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”