Green light for Macclesfield mixed-use scheme
Planning has been approved for an important mixed-use scheme in Macclesfield which will create new employment opportunities for the town.
Cheshire East Council has given the green light to the scheme on Goodall Street by local developer, Silkdale Living. When complete it will deliver housing, a 7-bed assisted living facility and a 3,500 sq ft office building.
Designed by award-winning Macclesfield designers BAND Architects, it will include 7 three-storey townhouses with an innovative layout that maximises living areas, and enjoys access to outdoor spaces at all levels, including a stunning urban style roof garden located at first floor level to the rear of the properties.
Matthew Gibbons of Silkdale Living said: “We are looking forward to delivering this development which will breathe new life into this area of the town and will create much-needed jobs as well as superbly designed new housing. It will also create a new and attractive street front for Goodall Street and, as with all of our schemes, we will focus on creating desirable and attractive homes as well as delivering well designed, modern work space alongside a much-needed care facility. We will be looking to use local suppliers and contractors as much as possible.”
Commenting on the design David Wilcock of BAND Architects said: “We are passionate about building high quality homes which are design-led as we firmly believe that good quality buildings improve people’s lives and wellbeing. We will be utilising modern, efficient construction methods to create sought after contemporary living and working spaces within a modern and forward looking design. It’s an exciting time to be an architect in the town and we are constantly inspired by Macclesfield’s creative energy and unique character.”
BAND Architects has won and been nominated for a series of design awards for its work including re-developing the offices of Macclesfield’s Peaks and Plains Housing Trust at Ropewalks on Bond Street.
The team is committed to bringing forward the same high quality design principles for residents of the town and are working on a series of other developments with Silkdale Living including 8 properties nearing completion on Loney Street.