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Bakewell

A former Poultry and Game shop, Skidmores; Bench Architects were commissioned by Cornerstone Ltd to provide a conservation strategy for the resubmission of Planning and Listed Building Applications following the refusal of applications submitted by a previously commissioned Architect. Our Conservation Plan and Condition Survey provided options for alteration and repairs specifications. In contrast to the previously rejected design, (which comprised the demolition and extension of the rear of the 18th century terrace), Bench Architects designed a structural glass link and courtyard with new retail space located in the area of former workshops in the rear of the yard. The project was commended with a regional design award.