Manchester Central Lighting, Manchester

Client: Manchester Central Status: Approved 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.…

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…

NCP Willmott Street Car Park

Client: NCP Status: Approved RJP is pleased to announce that we have secured planning permission on behalf of NCP Limited for a new temporary car park at Wilmott Street, Manchester.  RJP co-ordinated the application with inputs from fellow co-consultants Drinkwater Architects, Curtins, and Cundalls.  The temporary car park will make good use of a currently…

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…

Northern Powerhouse Rail

Client: Mott MacDonald, Network Rail, Transport for the North. Status: in progress Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) is a major strategic rail programme, designed to transform connectivity between the key economic centres of the North.  The programme promises radical changes in service patterns and journey times.  RJP is working with Network Rail and Mott MacDonalds advising…