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Planning has been approved for an important mixed-use scheme in Macclesfield which will create new employment opportunities for the town. Cheshire East Council has given the green light to the scheme on Goodall Street by local developer, Silkdale Living. When complete it will deliver housing, a 7-bed assisted living facility and a 3,500 sq ft office building. Designed by award-winning Macclesfield based BAND Architects, it will include 7 three-storey townhouses with an innovative layout that maximises living areas, and enjoys access to outdoor spaces at all levels, including a stunning urban style roof garden located at first floor level to the rear of the properties. Matthew Gibbons of Silkdale Living said: “We are looking forward to delivering this development which will breathe new life into this area of the town and will create much-needed jobs as well as superbly designed new housing. It will also create a new and attractive street front for Goodall Street and, as with all our schemes, we will focus on creating desirable and attractive homes as well as delivering well designed, modern work space alongside a much-needed care facility. We will be looking to use local suppliers and contractors as much as possible.” Commenting on the design David Wilcock of BAND Architects said: “We are passionate about building high quality homes which are design-led as we firmly believe that good quality buildings improve people’s lives and wellbeing. We will be utilising modern, efficient construction methods to create sought after contemporary living and working spaces within a modern and forward looking design. It’s an exciting time to be an architect in the town and we are constantly inspired by Macclesfield’s creative energy and unique character.” BAND Architects has won and been nominated for a series of design awards for its work including re-developing the offices of Macclesfield’s Peaks and Plains Housing Trust at Ropewalks on Bond Street.
The team is committed to bringing forward the same high quality design principles for residents of the town and are working on a series of other developments with Silkdale Living including 8 properties nearing completion on Loney Street (pictured above).

May 2018

Delivering award winning design for Peaks and Plains at Ropewalks

We are very excited that our Ropewalks fit-out for Peaks and Plains Housing Trust in Macclesfield has been shortlisted for a string of awards. Last year we won the Mixology Best Public Sector Project Award which now takes pride of place in our office on Jordangate in Macclesfield. The scheme was also shortlisted in the Northern Design Awards for Best Interior Commercial Design category. Now Ropewalks is up for two more awards this month. Firstly, the British Council of Offices Awards (BCO) which take place at The Principal hotel on Oxford Road on Thursday. If we win then Ropewalks will be the first in Cheshire to win in the projects up to 1500m2 category so we are keeping everything crossed. On the 17th May we will also be attending the twentieth annual North West Business Insider Property Awards which will see over 1000 of the region’s property sector gather at Manchester Central. Ropewalks is shortlisted in the Commercial fit-out category alongside six other superb schemes from right across the region.
It is especially good to be able to showcase our designs at the Insider awards alongside our fantastic fit-out contractor Brown and Bancroft. You can read more about the Ropewalks project by clicking on the pdf link below. We look forward to celebrating with the North West’s finest and hopefully adding to our collection of awards.

MIX INTERIORS/Peaks and Plains case study/PDF

May 2018

'Someone told me it's all happening at the Zoo'...

...I do believe it, I do believe it's true!
Macclesfield designers BAND Architects have created a unique public pavilion building called The Botanist LAB, as part of a ground-breaking summer exhibition at Chester Zoo. The Botanist LAB is one of 9 specially commissioned installations for the Zoo’s Wild World’s Festival which takes place from 26th May to 30th September. The pavilion building, which was built to a limited budget of £25,000, forms the hub for the Festival and sits within a garden area which has designed by RHS gold medalist and Garden Designer of the Year, Ula Maria of Studio Unwired. The Botanist’s LAB has been designed by David Wilcock and Paul Healy-Jones of BAND Architects to encourage people to connect with Ula’s exhibition space, creating a place where science and nature unite. With a nod to a traditional science lab, which is the source of inspiration for the space, the garden contains a student workshop and outdoor research room for learning. BAND’s pavilion building provides opportunities for indoor learning, interpretation and will even be used as a flexible event space during the festival. Somethin' tells me it's all happening at the zoo!

December 2017

BAND Architects MIXOLOGY 2017 win

We are so pleased to have won Public Sector Interiors Project of the Year for our refit of Peaks and Plains Offices in Macclesfield. An absolutely fantastic event at Manchester Central last night Mix Media Ltd. Massive thanks to Peaks and Plains for their confidence in us and their unwavering, bold and ambitious brief. To Brown and Bancroft Interiors for their collaborative approach and commitment to the vision throughout the project. To the whole team of consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, sub-contractors and local artists who's contributions were exceptional. You know who you are. Now we're off to continue the celebrations!

