Planning Approved; Seven new apartments in Shirebrook

We are proud to announce that planning was recently approved under delegated powers for the extension of Shirebrook Miners Welfare Centre, near Mansfield. The project comprises of multiple extensions at first floor level and an internal remodel of the existing first floor areas.

The proposal has been part of 12 months of complex discussions and negotiations with Structural Engineers, Bolsover District Council and our very own Project Lead, Jade Owens.

Jade Owens Commented:

“Very happy for the client that the proposal has been approved. I am excited to be progressing forward with the project as it moves into its technical design phase.”

The intention was to maximise the yield with 7 PRS apartments of an existing Miners Welfare Centre to assist the charity’s longevity and revitalisation.

The concept for the proposal was heavily influenced by the existing single storey structure whilst also inspired by the lives of the coal miners and industrial works who socialise at the Welfare Center. The ‘saw tooth roof’ pays homage to the older style saw tooth roofs of the factories of Mansfield’s industrial heritage whilst the charged dark timber cladding focuses the mind back to the coal mining era in the local area of Shirebrook and North Nottinghamshire.

Due to the complex requirement of structure a Timber Pre-Fabricated system was proposed in order to spread load evenly over the existing structure.

The central courtyard on the first floor brings all of the new apartments to one central communal area for fair weather socialising and to tie in with the existing community spirit of the building.

Overall, this milestone symbolises more than 12 months hard work from the project team here at Acres Architecture as well as the combined efforts and direction of the client and supporting project team.

Founder & Managing Director Edward Acres Commented:

“The approval was met with a cheers and high fives all round in the office as this project has been a challenging, yet rewarding. It represents fantastic new proposed construction techniques that breakaway from the norm in order to meet the specific and complex requirements of a project such as this. Gaining planning approval sets the bar even higher for our next potential project of this nature.”


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