Yorkshire’s Finest Property Awards 2007: Most Innovative Development Plan (shortlisted)
Landmarks (UK) Ltd was responsible for the transformation of the former West Marton Creamery, between Skipton and Clitheroe, into a 22-home development set around a village green.
The estate, consisting of a mixture of luxury and affordable homes, also required investment in energy and water mains, and we utilised innovative alternative energy sources. The drainage was provided by a reed bed drainage system, while a communal woodchip boiler enabled the local woodland to become a viable commodity. We also boosted local employment by introducing ‘rural workshop’ schemes.
Due to site constraints the first five properties were manufactured in a modular system and bought to site by 22 wagons and within a week were assembled and watertight, enabling the show house to be opened within 6 months of the commencing of the demolition of the original 22 000 square foot creamery and associated building, despite the presence of asbestos creating delays with the demolition.
Additional benefits of this type of construction were noticed by the residents with the reduction of heavy wagons for a prolonged period of time. Recycling systems have also been utilised where possible with the existing creamery crushed and the hard core tested and re-used within the site. Surplus hard core was exchanged for topsoil for other local sites minimising transport pollution within this small village.
The houses are principally built form natural stone with a variety of stone, render and natural slate finishes.
In recognition of the original and high-quality transformation of the disused brownfield site, the development was shortlisted for “Most Innovative Development Plan” at the Yorkshire’s Finest Property Awards (2007).
|Start Date||16th October 2006|
|End Date:||12th January 2012|