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Disused business park to be transformed into £35m of luxury homes

A Gloucestershire housebuilder has enlisted the help of Cheltenham architects to secure planning approval for 26 luxury dwellings in the Cotswolds.

Artists illustration of a property on the site. Credit: coombes:everitt

The new development, to be built by Churcham Homes, will regenerate a redundant brownfield site and former business park located in Ullenwood.

Architects coombes:everitt have designed the properties at Ullenwood Court, which will replace a range of disused buildings which currently sit on the land.

Proposed site plan of the development. Credit: coombes:everitt

Whilst undertaking a Financial Viability Assessment on behalf of the developer, property consultants  Alder King gave the site a gross development value of £35,093,975 once complete.


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Working to the height of the original buildings, the new houses are based on a large ground-floor footprint with a smaller second storey. Many of them have living areas upstairs to make the most of sweeping countryside views.

The site, outlined in orange, in comparsion to Shurdington, Leckhampton Hill and the A417. Credit: Google

There are 14 different variants of home ranging from 2,500 to 6000 square feet, but each is tweaked and bespoke to its individual plot to create 26 unique, contemporary homes.

Some of the larger properties feature a swimming pool and gym.

Proposed floor plans of a property on the site, complete with swimming pool and gym. Credit: coombes:everitt

These new homes set in open parkland are likely to be in high demand when building by Churcham Homes begins.

Green roofs and natural stone will be widely used to ensure that views into the site from the Cotswold Way, which runs along the side, are not negatively affected.

John Everitt, director at coombes:everitt architects

John Everitt, director at coombes:everitt architects, said: "Working on such a spectacular site in this AONB to design a development in keeping with the surrounding landscape was a challenge we were thrilled to take on.

"Every plot has its own orientation and topography, and it has been exciting to adapt and design the properties accordingly.

"Each home has been positioned and then re-configured internally to relate to the outlook and setting that it sits within.

"We're confident these high-end, contemporary, family homes will nestle neatly into the surrounding countryside with minimal disruption, and we're pleased that this has been backed up by planning approval by Cotswold District Council."

For more information on the services of coombes:everitt, visit http://ceadmin.i2indev2.co.uk/, email info@ce-architects.co.uk or call 01242 807727.

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