

As part of the service we provide at TADW, we proactively seek out sites, regularly updating our in house portfolio in the north west and match these with the needs of our client groups.

This enables us to turn round options proposals quickly and include viability assessments to enable competitive bids to be submitted early, where applicable.

We currently have 104 units on site at sites in Tameside and Stockport with more in the pipeline as a result of finding and matching sites.

We also welcome enquiries from clients for sketch proposals at new sites and are generally able to turn these round within 1-2 working days.

If you have a project in mind that you’d like to discuss, please contact us at


Thursday, 26 April 2018

RICS North West Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that our project at Fir Street in Langworthy for Great Places Housing Group and Cube Great Places Ltd, has been shortlisted in the Residential category for the RICS Awards 2018, North West, the winners of which will be announced at an awards ceremony on 27th April.

The Firs, as the scheme is now known, provides a mix of 2 and 3 bedroom houses, and is a stylish and modern interpretation of the terraced house type with open plan living spaces to ground floors, en-suites to the majority of plots and secured parking provision for 22 of the 30 units.

The project was constructed by Kier Living using an innovative light gauge metal frame, manufactured by U-Roof, which provides through its inherent structural concept, the potential for loft conversion in future years.  This modern method of construction also enabled good working practices on the confined site through it's rapid assembly on site and it's minimal waste production.

We are also delighted to report that feedback from residents has shown below average numbers of defects and very high levels of satisfaction with their new homes.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Site of Former Samuel Laycock School, Stalybridge

We are delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted by Tameside MBC to provide residential development on the site of the Former Samuel Laycock School in Stalybridge, which has previously been relocated to another site. 

Due to start in early 2018, the development for The Casey Group with Contour Homes will see this vacant brownfield site, which bounds onto green belt land, transformed to provide 44 homes comprising 28 no. 2 bedroom houses and 16 no. 3 bedroom houses.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Mark Harrison, Director

We are delighted to confirm that Mark Harrison has joined TADW as director on 15.11.2016. 

Mark joins Graham and myself at an exciting time in TADW’s development as we look towards the future with a busy and diverse workload.  We know that Mark encompasses the principles and ethics which have provided our clients with a unique and personal service over the past 35 years and we know he will bring a new and fresh outlook to the challenges which face us in the future.

Since Mark joined TADW in 2007, he has brought his experience in urban planning and innovative design which he acquired at both Ian Finlay Associates and Buttress Fuller in Manchester to our clients and projects.  We know Mark will continue in this role and be proactively championing good design as well as the environment!

We are sure you would like to join us in congratulating Mark on his new role!!

Approvals received for new affordable housing

Edwin Street, Stockport

Its been a bumper past month or so for planning approvals here at TADW, and it was this scheme at Edwin Street in Stockport for Stockport Homes, that started it off.  The scheme itself is for 18 new affordable homes, 12 of which are 2 bedroom houses and the remainder are 3 bedroom.  Located on the approach to one of the entrances to Woodbank Park, and adjacent to the Woodbank Community Centre, the scheme is ideally situated for young families.

Stockport Homes will be letting these properties at Affordable Rent prices, which will serve a need for new housing in the area.

Bredbury Curve, Stockport

Another recent approval is this scheme for 60 new homes to be delivered through mixed tenure by The Casey Group in association with Stockport Homes.

The site is not without its challenges and features a particularly deep railway cutting which once linked the Glazebrook East to Skelton Junction Line and the Hope Valley Line, but has been dismantled for the past 30-40 years.  There is a long term aspiration in Stockport that a tram/train rail link be formed between Stockport and Marple, and this site is seen as strategically important in achieving this.  TADW therefore worked closely with transport engineers at AECOM in the early stages of the project to ensure that a suitable exclusion zone was formed on the site to enable the future formation of this rail link, whilst enabling this development.

Offering a mixture of 2 bedroom flats, and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses, through a mixed tenure of market sale, affordable rent and shared ownership, this scheme contributes greatly towards local housing need.  There are also 2 local areas for play included on site and the development will help to improve sustainable transport links in the immediate area.

10 new homes for Peaks and Plains

Amongst other recent approvals achieved for our clients, are two schemes for Peaks and Plains Housing Trust, both providing 5 new homes.
Above are our proposals for Park House Lane in Prestbury, where an existing garage site will be redeveloped to provide 5 new homes, consisting of 4 no. 2 bedroom houses, and 1 no. 2 bedroom bungalow, along with replacement parking provision for existing local residents.
Below is a scheme for 4 no. 2 bedroom houses and 1 no. 3 bedroom house at Lowe Drive in Knutsford.  Similarly to the above scheme, the existing site is occupied by a number of garages that are too small for the majority of modern vehicles.  This scheme also provide for a number of replacement parking spaces for local residents.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Eastlands Homes scheme shortlisted!

TADW who have completed two urban infill schemes on Folkestone Road East, Manchester.

We are pleased to announce they have been shortlisted in the 2016 North West Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards, under 2 categories “Best New Housing Development” and “Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development”