Marconi Evolution (Former Marconi, New Street)
The long vacant former industrial site is being redeveloped with a residential led regeneration scheme. The Grade II listed 1912 office building on New Street, the Power House and Water Tower have all been retained as part of this redevelopment and have been refurbished to a high standard. The 1912 building now provides new headquarters for Benefit Cosmetics, a global cosmetic brand, with the Power House converted to a residents’ gym.
Across the site there will be a wide range of properties and buildings arranged on the concept of ‘connections and spaces’. The blocks will range from 2 to 7 storeys with two storey terraced houses and a three storey block of apartments fronting Marconi Road. A number of vibrant materials will be used in the exterior design of the new buildings.
A new pedestrian and cycle route through the site will enable better connections from New Street to the rail station. This will provide a link to a number of open spaces within the site including a pocket park. A legal agreement secures affordable housing, transport improvements, sports and open space improvements to Central Park and public art.
An application has been submitted for a part 16 and part 6 storey building known as Block M on the Marconi site, reference 15/02114/FUL. This is an amendment to the original application 12/01789/FUL which was for the redevelopment of the entire Marconi site. Block M as approved under reference 12/01789/FUL was for 6,198 square metres of Class B1(a) (office) floorspace within a seven storey building with six allocated parking spaces.
The amended application is currently under consideration and is on a period of public consultation. The plans and supporting documents are available to view on the website. The block would be mixed use and contain 78 residential units and over 200sq m of commercial floorspace at ground level. The block would have 25 one and 53 two bedroom apartments.
Work is progressing concurrently on most of the blocks. There are currently around 30 occupied dwellings which are a mix of affordable and market housing.
Building works commenced across the site.
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