De Pol were retained by landowner East Cheshire NHS Trust and developer Keyworker Homes to progress various applications for planning permission and listed building consent for the re-development and refurbishment of part of Macclesfield General Hospital.
The first phase involved the redevelopment and refurbishment of that part of the Hospital formerly known as the ‘Blue Zone’, where De Pol secured permission for the conversion and refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Clocktower to provide keyworker apartments, the refurbishment of one of the curtilage buildings for Class D1 uses and the demolition of the remaining curtilage buildings to enable the erection of new buildings for a care home, offices, retail uses and housing. The scheme also included a two storey car parking deck for the hospital. The Phase 1 scheme is now completed and has received a number of commendations, including a commendation by Macclesfield Civic Society in recognition of good design in the preservation and enhancement of the character of the town, together with a commendation from LABC for recognition of high standards of construction and workmanship.
The second phase involved the redevelopment of the Hospital complex to the south of Phase 1 and De Pol secured permission for the change of use, alteration and conversion of two existing curtilage buildings to the Grade II Listed Clocktower into 36 apartments, together with the demolition of other curtilage buildings and the erection of a 3 storey office building and 34 dwellings.
More recently De Pol has secured reserved matters consent for details relating to the residential element of this second phase.