Manchester Central Lighting, Manchester

Client: Manchester Central Status: in progress RJP is instructed by Manchester Central to apply for listed building consent for the installation of up-lighting at the front entrance of this Grade II* listed building.  The proposal is designed to highlight the arch that is a main feature of this iconic Manchester building. Back to Cultural Projects

Tatton Park Biennial

Client: Cheshire East Council Status: Complete The Tatton Park Biennial, ‘Flights of Fancy’, opened to the public on 12 May 2012.  We worked with the Biennial curators and management team at the Park to review the potential planning implications of the outdoor sculptures and installations.  We progressed applications for the installations that exceeded thresholds for permitted…

Trowbridge Street mural

Client: Buckingham Group Contracting Limited Status: Complete In 2016, RJP worked with Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd, Network Rail and artist Stephen Broadbent on plans to upgrade a locally significant mural on Trowbridge Street, close to Liverpool Lime Street station.  The project forms part of Network Rail’s programme to upgrade rail services in the Liverpool City region.…

Didsbury Park, Manchester

Client: Private Status: On-going RJP was initially instructed to progress an application for the remodelling and extension of a detached house in the St. James’ Conservation Area in Didsbury, south Manchester.  Manchester City Council approved the proposal in 2017.  We are now instructed to progress a second application, this time to demolish and replace the…

Bury Green Belt

Client: Private land owner Status: Approved We advised our client on a potential infill residential development in the Green Belt.  Our feasibility work identified opportunities to promote the scheme on the basis of policies for infill development and re-use of brownfield land. In March 2015, Bury Council voted unanimously to approve the application for the demolition…

Edge Fold Road, Salford

Client: Salford City College and Laurus Homes Status: Complete In 2016, RJP was instructed by Salford City College to progress an outline planning application for residential development at Edgefold Road in Walkden.  Salford City College had resolved to unlock funding for investment in their Salford education campus network by disposing of surplus and redundant spaces…

Thomas Street, Manchester

Client: Agecroft Investment Company Status: Ongoing RJP is instructed to advise and progress an application for the redevelopment of a site in the Smithfield Conservation Area in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. Existing buildings on the site are not listed, but the impact of the proposals on the Conservation Area is a critical consideration. We…

Store Street Car Park

Client: NCP Status: Ongoing RJP successfully secured permission to extend the life of temporary consents for parking adjacent to Manchester Piccadilly station.  Both sites are operated by NCP.  We combined two historic approvals into a single application and turned around the submission quickly to ensure that sites could remain active.  RJP continues to advise NCP…

Manchester Crematorium

Client: Manchester Crematorium Status: Under construction We joined forces with Richard Drinkwater Architects and heritage expert Bernadette Bone to develop a high-quality design solution for an office to meet the growing needs of the Crematorium operations. The scheme needed to be sympathetic to its heritage context which includes a Grade II listed chapel. In June 2016 Manchester City Council…