Council announces winner of design competition

Posted on: 6 April 2017

Following an open invitation to tender for the design of the area behind Tiverton Town Hall, the Council has appointed London-based architects Mikhail Riches to lead on a scheme for 40 new, prestigious homes. The architects, who scored highly against some excellent competition, will now work up their design and submit a planning application.

David Mikhail, Director of the Company, said: “This is an extraordinary site and our scheme will respond positively to the historic townscape, topography and neighbouring Listed Buildings to create new housing that is complementary to the existing town. We will deliver an economically viable scheme that will unlock this undeveloped parcel of land, encouraging a mixed community within predominantly pedestrianised lanes that lead to a riverside garden.”

Stephen Walford, Chief Executive of the Council, added: “Our ambition for this site reflects its prominence within the town and its visual impact alongside the River Exe. The design competition attracted submissions from across the country and I am confident that Mikhail Riches’ vision will give the quality that we expect, as well as maintaining the historical architectural style of Tiverton. I look forward to working with them to bring forward this ambitious development.”

The 40 home development will deliver 17 one-bedroom flats and 11 two-bedroom flats in two four-storey apartment buildings to the east of the site. In addition, there will be 5 two-bedroom houses and 7 three-bedroom houses in terraces that will lead down to the river at the west of the site. All the homes will be available for private sale.

A public consultation on the proposed development will be held as part of the planning process.

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