A new £30m Community Treatment and Care Centre (CTCC) in Newry, the site is located adjacent to a listed building and lies between a Landscape Policy Area and a Conservation Area.
The design comprises a four storey building set on the site of previous playing fields, which naturally sit lower than the surrounding buildings.
White Ink carried out a site appraisal and with consideration of the site specific contextual conditions, produced a site masterplan incorporating the CTCC, future development and redevelopment of the listed building and feasibility design stage drawings for initial discussion with the Planning Authority and presentation to the local council. Based on initial feedback this then informed the co-ordinated design drawings produced for the Outline Planning Application submission.
After considerable liaison with NIEA regarding the requirements for existing badger setts, Outline Planning Permission was granted. Reserved Matters Planning Permission documents have been prepared following the award of preferred bidder at tender stage and further liaison has been undertaken with the Planning Authority and associated bodies on the design development.
“White Ink Architects were always happy to engage in matters of minor detail, and that underpinned the success of this development.”
“We approached White Ink Architects following the viewing of their project – The Hill House. We felt that their careful response to working with and integration to existing buildings would be key to the success of our project. We are delighted with the openness of the new glazed extension and its ability to cross the divide between the internal and external realms.”
“White Ink Architects stood by their concept throughout design development and were able to demonstrate value when aspects of the design were challenged… such conviction has paid off… Project deliverables have met programme and quality targets.”
“They combine design flair with technical knowledge and bring the much needed element of ‘common sense’ to the design and build process.”
“They work in a collaborative and responsive way showing consideration and understanding of our functional needs, and our financial and time constraints.”
“They are always pro-active and prompt in dealing with the day to day issues that occur on a project.”
“…the refurbishment of the Whitehall Building is a feather in the cap for Sandy Row… its refurbishment breathes new life into the area.”
“White Ink Architects provided a unique and strong visual solution to this project working closely with our teams to ensure functionality was not compromised.”