Situated in the St James Conservation area, The Limes is a large derelict Victorian property, formerly a care home, that has been derelict for over 5 years. This proposal sees the removal of various low quality extensions and the renovation and restoration of the existing buidling to a very high standard retaining it’s most attractive original features and creating exciting apartments for the Didsbury market.
In addition to the Victorian building, outlying 1980’s structures are to be demolished in whose place four new town houses are planned, so all in all it is a developement of 4 town houses and 15 apartments in the heart of Didsbury Village.
The scheme acknowledges what is old and what is new, what is worth retaining and what is not. The addition of the townhouses on the site enables the full refurbishment of the existing building to a very high standard and the proposals will enhance the site’s potential too given its key position and presence on Wilmslow Road; replacing what is currently overgrown with new boundary treatments of hard and soft landscaping that will hugely complement the wider setting.
Our public consultation was a great success in which we presented our proposal, using card models to communicate our design and engage with the neighbouring residents.
ATA have worked with Property Alliance Group, Manchester City Council and Heritage and Highways consultants throughout the process to ensure a collaborative and holistic approach to the design, respecting the conservation area status of the site.