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Planning has been approved for an important mixed-use scheme in Macclesfield which will create new employment opportunities for the town. Cheshire East Council has given the green light to the scheme on Goodall Street by local developer, Silkdale Living. When complete it will deliver housing, a 7-bed assisted living facility and a 3,500 sq ft office building. Designed by award-winning Macclesfield based BAND Architects, it will include 7 three-storey townhouses with an innovative layout that maximises living areas, and enjoys access to outdoor spaces at all levels, including a stunning urban style roof garden located at first floor level to the rear of the properties. Matthew Gibbons of Silkdale Living said: “We are looking forward to delivering this development which will breathe new life into this area of the town and will create much-needed jobs as well as superbly designed new housing. It will also create a new and attractive street front for Goodall Street and, as with all our schemes, we will focus on creating desirable and attractive homes as well as delivering well designed, modern work space alongside a much-needed care facility. We will be looking to use local suppliers and contractors as much as possible.” Commenting on the design David Wilcock of BAND Architects said: “We are passionate about building high quality homes which are design-led as we firmly believe that good quality buildings improve people’s lives and wellbeing. We will be utilising modern, efficient construction methods to create sought after contemporary living and working spaces within a modern and forward looking design. It’s an exciting time to be an architect in the town and we are constantly inspired by Macclesfield’s creative energy and unique character.” BAND Architects has won and been nominated for a series of design awards for its work including re-developing the offices of Macclesfield’s Peaks and Plains Housing Trust at Ropewalks on Bond Street.
The team is committed to bringing forward the same high quality design principles for residents of the town and are working on a series of other developments with Silkdale Living including 8 properties nearing completion on Loney Street (pictured above).
We are very excited that our Ropewalks fit-out for Peaks and Plains Housing Trust in Macclesfield has been shortlisted for a string of awards. Last year we won the Mixology Best Public Sector Project Award which now takes pride of place in our office on Jordangate in Macclesfield. The scheme was also shortlisted in the Northern Design Awards for Best Interior Commercial Design category. Now Ropewalks is up for two more awards this month. Firstly, the British Council of Offices Awards (BCO) which take place at The Principal hotel on Oxford Road on Thursday. If we win then Ropewalks will be the first in Cheshire to win in the projects up to 1500m2 category so we are keeping everything crossed. On the 17th May we will also be attending the twentieth annual North West Business Insider Property Awards which will see over 1000 of the region’s property sector gather at Manchester Central. Ropewalks is shortlisted in the Commercial fit-out category alongside six other superb schemes from right across the region. It is especially good to be able to showcase our designs at the Insider awards alongside our fantastic fit-out contractor Brown and Bancroft. You can read more about the Ropewalks project by clicking on the pdf link below. We look forward to celebrating with the North West’s finest and hopefully adding to our collection of awards.
...I do believe it, I do believe it's true!
Macclesfield designers BAND Architects have created a unique public pavilion building called The Botanist LAB, as part of a ground-breaking summer exhibition at Chester Zoo. The Botanist LAB is one of 9 specially commissioned installations for the Zoo’s Wild World’s Festival which takes place from 26th May to 30th September. The pavilion building, which was built to a limited budget of £25,000, forms the hub for the Festival and sits within a garden area which has designed by RHS gold medalist and Garden Designer of the Year, Ula Maria of Studio Unwired. The Botanist’s LAB has been designed by David Wilcock and Paul Healy-Jones of BAND Architects to encourage people to connect with Ula’s exhibition space, creating a place where science and nature unite. With a nod to a traditional science lab, which is the source of inspiration for the space, the garden contains a student workshop and outdoor research room for learning. BAND’s pavilion building provides opportunities for indoor learning, interpretation and will even be used as a flexible event space during the festival. Somethin' tells me it's all happening at the zoo!
We are so pleased to have won Public Sector Interiors Project of the Year for our refit of Peaks and Plains Offices in Macclesfield. An absolutely fantastic event at Manchester Central last night Mix Media Ltd. Massive thanks to Peaks and Plains for their confidence in us and their unwavering, bold and ambitious brief. To Brown and Bancroft Interiors for their collaborative approach and commitment to the vision throughout the project. To the whole team of consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, sub-contractors and local artists who's contributions were exceptional. You know who you are. Now we're off to continue the celebrations!
Planning has been approved for an important mixed-use scheme in Macclesfield which will create new employment opportunities for the town. Cheshire East Council has given the green light to the scheme on Goodall Street by local developer, Silkdale Living. When complete it will deliver housing, a 7-bed assisted living facility and a 3,500 sq ft office building. Designed by award-winning Macclesfield based BAND Architects, it will include 7 three-storey townhouses with an innovative layout that maximises living areas, and enjoys access to outdoor spaces at all levels, including a stunning urban style roof garden located at first floor level to the rear of the properties. Matthew Gibbons of Silkdale Living said: “We are looking forward to delivering this development which will breathe new life into this area of the town and will create much-needed jobs as well as superbly designed new housing. It will also create a new and attractive street front for Goodall Street and, as with all our schemes, we will focus on creating desirable and attractive homes as well as delivering well designed, modern work space alongside a much-needed care facility. We will be looking to use local suppliers and contractors as much as possible.” Commenting on the design David Wilcock of BAND Architects said: “We are passionate about building high quality homes which are design-led as we firmly believe that good quality buildings improve people’s lives and wellbeing. We will be utilising modern, efficient construction methods to create sought after contemporary living and working spaces within a modern and forward looking design. It’s an exciting time to be an architect in the town and we are constantly inspired by Macclesfield’s creative energy and unique character.” BAND Architects has won and been nominated for a series of design awards for its work including re-developing the offices of Macclesfield’s Peaks and Plains Housing Trust at Ropewalks on Bond Street.
The team is committed to bringing forward the same high quality design principles for residents of the town and are working on a series of other developments with Silkdale Living including 8 properties nearing completion on Loney Street (pictured above).
We are very excited that our Ropewalks fit-out for Peaks and Plains Housing Trust in Macclesfield has been shortlisted for a string of awards. Last year we won the Mixology Best Public Sector Project Award which now takes pride of place in our office on Jordangate in Macclesfield. The scheme was also shortlisted in the Northern Design Awards for Best Interior Commercial Design category. Now Ropewalks is up for two more awards this month. Firstly, the British Council of Offices Awards (BCO) which take place at The Principal hotel on Oxford Road on Thursday. If we win then Ropewalks will be the first in Cheshire to win in the projects up to 1500m2 category so we are keeping everything crossed. On the 17th May we will also be attending the twentieth annual North West Business Insider Property Awards which will see over 1000 of the region’s property sector gather at Manchester Central. Ropewalks is shortlisted in the Commercial fit-out category alongside six other superb schemes from right across the region. It is especially good to be able to showcase our designs at the Insider awards alongside our fantastic fit-out contractor Brown and Bancroft. You can read more about the Ropewalks project by clicking on the pdf link below. We look forward to celebrating with the North West’s finest and hopefully adding to our collection of awards.

