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Track Record

Have a look at our track record and developments which brings waterside locations back to life for a new generation, as inspiring places for people to live, work and enjoy.

Granary Wharf - Leeds

Partners - Waterside Places (formerly ISIS Waterside Regeneration)

Waterside Places secured planning consent for the site in 2006, and over four years transformed what was a derelict car park, into a fantastic new destination featuring a contemporary selection of apartments, hotel, commercial spaces and a revitalised waterside.

The first of the area’s now award-winning residential developments, the eye-catching copper-clad Waterman’s Place, was completed early 2009 and all apartments sold by the end of 2012. The much admired cylindrical Candle House was completed in 2010. Each of the residential buildings has its own communal terrace garden, offering stunning views across the city, the glistening waterfront and the Yorkshire Dales beyond.

Connectivity was key to the regeneration process, and as part of the development a new walkway was created, the Waterman’s Bridge, which provides another route from the Wharf to the city centre. In 2014, the construction of a keenly anticipated walkway will directly link Granary Wharf to Leeds train station has commenced and will be completed in 2016.

The commercial units at Granary Wharf combine the heritage of the area with a modern offering, with the original railway arches now home to a thriving community of independent bars and cafes which complement the contemporary hotel DoubleTree by Hilton, which sits between the two residential blocks and offers the stunning 13th Floor SkyLounge bar.

Visit the Granary Wharf website www.granarywharf.co.uk for more details.

Hayhurst Quay – Northwich

Partners – H20 Bloc

The Hayhurst Quay scheme has created a vibrant waterfront development, providing public access to a previously private waterfront.  It has created a high quality waterside public space, successfully integrated with a new marina providing 40 moorings and a new elegant 18,000 sq. ft. Waitrose food store. 

The site previously comprised redundant and derelict commercial buildings, a mooring scheme in need of investment and improvement and a derelict floating hotel.  The collective impact of this was an unattractive, underused and unloved section of river through the Town.

Development of the site has created an already well used public waterfront space for the town.  It offers a high quality, sustainable and contemporary environment which establishes a precedent for other waterfront schemes in the pipeline elsewhere in Northwich. The new open space also creatively incorporates heritage features, such as the historic slipway, within its very fabric, to strengthen its links with the water and its historic boating past. 

Phase Two of development has recently commenced, which will provide extra care residential accommodation for older residents.  It will also create a waterfront restaurant unit offering views over the River, Marina and swing bridges.  This will provide a much needed leisure resource for Northwich, drawing a range of users to the waterfront throughout the day and evening.

For more information on the extra care residential facilities please visit Mccarthy and Stone - Northwich

AldcliffeYard – Lancaster

Partners – H2O Urban

Aldcliffe Yard comprises a small bespoke waterside development of 14 family homes in the heart of Lancaster which is now complete and ready for new residents. 

The site, which sits within a conservation area was a former British Waterways office and Yard and includes two Grade II listed buildings. The development has seen the sympathetic refurbishment of the listed buildings and construction of brand new three and four bedroom houses.

Several of the homes were completed using a trail blazing ‘custom build’ approach to house building. Buyers bought their plot outright and controlled the design and internal layout but the house was constructed by the development project’s professional builders - a less daunting version of ‘self- build’, offering potential savings on the final market value.  Supporting the government’s policy to promote self-build and the conversion of redundant buildings, Aldcliffe Yard was even featured on a BBC Panorama programme in March 2015 as an exemplar scheme for solving Britain’s housing shortage.

James Lazarus, head of property development at the Canal & River Trust, said: "This site contains some wonderful historic buildings which have been lying empty for a number of years. It is fantastic to see them brought back into productive use again and transformed into family homes. Everyone using the canal benefits from the area being upgraded and improved."

To make an appointment to see the new Aldcliffe Yard show home, contact estate agent Olivia Baron at Fisher Wrathall, email olivia@fisherwrathall.co.uk. Tel 01524 68822.

Last date edited: 30 August 2016