Westwick Street Development
A proposal to redevelop the decommissioned telephone repeater station at 70 Westwick Street. The approved scheme, designed by LSI Architects, includes the demolition of the existing building and redevelopment to provide 42 high quality, one- and two-bedroom apartments, with associated amenity areas, car, and cycle parking. In response to the site’s heritage and residential context, a blend of local brick is proposed in combination with traditional pitched roof forms. The landscaping proposals comprise a series of stepped and accessible terraces, with soft landscaping interventions that will bring an ecological enhancement to the development.
The contemporary development unlocks views of key landmarks in the area such as City Hall, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, and the church towers of St. Giles and St Gregory’s, whilst safeguarding the Grade II listed New Mills Pumping Station in the immediate vicinity. The scheme celebrates the character of its riverside setting and, with the provision of good quality housing within this sustainable location, will bring about an overall improvement to the conservation area.