Below - Before and After pic of the Peaks and Plains offices

...I do believe it, I do believe it's true!
Macclesfield designers BAND Architects have created a unique public pavilion building called The Botanist LAB, as part of a ground-breaking summer exhibition at Chester Zoo. The Botanist LAB is one of 9 specially commissioned installations for the Zoo’s Wild World’s Festival which takes place from 26th May to 30th September. The pavilion building, which was built to a limited budget of £25,000, forms the hub for the Festival and sits within a garden area which has designed by RHS gold medalist and Garden Designer of the Year, Ula Maria of Studio Unwired. The Botanist’s LAB has been designed by David Wilcock and Paul Healy-Jones of BAND Architects to encourage people to connect with Ula’s exhibition space, creating a place where science and nature unite. With a nod to a traditional science lab, which is the source of inspiration for the space, the garden contains a student workshop and outdoor research room for learning. BAND’s pavilion building provides opportunities for indoor learning, interpretation and will even be used as a flexible event space during the festival. Somethin' tells me it's all happening at the zoo!
We are so pleased to have won Public Sector Interiors Project of the Year for our refit of Peaks and Plains Offices in Macclesfield. An absolutely fantastic event at Manchester Central last night Mix Media Ltd. Massive thanks to Peaks and Plains for their confidence in us and their unwavering, bold and ambitious brief. To Brown and Bancroft Interiors for their collaborative approach and commitment to the vision throughout the project. To the whole team of consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, sub-contractors and local artists who's contributions were exceptional. You know who you are. Now we're off to continue the celebrations!