The former Creswell Leisure Centre, Duke Street, Creswell, Derbyshire6 April 2021
Enzygo secured planning consent for the demolition of the former Creswell Leisure Centre, on Duke Street, Creswell, Derbyshire, a non-designated heritage asset set within the town centre Creswell Conservation Area, with full planning permission for a retail unit (A1) of 277m² (A1) and an additional smaller flexible use unit of 82m² (A1/A2/A3/B1a).
The design features of the new building reflected local walling and roofing typologies, as well as a reference to the building’s former use, to integrate the proposed development within the existing urban grain.
The application was accompanied with technical reports that considered the potential impact of the scheme on the local environment.
A Buildings Condition Report established the refurbishment costs of the Leisure Centre would be prohibitive and economically unviable to retain and conserve the building in its former condition. As such, the erection of a new build, modern design building fit for purpose to the end user was demonstrated to be the only economically viable solution.
The planning application demonstrated the site was suitable for the proposed development and accorded with all the relevant policies of the adopted Local Plan for Bolsover District Council (2020).
Following submission of the planning application, Enzygo undertook extensive post-submission liaison with the Local Authority, including minor revisions to the scheme, resulting in a positive outcome for the client.
Enzygo delivered a modern and well-designed contemporary space that relates well to the immediate surroundings and does not detract from the Conservation Area, creating a functional space for the end users and catering for the needs of the community, adding vibrancy to the local centre of Creswell.
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