Progress have been involved in the delivery of a residential development comprising 387 residential units, ancillary retail, public realm and landscaping at Cook Street in Tradeston, Glasgow since 2014 when it was under serrate ownership. Progress development a full planning strategy for the site to secure detailed planning permission for residential use. The site had previously benefitted from an historic consent for 200 units. The nature of the site as brownfield with site constraints including demolition, railway boundaries and adjacent listed buildings required a more commercial development and as such Progress successfully demonstrated the ability for the site to deliver a higher density development and act as a catalyst for development within the Tradeston Development Area. Working in close partnership with Glasgow City Council and other key stakeholders we took the scheme through pre-application stage including a public consultation event and contact with relevant interested stakeholders, through detailed planning and negotiation of conditions with GCC. We also advised upon the s75 agreement on site. Progress are retained by the new JV to deliver the development on site including processing necessary amendments, discharging conditions and advising and leading on all planning aspects of the delivery of this key development within Glasgow.
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The 9.2 acre Arena Central site is at the heart of Birmingham City Centre. Arena Central is masterplanned to deliver 1.2 million sq ft of mixed-use development, set within a brand new landscaped public realm. Fronting Broad Street and adjacent to Centenary Square, Arena Central represents a highly deliverable, highly desirable location for work, leisure and retail.
Arena Central has been masterplanned to provide a truly mixed-use location in the heart of Birmingham city centre.
The site has outline planning consent in place for the delivery of:
Designed to meet Birmingham’s growing demand for high quality office space and city centre residential accommodation, the vision for the site is to create a vibrant, class-leading development, set around a unique and innovative public realm.
Arena Central forms a significant part of the city’s vision for regeneration, as laid out in the Big City Plan and is situated in Birmingham’s city centre Enterprise Zone which offers simplified planning and reduced business rates.
The southeast corner of Arena Central will host a 250 bedroom Holiday Inn Express, which will complement the adjacent Crowne Plaza Hotel. The hotel is due to be completed and ready for occupancy in 2017.
As planning advisor to Arena Central Developments, Chris has secured reserved matters planning consent for 2 major office schemes and has more recently been responsible for securing detailed planning consent for a third, as detailed below. In addition, Chris has secured reserved matters consent for the public realm/landscape infrastructure associated with development of the site, which includes a major north/south pedestrian walkway through the site linking the site to Centenary Square and the surrounding area.
Where necessary, Chris is also managing the discharge of planning conditions across, satisfaction of S106 planning obligations and S278 negotiations.
1 Arena Central is designed for either a single occupier seeking a prominent HQ location or multiple tenants, with flexible and easily sub-divisible floorplates supporting the delivery of several potential office layouts.
Alongside its 135,000 sq.ft of Grade A offices – with typical floorplates of 21,000 sq.ft – 1 Arena Central offers 5,000 sq.ft of high quality retail space with an inset terrace facing out towards Centenary Square.
The upper floors have been designed to accommodate a variety of occupier requirements, with a flexible layout arranged around a central lift core and two perimeter stair cores, with a balcony and terrace on the top floor.
The exterior of 1 Arena Central has been designed to create an impactful and timeless facade with alternating glazed and fully opaque panels creating a tessellated, chequerboard effect around the building.
The basement provides 68 car parking spaces, alongside 54 secure cycle spaces with lockers and showers. Funding is currently being sought to develop 1 Arena Central on a speculative basis.
2 Arena Central is a statement 210,000 sq.ft office building designed by award-winning architects MAKE. In 2015, global bank HSBC announced that it would forward-purchase the full building as the head office of its UK ring-fenced bank serving personal and business customers.
Occupying a prominent position overlooking Broad Street and Centenary Square and the new Arena Central public realm, the target BREEAM Excellent and LEED Gold office space will offer efficient floorplates of up to 21,903 sq.ft over ground and ten upper floors. 2 Arena Central has been designed as three interlocking ‘blocks’,
2 Arena Central features two offset balconies, providing outstanding views across the site’s new public realm and extensive landscaping and Centenary Square.
The building’s distinctive woven cladding pattern creates a distinctive façade with the overlapping masonry ‘ribbons’ colour-matched to the Portland Stone of the adjacent buildings.
With planning consent in place and construction well underway, the building is due for completion in 2017, with HSBC to take occupancy in 2018.
3 Arena Central comprises 233,165 sq.ft of Grade A commercial space over ground and 13 upper ﬂoors. With highly efﬁcient ﬂoorplates of up to 17,957 sq.ft set around an offset core, 3 Arena Central will provide an outstanding business location with geometric glass and metal façades creating a contemporary and complementary reﬂection of the high quality, fully managed public realm in which it will be set.
