April 21, 2023

Tideswell Co-op unanimously approved at planning committee

Tideswell Co-op designed by C+A Design in Hathersage is unanimously approved at planning committee

A new convenience store is coming to Tideswell, a picturesque civil parish nestled in the heart of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire. The development has been unanimously approved by the Peak District National Park Planning Authority and will involve the construction of a new building to house the Co-op, which will relocate from its current undersized premises. The new building has been designed by C+A Design, who were appointed by Ackroyd and Abbott Limited to provide architectural and visualisation services. The design has been commended by the planning committee for its thoughtful approach to preserving the character of this part of Tideswell while providing much-needed convenience store services.

One of the key design considerations was how to minimise the visual impact of the new building while still providing a modern, functional space that meets the needs of the local community. The site layout was carefully planned to achieve this, using the building to screen the associated car park and creating a more seamless transition between the new building and the existing surroundings. The building was also designed to reflect the traditional architecture of the area, with walls made from sandstone with sandstone quoins, blending seamlessly with the surrounding buildings. The roof, on the other hand, was designed with a more modern touch, using dark grey standing seam cladding to give a sleek, contemporary look.

One of the main challenges in designing the new building was the need to balance modern convenience with the traditional character of the area. C+A Design took great care to select materials that would blend in with the local architecture while still providing a functional and modern space for the Co-op. By using a mix of traditional and modern materials, C+A Design were able to create a building that is both visually appealing and practical.

In addition to the visual design of the building, C+A Design also took care to design a space that would be comfortable and welcoming for customers. The interior of the building was designed to make efficient use of space while still providing a comfortable shopping environment. Large windows were incorporated to let in plenty of natural light, creating a bright and airy space that is inviting to customers.

Moreover, the development is expected to create new jobs in the area, providing employment opportunities for local people and helping to boost the local economy. The new convenience store is expected to be a popular destination for both locals and visitors, providing a valuable service to the community while contributing to the vibrancy of Tideswell.

Overall, the design of the new convenience store in Tideswell is a great example of how modern convenience can be blended with traditional architecture to create a functional and visually appealing space. By carefully selecting materials and designing a layout that is sympathetic to the surrounding area, C+A Design have created a building that will be a valuable addition to the local community for years to come.

To learn more about the project and see more images go to our project page

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