Leigh Court shortlisted for Planning Award

London

12.03.2017

Child Graddon Lewis is delighted to announce that our Leigh Court scheme, for client IDM Properties, has been shortlisted at this year’s Planning Awards in the Award for Regeneration category.

The project, part of the former G Plan factory in High Wycombe, was awarded planning consent by Wycombe District Council in October 2017. This was a notable milestone for the scheme as counsellors voiced excitement over the long-overdue development of this site and praised the design for its bold and striking industrial aesthetic and the sensitive juxtaposition of modern and historic architecture.

CGL’s role on Leigh Court has developed considerably since an initial appointment in 2004 to formulate proposals for Birch House, a historic commercial building on the site. After assisting WDC in establishing the Leigh Street Furniture Heritage Conservation Area in 2005, CGL was then commissioned to prepare a development brief for the wider area. This included a strategy for preserving and enhancing heritage assets in the form of a collection of Victorian industrial buildings, with historical elements playing a key part in the scheme’s formation. This formed part of WDC’s policy adopted in the Leigh Street Quarter Development Brief in 2008.

The team was also asked to include a strategy for preserving and enhancing heritage assets in the form of a collection of Victorian industrial buildings, with historical elements playing a key part in the scheme’s formation.

Altogether, CGL’s role has included masterplanning, urban design and consultation with key stakeholders, council departments and the wider public.

The Planning Awards aim to celebrate excellence in planning and place making, with submissions across 25 categories. The award ceremony will take place on 6th June 2018.

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