Feb 24th

Work starts on final phase of Blacon Parade, Chester

Work has started on the final phase of Sanctuary Homes’ Blacon Parade in Chester to deliver a new medical centre at Blacon Parade with housing above, next to the existing Parade Enterprise Centre.

Brock Carmichael has been responsible for the masterplan, concept design and executive delivery for the £19m major mixed-use regeneration of this centre of the 14,000 resident Blacon Estate in Chester.

The scheme is being delivered by an innovative partnership between Sanctuary and Cheshire West and Chester Council including Cheshire NHS and other vital local community organisations. The Parade Enterprise Centre, already completed, is run by Avenue Services, a joint venture between Sanctuary Group and Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Sanctuary’s senior development manager Danielle Wrigley said: “I’m delighted to see the redevelopment of final stage of The Parade beginning to take shape with the new GP surgery and health centre which, along with 16 apartments, will be a significant addition to the local area.

“This development further underlines Sanctuary’s ongoing commitment to Blacon and the wider Cheshire West and Chester region.”

Our masterplan has provided substantial refurbishment of the neighbourhood centre, 62 new build housing units, including a 36 unit sheltered housing scheme, a fully refurbished local retail centre, a new anchor store occupied by Spar, an Enterprise Office Centre, Library and 1,000sqm. new flexible community building.

Key to the success of the project has been sustained and effective consultation between key local stakeholders and the wider community. The project has now moved into the implementation phase with ourselves leading on executive delivery.

Work is expected to be completed by Spring 2022.

Jan 22nd

Brock Carmichael celebrates 50 years of Architectural Excellence and Urban Transformation

This year marks a momentous milestone for Brock Carmichael as the Liverpool-headquartered RIBA Chartered Practice proudly celebrates 50 years’ of influencing the architectural landscape of Liverpool as well as towns and cities nationally and internationally.

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Nov 18th

Martins Bank receives planning approval

The iconic Martins Bank building has received planning permission and listed building consent from Liverpool City Council, allowing plans for 140,000 sq ft of grade A office accommodation to go ahead.

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Nov 7th

Two schemes shortlisted at Insider North West Residential Property Awards 2023

Two Brock Carmichael schemes, Foxwood & Sycamore and Spinners Brook, have been shortlisted at the Insider North West Residential Property Awards 2023.

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Sep 1st

Part I journey comes to an end for Caitlin…

Today, we say a (temporary) goodbye to one of our brilliant Part I Architectural Assistants, Caitlin Brangwyn.

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Aug 23rd

Rochdale Retrofit Scheme Wins at North West Regional Construction Awards

An ongoing retrofit scheme to decarbonise municipal buildings for Rochdale Borough Council has won the Value Award at the North West Regional Construction Awards.

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Apr 14th

Bath Junction Shortlisted for Best Housing Scheme 2022

One of our large ongoing projects has been shortlisted for the Best Housing Scheme at the Planning Awards 2022!

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