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”

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Planning consent received for improvements to maisonette block in Liverpool
















TADW have received planning permission for improvements to an existing maisonette block in Wavertree for Liverpool Mutual Homes. The works include overcladding the front and rear elevations of the building, door and window replacement, extending and enclosing the stairwell and landing areas, along with providing PV panels to new roof structure and finishes to power the communal areas.


External Improvements also include the integration of car and cycle parking within the curtilage of the development, providing communal and private gardens.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Planning consent for New Country House in Prestbury


We are delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted for a 6 bedroom Country House in Prestbury that we have had the pleasure of designing for a private client.
The design provides a traditional country house fa├žade facing the passing road, with more contemporary styling to the south facing rear, which includes large areas of glazing affording spectacular views across the countryside.


Investors In People—We are GOLD!


I am delighted to report that we were awarded the Investors in People GOLD standard at our recent assessment.
This high level of accreditation demonstrates our commitment to staff development and in providing a quality service to our clients.
Suzanne Wilkinson, Investors In People Assessor stated in her report:
“There is something unique about the working environment at TADW and with a team of long serving employees, everybody ‘gets it!”
It is greatly encouraging when you are assessed by a third party and the results reinforce the way we choose to work.
George Noworyta, Director.


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

New Homes for New Charter Housing Group



TADW are pleased to announce the completion by Seddon Construction of ten houses and eleven flats for New Charter Housing Group.  The Cotton Street East development in the centre of Ashton, was designed to respond to very difficult site conditions – specifically a plot width of less than 30m, coupled with overbearing existing elevations on the surrounding streets. 

To address these issues a saw-tooth footprint was adopted, allowing the resulting house type to turn its primary windows down the street rather than across it.  It also manages to avoid having any habitable windows on the rear elevations thereby allowing the maximum potential of the site to be realised. 


The houses are equally innovative internally as the client was keen to incorporate unusual features such as double height spaces and window seats.  Care was also taken to orientate the downstairs WC/utility room in such a way that it didn’t intrude upon the open plan kitchen and living room space.



With such a narrow site it was obviously difficult to provide any substantial amenity space, so instead the houses benefit from a paved patio area, reminiscent of that which would have been found on the Victorian terraces that once occupied the site.  Alongside this we have also been able to incorporate secure parking for two cars.  However the impact of all this hard landscaping is softened by the green roofs provided to the single storey outriggers at the rear of the properties.

The house type has proved to be both successful and flexible, such that we are now using variants of the basic design with more conventional rectilinear footprints and with different window configurations across the region.