Alongside the ofﬁce spaces, 3 Arena Central will offer a fully ﬁtted reception at ground ﬂoor and complimentary retail or restaurant provision of circa 3,148 sq.ft.
3 Arena Centre was submitted as a full planning application and following successful completion of the S106 Legal Agreement Full Planning Permission was granted on 19 December 2016 and negotiations are currently underway with a prospective tenant for the building.
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Progress was brought on board in early 2013 to provide a new approach to the planning strategy at Coodham Estate. The site was subject to a restrictive planning consent for residential development tied to the redevelopment and restoration of an A listed property and off-site road improvements. Progress has been responsible for the preparation of a new enabling application seeking a substantial uplift in residential development on site to offset the significant investment already undertaken in the restoration of Coodham House. Progress continues to work with the client to develop a robust planning submission against a background of significant resistance from both council officers and the public.
Key aspects of advice centre upon the preparation of a full Heritage Assessment considering setting and classifying the Estate landscape and heritage value, Landscape & Visual Assessment culminating in an Estate Management Strategy, and ecology and tree studies also inputting to the EMS.
Progress was brought on board by CDP Architects to become planning advisor to Goldrealm Properties the owners of Coodham House Estate in South Ayrshire. Goldrealm have owned Coodham Estate for in excess of 10 years and secured planning permission to restore the Grade A listed Coodham House alongside enabling new build development. Delivery of the new build was tied to the commencement of off-site road works on the adjacent trunk road – outwith the control or influence of the Coodham site owners.
The renovation and restoration of the Listed Building was progressed in good faith and has won many awards.
Unfortunately the restrictions on the delivery of new build over a period of 7 years resulted in significant negative equity on site. Progress was instructed in early 2013 to advise on the preparation and submission of a fresh application to increase the level of enabling new build development on site in order to create an economically viable development and secure a sustainable future for the Estate. Community resistance to the proposed development is vast and a range of detailed studies have been required to support applications in order to demonstrate that the proposed development (circa 110 units) will have a positive impact on the natural environment and is necessary to offset the significant sums spent on the restoration and renovation of the derelict A listed Coodham House. By virtue of site size and scale of development the project was a ‘major application’ and the PAN process was required.
In addition during the course of negotiations with the Council it was clear that an enabling case was required to justify the level of housing proposed, this involved amongst other detailed studies the preparation of a heritage report which clearly assessed the site as a whole and encapsulated the ‘setting’ of the A listed property and the value of the Estate layout, identifying areas where new housing could be absorbed, and / or improve the current landscape, setting and urban form of the Estate. A detailed review of the current ecology and landscape value of the Estate was also undertaken and an Estate Management Plan and costing developed.
This work clearly demonstrated that the longterm neglect of the site and lack of funds to properly manage the natural environment has led to significant decay and decline. The application submission sought to demonstrate that significant improvements to the environment could be achieved through increasing the level of new build on site, enabling cross funding to secure a positive improvement to the natural environment and heritage setting of the Estate. Progress inherited a very complex planning status for the site, and has had to negotiate very carefully with South Ayrshire Council who were very resistant to consideration of further development on site, albeit local political support exists and a planning and legal case is accepted as being well presented and justifiable. The original submission was withdrawn in early 2014 due to the Council’s unwillingness to engage in discussions with Historic Scotland and our Client to agree setting and the heritage statement.
Discussions with Historic Scotland outwith the application process have been positive and Progress continue to advise the site owners at Coodham. A new planning strategy has been presented and it is likely that a new approach and submission to South Ayrshire will be progressed in Autumn 2014. Progress has been responsible for the project management and strategy of this project and has been responsible for the wider consultant team working with key experts in the field of natural and built heritage, ecology, forestry and transportation.
The project has provided invaluable experience in campaigning against Officer recommendation and working with key statutory consultee’s to demonstrate the case for development, against Council. The delivery of Coodham House as a restored and occupied historic property has been a significant benefit of the project and has been subject to a number of awards and commendations. The delivery of a sustainable modern future for the wider Estate is central to the plans for Coodham moving forwards.
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Advising Miller on the implementation of a mixed use development consent purchased from the previous site owners who went into administration. Progress has to date secured consent for 104 residential units and is advising on the reconfiguration of the remaining site area to secure up to 300 residential units and develop a strategy for the remaining business and industrial land included within the site boundary. The site development is subject to a number of constraints including noise, ground conditions and flooding.
The PPiP exerts a number of extraneous conditions and obligations and Progress plays a critical role in developing a commercial planning strategy to our client.
Progress is the planning advisor on the delivery of Phoenix Linwood a major mixed use, residential led development opportunity in Linwood, Paisley.
