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We have joined forces with the family office of local entrepreneur, Oliver Cookson, to deliver a high-quality residential scheme on a historic 1800s police station site at Goulden Street, in New Cross, delivering 81 apartments in a mix of one and two bedroom apartments, duplex penthouse apartments and townhouses.

The scheme is a mixture of new-build and retention of the historic structures on the site. Many of the properties are integrated within the existing boundary walls of the original police and fire station from 1872, which will help to create unique living spaces with feature windows formed within the original openings. The original 25m chimney stack is retained as a centrepiece in the residents courtyard, with a lantern feature to be installed on the crown.

Our managing director, Howard Lord commented: “New Cross is an exciting emerging district with this historic site right at its heart. We’re excited to play our part in the area’s regeneration and continue our track record of celebrating historic buildings and structures, and incorporating them into our projects as we did with the nearby Popworks project and as we have done elsewhere. 

This fits with our ethos of reuse of existing structures where possible to minimise waste and carbon output in development.” 

Oliver Cookson said: “I am very pleased to be able to invest back in the community where I have my roots and to actively participate in the rejuvenation of the city through this redevelopment. The project will transform a landmark left abandoned into high quality housing affordable to many Manchester young professionals.

We have retained Tim Groom Architects and Youth as our interior design partners for Peelers Yard.

We have several schemes in Greater Manchester, including the 45-home SONA development, which is due to complete in Autumn 2023, and we have recently submitted planning permission for our third Old Trafford Civic Quarter scheme, Velocity.

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