Residential developer, Elevate Property Group, reveals its plans to breath new life into a derelict site in the centre of Great Malvern, Worcestershire.
Named ‘Edith Walk’, plans for the new development of 17 houses and apartments were drawn up for Elevate by JM Architects of London, and also includes three commercial units totalling 2,740 sq ft.
Described by architect Philip Ives of JM Architects, as a “challenging diamond”, plans for the Edith Walk site were submitted to Malvern Hills District Council for approval this month following extensive consultations between Elevate and the council.
Phillip adds: “Malvern Hills District Council has quite rightly set the bar very high on what they consider to be acceptable for such a key site in the centre of Great Malvern.
“Edith Walk is a historic east-west route in the centre of the town. The site is a location that the council is keen to invigorate.
“Council officers have been approachable and supportive in the encouragement of a design solution that activates the north side of Edith Walk above Waitrose and ensures that the access route that links the top of the site by The Foley Arms Hotel links into the carriageway in Edith Walk at the safest and most logical location,”
Providing the submitted plans are approved, the development will provide 11 houses, consisting of two, three and four-bedrooms, and six apartments (one and two-bedrooms).
Elevate are aiming to start the project in the summer, with practical completion scheduled for Autumn 2021.
Planning consultant Giles Brockbank of Ridge & Partners said: “This is a large, previously developed piece of land in a very central location in Great Malvern. The site has been rather neglected over the past decade and is overgrown with two semi-derelict, uncared for buildings on site.
“Elevate’s redevelopment proposals will also bring activity to the street frontage on Edith Walk, while creating desirable, quality homes just off the High Street and will regenerate this key brownfield site.”