The former quarry site will hold a collection of three new detached dwellings which have been strategically designed to enhance the natural settings and reference the site’s Victorian heritage.
Prior to construction, in August 2019 Architectural practice Mitchell Eley Gould was presented with the Cook Brown ‘Design Excellence Award’. The judges gave merit for the impeccable design of the dwellings, with good use of the site and topography of the area, the sympathetic design utilising natural surroundings and incorporation of sustainable features.
The main stone-clad house will take up residence next to a lake which has naturally formed from the quarry excavations, whilst the two smaller properties sit comfortably along the tree line.
The materials have been chosen to note the industrial heritage of the site, using a local grey-blue sandstone, which references the timber structure of the (since demolished) Tytherington Train Station which once served the quarry.
“We have been working closely with Mitchell Eley Gould from design stage – when they were successful in winning the Design Excellence Award – and we are now undertaking site inspections as construction works progress. We are very excited to see the award-winning design in its completed form.”
Operations Director, Andy Clark
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