Monday, April 15, 2024

Architects secure unprecedented hat-trick of planning approvals

An East Midlands architect firm has celebrated a notable hat-trick after it received an “unprecedented” three planning approvals in the same week.

Ashbourne-based Matthew Montague is now preparing for work to start at a trio of projects across the region having secured permission for an industrial development in Mansfield, two new dwellings in North-West Leicestershire and a meditation centre in Etwall.

In Mansfield, an old dilapidated building will be demolished and replaced with three modern, efficient, sustainable buildings. Relocating one business and creating employment opportunities in the additional buildings.

Two agricultural Dutch barns in the picturesque village of Breedon-on-the-Hill will be replaced with two ultra-modern family homes.

Architect Daniel Evans said: “It’s taken two years to get planning permission, the location is stunning, construction starts on site early 2024, they going to be beautiful new homes.”

Finally, South Derbyshire District Council has granted planning approval for a new meditation hall at the Grade II-listed Ashe Hall in Etwall on behalf of the Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre.

Matthew Montague, who established the firm in 2008, said “All three projects are wonderful examples of the work across the East Midlands that we are privileged to be commissioned to undertake and to get planning permission for three schemes of this nature in the same week is unprecedented.

“All three are unique and we are looking forward to seeing work getting underway, especially on the meditation hall at the Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre.

“It’s not every day you get asked to design a building like this, it’s the only facility of its kind in the UK and it’s been a fantastic project for the practice.”

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