Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Liverpool Live

Proposals for a contemporary apartment development in the Anfield area of Liverpool are up and running following the submission of a detailed application in late September. MAZE is working on behalf of local developer, Hunter Dean Developments Ltd, to take the scheme forward.

The site has a chequered planning history. It has benefited from an outline permission for housing, now expired, but Liverpool City Council has refused two subsequent applications for apartment developments of differing scale and design.

The current scheme, designed by PWL Architects,
proposes 24 two-bed units which will benefit from secure, concealed undercroft parking and a private urban garden. (www.pwlarchitects.net)

The design is the result of almost 12 months of pre-application negotiation with officers of Liverpool City Council.

Applying Ourselves in Bradford

The prospects of a major employment development in Thornton, Bradford, have moved a step closer to realisation with the submission of a planning application by MAZE on behalf of a private client.

The scheme will bring forward almost 26,000sqm of office, industrial and warehousing space on a long-standing development plan allocation in Thornton, on the western edge of Bradford District. Almost half the proposed space is accounted for by a single large warehouse and distribution unit.

The development solution has had to resolve the presence of major overhead power lines, the need to divert an established public footpath, and challenging site topography.

MAZE is working with Pickles Architects (Huddersfield) to guide the development through the ongoing planning application process.