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

Posted in: Be Inspired by SDA Designer Reviews- Jul 24, 2014 Comments Off

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

Posted in: Be Inspired by SDA Designer Reviews- May 28, 2014 Comments Off

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.

To read more about the project follow the link: http://www.sdaarchitecture.co.uk/portfolio/1920s-extension-whittle-le-woods/

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.

Holiday Inn Express gathers momentum

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SDA submitted the planning consent application for the conversion of the well known Martland Mill Building in Wigan to transform the existing building into 87 bedroom hotel with restaurant facilities and conference meeting rooms. The application is one of many due to the redevelopment of the site that will include a further 15,000sqft serviced office development, coach park and sports bar facilities.

Extensions still add significantly to property value, say estate agents

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Extensions remain an effective way for homeowners to achieve a greater sale value, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

Using new research, the NAEA has also highlighted the type of home extensions most likely to add value to a property ahead of a sale.

The latest monthly Housing Report from the regulatory body shows that 49% of estate agents believe that adding an extra bedroom is the best way to add value to a property – usually by converting loft space. A focal point for most properties, the development or extension of the kitchen is also likely to have positive effects for vendors, with 34% of agents surveyed saying that it was the number one way to boost the price of a property.
Other methods of extension and renovation that received support from estate agents were adding a conservatory, adding a garage and converting an existing garage into living space.

President of the NAEA, Jan Hӱtch said that for homeowners considering selling their property, an extension can act as a ‘wow-factor’ against the competition and significantly improve the value of a home.

“Our research shows that bedrooms and kitchens are seen as the most sensible areas for expansion, and this certainly rings true when a property comes on to the market. The number of bedrooms is usually the first criteria house hunters select, therefore if it’s possible to add an additional bedroom, there can be an immediate effect on price. Remember that securing the necessary consents is an absolute must before any work starts and any unapproved work can have a significant impact on resale value. To get the best advice on selling any home, always seek the expert counsel of an NAEA member agent,” she added.

Cuerden Valley Bungalow Reinvention

Posted in: Be Inspired by SDA Designer Reviews- Mar 12, 2014 Comments Off

SDA Architecture have recently been commissioned to prepare architectural design proposals to transform a traditional detached bungalow within Clayton-le-Woods, Nr Chorley. The concept to the project is simple using the sloping context of the site and the woodlands setting with the location being on the edge of Cuerden Valley, create a family home that will react to the woodlands setting, creating visual links to the valley and use a delicate pallet of materials that will enhance the site and woodland link.

The client brief was to transform the existing tired bungalow rather than demolish it and create further landfill, with this sustainable approach in mind which as sustainable designers we loved the opportunity to prepare designs that would maintain 75% of the existing home, with modest insulation and renewable energy solutions this family home will be energy efficient, have great architectural merit and will allow an empty home be reborn for many years to come.

If you are looking to development a property either your current family home or a new build and require professional architectural advice please contact our office on 01257 441 512.