The second scheme we are currently project managing on Mansell’s behalf is the Penton Garage in Bournemouth. This has involved a complicated land transaction with not only the garage owner, but also the owner of a neighbouring house and the members of a private social club who will be relocated within the site.
The fourth land owner involved is the Council, who would be happy to achieve the replacement of their public conveniences, but whom also retain key interests as the planning and highways authority.
The site has a long planning history and forms an important part of the street scene in Tuckton’s retail centre.
We originally introduced Pegasus Retirement Homes into the project to occupy the majority of the site with a retirement housing scheme. This building also integrates a local convenience store which Mansell had been discussing with national retailers prior to our involvement from November 2006.
Affordable housing is a key objective for the Council and Mansell, so the intention is to provide as many affordable homes as possible on the site with the balance of the policy requirement made up through a financial contribution.
The social club will be housed in a modern purpose built facility which will replace their lovingly maintained, but rather antiquated, 1940’s building. The public conveniences will be high tech self cleansing modular units which will significantly reduce the cost of the Council’s long term maintenance.
As well as negotiating the affordable housing provision with the Council, we have project managed the multi-disciplinary design team, which includes Chris Edmond Architects, Tanner & Tilley Planning Consultants, Bellamy Roberts Highway Consultants, Armstrong Burton Architects (on behalf of Pegasus) and Allsop Verill Planning Consultants (on behalf of the retailer).