Our client bought the site subject to a very complex Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) for circa 300 residential units and a substantial area of Class 4, 5 & 6 employment land. Progress has advised the client on planning strategy and has to date secured planning permission for phase 2 residential at Linwood Drive for circa 100 units to compliment phase 1 residential and pub/restaurant already on site. The application was subject to the PAN process and also required significant negotiation due to the impact of neighbouring noise issues which resulted in a revised layout and negotiation on associated conditions and mitigation in this regard.
Progress is currently advising on planning strategy to secure a further 300 residential units within Phase 3 requiring the reconfiguration of indicative plot areas, and the loss of allocated employment land.
Again this site is subject to a number of constraints including flooding/ site contamination/noise and undermining. Progress is currently negotiating with Renfrewshire Council on strategy to progress a formal planning submission and the nature and scope of supporting documentation required to form a successful application.
Progress is managing the consultant team to prepare a robust planning submission and work closely with Council officers to negotiate the application through the determination process addressing any objections and comments raised by consultee’s and reviewing and advising on potential conditions / planning obligations.
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Planning advisor to Miller Developments Ltd on the delivery of D2 Business Park Aberdeen, Progress is responsible for the provision of commercial planning advice to maximise return to the Client and secure consents which enable the delivery of a new business park of the highest calibre within the strongest commercial property market in Scotland at this time. Progress is retained as planning consultant by Miller Developments to advise and act on all planning matters associated with the delivery of 40 ha D2 Business Park, Dyce Drive, Aberdeen. To date Progress has secured a series of reserved matters to enable the delivery of all site infrastructure works and discharge of all pre-development technical consents to enable site access, linkage to park and ride and the creation of plot platforms.
Furthermore Progress has secured permission (by way of aMSC and detailed consents) to develop three plots for significant headquarters and / or major office and warehouse sites. A number of the applications associated with D2 have been ‘major’ applications and have required the Pre-Application Consultation process to be undertaken.
Progress has lead the technical teams to pull together major aMSC and detailed applications to enable significant progress with the delivery of D2 Business Park. Creating a strong open relationship with Aberdeen City Council’s planning and transportation officers has been critical to securing commercial and deliverable consents. The submission of aMSC applications for a development of this nature requires the preparation of a substantive package of information each time. Key discharges for each element of the development include: Drainage, SUDS, Bird Hazard Management Plan, Design, Access, Transportation, lighting, zero carbon study, Construction Environmental Management Plan etc. Progress is responsible for instructing and pulling together all documentation and ensuring that each plot discharges, in full, all matters required to enable a commencement of development on site. Critical to the process of negotiating these applications to determination is ensuring that no further conditions are added to consents which result in further onerous obligations to the develop and / or future occupier.
Progress has also advised on and secured amendments to the Section 75 agreement pertaining to the site, and has sought a variation to the original PPiP to remove conditions which are no longer relevant to the principle of development. Providing advice to our client which is commercial and takes cognisance of not only their own immediate interest but also that of their future investors, purchasers or occupiers is critical to the ongoing role as planning advisor.
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Omega is a £1bn, 233ha (575acres) mixed-use development of national importance that will be delivered over the next 20 years and create in excess of 30,000 jobs. Omega is currently the largest mixed-use development site in the North West on England. With immediate access to the region’s motorway network from Junction 8 of the M62, it’s unrivalled location has already proved attractive a variety of B2 Industrial & B8 Logistics occupiers. Omega also benefits from an outline planning consent which could deliver up to 850,000 sq.ft of high quality offices over the coming years.
Progress Planning have managed all of the statutory planning approvals required by the developer, Omega Warrington Ltd (OWL) over the course of the last 6 years, leading to over 6.2 million sq.ft of consented B2 & B8 floorspace across, of which nearly 4 million sq.ft has already come forward through reserved matters applications on either a speculative or occupier led basis.
Additionally, in May 2016, an outline planning application was approved by Warrington Borough Council’s planning committee for around 1,100 new homes and opportunities for convenience retail and leisure facilities. In addition to securing this outline planning permission, Progress have advised OWL on the disposal of the first two phases of residential development and co-ordinated the approval of off-plot detailed approvals and the discharge of conditions to facilitate development.
For more information please follow the attached link: http://www.omegaopportunity.com
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Project Velocity 194 is a mixed-use commercial scheme comprising of a 14,585 sq.m B2/B8 warehouse and two 2,000-2,500 sq.m A1/A3 retail units on a 4.1ha brownfield site located in Washington on the outskirts of Sunderland. Progress Planning have recently secured full planning permission for the first phase of development on the site, the B2/B8 warehouse, which is being marketed primarily for occupiers associated with the commercial supply chain that serves the nearby Nissan Car manufacturing facility.
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