Abbot's Wood, Northgate Chester

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We are MHA Architects

MHA were appointed by Your Housing Group to provide 131 apartments plus ancillary services including bistro, communal lounges, laundry, offices and day-care facilities.

We successfully exploited the changing site levels to make a transition from two storey elements at each end of the development site to four storeys toward its centre. The scheme was arranged over two blocks with a glazed bridge link connection, to allow potential future public transport system links to cross the site by running between the north and south blocks.

The challenges of this project also involved addressing archaeological issues, acoustic and access constraints relating to a live rail line along one site boundary and complex site topography. The detailed design proposals were also subject to a rigorous public, planning and conservation review and consultation process. All parties were delighted with the scheme which was a finalist in the LABC awards and won a commendation by the Chester Civic Trust.