Holiday Inn Express taking Shape

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SDA are currently working with Intercontinental Hotel Group, Wigan Council and Viking Bear Ltd in preparing Wigan’s first Holiday Inn Express the 87 Bedroom Facility will be exactly what Wigan needs allowing large conferences to be able to take place in one central venue, located near the DW Stadium the Hotel will benefit from the sporting events and supporter travelling into Wigan on large National and International sporting events.

SDA’s Creative Director Simon LewisPierpoint, “its a great opportunity for SDA Architecture to showcase its designers within a Brand such as IHG, we all have found the experience to be uplifting and can truly say that the designing the building from feasibility through to interior design has allowed the design to maintain continuity and cohesion. Opening in 2015 we can not wait for the first visitors to arrive and provide feedback on an end user functionality and design degree.”

SDA launch 3D Visualisation Department

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SDA Architecture has launched its new 3d visualisation department. SDA Director Kate LewisPierpoint said, “This new state of the art rendering service will allow our private and commercial clients to see our concept designs brought to life which will allow informed decisions to be made through 3D visual appraisals as well as the traditional sketch and cad floor plan designs.

This in-house service we feel is exactly what clients in the architecture world today are requesting to really take advantage and maximise developments especially in the residential, commercial and individual private home markets.


SDA Project featured by CIAT

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SDA appointed to save Mellor Gate Lodge

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SDA Architecture Ltd have recently been instructed to take on a very problematic project indeed, Company Town Planning Director Katie Lewis-Pierpoint said, “To be appointed to safe the Grade 2 Listed Gate Lodge is a challenge in normal circumstances but this appointment sets a new set of challenges both architecturally and democratically.

The development renovation and extension was completed over 4 years ago but unfortunately the lack of experience architectural input has left the building with an extension that currently harms the historic building in which the client was trying to save, our appointment is to prepare new architectural designs for a resubmission to save guard the Gate Lodge and reduce the current impact.

Hopefully with a positive approach taken by the Planning and Conservation Departments at Ribble Valley the project of saving this building that was designed by James Wyatt and provides the sense of arrival to Woodfold Hall Estate will once again be back to its original quality.

SDA nomination for Best Extension/Renovation 2014 Daily Telegraph Architecture Design Awards

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SDA Architecture Ltd have announced one of their three nominations for the Daily Telegraph Awards 2014, Creative Director, Simon Lewis-Pierpoint said, “its truly great to have private domestic projects nominated for such prestigious awards such as the Daily Telegraph with hundreds of thousands of readers it’s really inspiring to our practice and all of our talented designers to have this sort of national recognition and keeps inspiring us all to apply unique architectural design to all areas of our company disciplines whether it be a private domesticated client or large commercial client.

IHG adds three more Holiday Inn Express hotels to its UK portfolio

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InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of three more Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UK: Holiday Inn Express London – Vauxhall Nine Elms, Holiday Inn Express Leigh – Sports Village and Holiday Inn Express Wigan in Greater Manchester.

Opening in 2015 is the 87-room Holiday Inn Express Wigan, operating under a franchise agreement with Viking Bear Limited. Located nearby Wigan’s city centre and within close proximity to DW Stadium, the hotel is well placed to receive guests from the stadium’s busy conference centre, as well as sports fans and business travellers needing overnight accommodation.

Operating under a franchise agreement with first time IHG owner Heathdeal Ltd, the 132-room Holiday Inn Express London – Vauxhall Nine Elms will open later this year. The property will be rebranded from an existing hotel into a Holiday Inn Express.

Located very close to Vauxhall Cross and the Nine Elms Battersea area, this hotel will form part of one of London’s largest regeneration projects. The hotel will neighbour the new shops and offices being built as part of the redevelopment which is set to attract additional demand. The hotel has excellent public transport connections and is just a few minutes’ walk from Vauxhall Rail and Tube Station.

Meanwhile, the 135-room Holiday Inn Express Leigh – Sports Village will open this summer operating under a franchise agreement with KS Hotels Limited. The recently built property will feature six meeting rooms, a bar, lounge and dining area, as well as an on-site car park with 165 car park spaces.

Leigh Sports Village is home to Leigh Centurians Rugby League Football Club, and also hosts Blackburn Rovers and the Manchester United youth team. The well-connected multi-purpose venue accommodates concerts and boasts a conference venue with a 250 delegate capacity. The site is close to Manchester and Liverpool, as well as the towns of Warrington, Bolton and Wigan. Holiday Inn Express Leigh – Sports Village will be the only hotel in the Leigh Sports Village complex.


Bungalow redevelopment concept proposal takes shape

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SDA Architecture Ltd have been appointed to prepare CGI conceptual designs to redevelop a 1930’s detached bungalow in Leigh, Lancashire using the same foot print and external walls the redevelopment will transform this unloved bungalow into a state of the art home with 4m high ceilings, vaulted atrium hallway, master bedroom suite and so much more.

The project is expected to commence in 2015 and expected to be complete summer in 2016. Just in time to be nominated for Daily Telegraph Awards- fingers crossed!!!

New Concept Proposal for Extension in Shaw Hill, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley

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SDA Architecture Ltd released its latest unique extension and renovation project for an exclusive private client in Whittle-le-Woods near Chorley today. SDA’s Creative Director said, “This project has required special architectural thought to transform the existing detached home into a sustainable and exceptional architectural designed home. The brief was clear from the outset and allowed our award winning team the opportunity to design a private residence with real quality. I feel its paramount to understand your clients requirements and needs for function, but also to amalgamate this with a style of architecture that encapsulates materials choice, texture and light.”

SDA Architecture Ltd were chosen over 7 other architect firms after impressing the client via conceptual designs created as part of the initial consultations.

If you are thinking of embarking n your very own architectural journey and require experienced architectural assistance call our office on 01257 441 512 or alternatively fill out our contact form on our contact us page.

George Clarke’s Seal of Approval

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SDA Architecture received high praise from one of the UK’s highly recognised Architects and presenter of the ‘Restoration Man’ over twitter when reviewing one of the latest completed projects taken on by SDA last year. The renovation and extension of the 1920’s  detached property in Whittle-le-Woods, Nr Chorley impressed George by responding to the tweet with the word ‘Brilliant!’

The renovation of the ‘empty’ home has created great waves in the architectural world in what really can be achieved with homes that have been empty for years, this project was developed by husband and wife directors of the Architecture Firm as a opportunity to showcase the enormous potential that empties have. The project took just over 12 months to complete from feasibility to hand over back to the clients, the refurbishment and construction was developed on the basis of using second materials to reduce landfill and improve financial benefits to the project. The process has been a raving success and has altered the minds of many of the existing clients of SDA to convert and extend rather than demolish and new build.

With over 653,000 empty homes listed in the 2013 statistics this architectural design practice has really highlighted untap potential within the market place to reinvent and reintroduce currently unused housing stock back into the market as exceptional architectural private dwelling-homes.

SDA are currently looking to take this process one step further by reinventing a commercial empty into a state-of-the-art architectural office that gains code 6 sustainability and passive standards, again hopefully opening the eyes of the market place into the opportunities available in the UK today.

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Concept for Contemporary Extension Wigan

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We are happy to announce that our clients were delighted and very excited by the conceptual designs prepare for our client design review meeting yesterday, full steam ahead for Planning submission.

The design has been developed to achieve code 5 for sustainable homes and is using some very unique technology that will definitely make the design stand-out from the rest.