Erection of new build “SKYHouse” dwellings on former mill site
Working closely with CEG and Barratt Homes & David Wilson Homes Yorkshire West, CODA Planning submitted a comprehensive Reserved Matters application for the redevelopment of part of the former Oughtibridge Mill site. The scheme sought to introduce the SKYHouse design concept in the locality – being well received as a design solution by the local planning authority.
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This was a great project to work on but one that came with a set of very specific challenges. Not only was there the site’s past, which everybody was determined had to be preserved, but there was also the fact that we had to create two family homes in what is actually quite a small space. We came up with a design that filled all Nik and Jon’s wishes, a brilliantly contemporary pair of properties that also pays tribute to the story of the site and, through the use of materials, to the bigger story of Sheffield’s industrial heritage.
The 80-metre dam, which once provided power for the corn mill, has also been cleaned and restored, providing a haven for kingfishers and other wildlife.