We are delighted that two of our largest housing schemes were both granted planning approval at this week’s committee. In total, the scheme designs include nearly 300 dwellings on sites in St. Mellons and Llanrumney and form an integral part of the Cardiff Housing Partnership Programme. Along with our colleagues at Wates, we eagerly await the start on site.
Pentan Architects is pleased to announce that, from 1st August 2016, over half of its 25 staff will be share-holding members of the practice. Martin Doyle, Claire Griffiths, Karen Lock, Lindsey Rees, Michael Riley, Jordan Scarr, Dafydd Tanner, Chris Wilkins and Geraint Williams have now joined John Carter, Jim Dale, Ed Green, Andrew Hole, Andrew Lewis, Alun Lock and Stephen Thwaites as shareholding members of Pentan Architects.
This is a considerable widening of the shares-ownership base of Pentan Architects and, coming 21 years after the formation of the practice, represents a significant step towards its ambition of common ownership.
The four founding and still-very-active directors, Andrew, Jim, John & Steve are delighted that so many of their colleagues have shown such a wholehearted commitment to Pentan; and they look forward to a further expansion of ownership in the future. They make the point that the Pentan team is its most valuable resource; and highlight this significant ownership move as further evidence of the Pentan ‘family’ spirit in action, as it strives to meet and, if it can, exceed its clients’ aspirations.
Our proposals for an 18 apartment extension to an existing sheltered housing scheme in Pershore, Worcestershire, for our clients Rooftop Housing Group, secured unanimous support at the latest planning committee meeting. The development will also provide a new community cafe, gym, health suite and IT facilities for both new and existing residents to benefit from. A new glazed link with ‘gold’ cladding houses the new communal facilities with the 18no. 1 and 2 bedroom apartments situated on the edge of the meadows with views towards the River Avon.
We are very pleased to hear that the planning application for our Lansbury Close housing scheme was approved at this month’s committee meeting. Designed for Valleys to Coast Housing Association, the scheme provides 4 no. new 2 bedroom houses and 8 new apartments on an edge of settlement site in Maesteg.
Pentan Architects have recently submitted a planning application for 193 new dwellings on the Willowbrook West site in St. Mellons, Cardiff. The second site in our partnership project with developer Wates and Cardiff Council proposes a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses, both for sale and affordable, new public open spaces and a new wetland area. The existing mature landscape will give the scheme instant character and our new contemporary homes bringing a unique identity to this new scheme.