Middlewich Marina

Middlewich Marina – Masterplan

Middlewich Marina. Trent and Mersey canal. Cheshire

Middlewich Context

Middlewich canal is arguably one of the most historical and important that the UK has. Dating back to Roman times, Middlewich’s branch was used as a vital connection point between the North and South of the Country, connecting the Shropshire Union Canal with the Trent and Mersey Canal. Due to the access routes to the rest of the UK, Middlewich became the heart of the Cheshire Salt Industry, this is still obvious today, when you visit Middlewich there are a number of salt mines that run alongside canal.

Masterplan Proposal

Proposals in the masterplan include around 200 new homes to be built in the near future plus the ‘potential to achieve additional residential development in the longer term’. A 20-berth marina is also included, along with land earmarked for a train station and a car park to go with it. Middlewich Community Church would be retained, along with the bowling green, while the council proposes restoring Murgatroyd’s Brine Works as part of the scheme. Around 7.7 hectares of employment land would also be enhanced in the area and some commercial sites could be included – provided they would not take business away from the town centre.

In Collaboration with Green 4 Architects

Cheshire East Council has approved plans for the site off Road Beta subject to conditions – with developer Intertechnic required to make some changes before work can begin. Cllr Mike Hunter, Labour member for Middlewich, said: “Now that the [masterplan] has been altered to up to 50, I don’t think 20 is really adequate and I think questions should be asked. “Middlewich is using heritage and canals as a major boost to our economy — we need to make sure that as many of these berths can be produced as possible.” Intertechnic lodged its plans with CEC back in 2017 after seeing a first planning application for a marina in Middlewich rejected by councillors, who wanted a council masterplan to be produced first. In a report, CEC officers said the development had been reduced from 137 to up to 114 homes, which includes 16 retirement apartments, and the design and layout of the area will be resolved through the reserved matters application.

23rd September

Middlewich’s Brooks Lane development moves one step closer

By Ethan Davies @Ethan___DaviesLocal Democracy Reporter

Leisure Tourism Landscape

Highways England

Zone 1 International Hotel & Spa: 7000sqm Floor Space. 150 rooms+ 200 Car-parking Spaces

Zone 2 Outdoor Water attractions & Leisure. 50 short stay Log/Holiday Cabins. Tourist

Center & Office. Canoing & Waterbom activities. 200 Car-parking Spaces. Play Area.

Zone 3 Nature Reserve Visitor Centre & Park. Walking / Cycling and Bird watching In Collaboration with Green 4 Architects



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White Sands


SITE: Santa Monica | Boa Vista | Cape Verde

PHASES: Concept Design | Developed Design | Technical Design | Construction

PERIOD: 2011 – present

AREA: approx. 62,295.40 mÇ | site 130,503.00 mÇ

White Sands is made up of a total of 835 accommodations distributed as follows: 15 houses, 602 rooms divided into seven blocks , 30 rooms in 3 blocks located near the beach and 188 of rooms in the hotel. The resort also enjoys shopping and relaxation areas. The total height difference, measured from the sea level, in the southern part of the site to the highest point on the northern boundary is about 35m.

The topography is not linear and is characterized by a series of abrupt changes in the levels in certain locations, and in particular, this is evident between the beach and the central platform. The topography resulted particularly difficult, therefore creating 3 distinct platforms – the north platform – the highest, is for the hotel building, the central platform, the widest area – for the seven blocks and the 15 villas, and the low platform – the beach access area. In this area, the local authorities’ regulations specified the introduction of commercial facilities and access for those who are not part of the resort.


All stages from concept design and presentation up to the detailed design and site management. In charge of the Interior Design process. Liasing with the hotel operator partners as well as the contractors and consultants.

In Collaboration with The Resort Group

Trinity Marina

Trinity Marina. Hinckley

Masterplan. Land Promotion

Mixed use development including up to 74 apartments, marina facilities

If the application is approved the attraction, off Coventry Road, would feature a revamped main office, visitor centre, gift shop, convenience store and cafe together with better toilet and shower facilities for boaters. Underpinning the impressive revamp is the creation of a retirement living complex comprising 74 apartments, as well as 18 other homes offered on an affordable basis.


Trinity is located in the Heart of England on the beautiful Ashby Canal in Hinckley, Leicestershire in close proximity to the M1, M6 and M69 motorways, and just off the A5 (Watling Street). The excellent location boasts over 40 miles of lock-free canals for you to explore all year round, and with the Grand Union Canal at Braunston just 30 miles away its a great spot from which to explore Britain’s canal network.

In Collaboration with Green 4 Architects

Amber Valley Rugby Club

Amber Valley Rugby Club, Lower Somercotes

The current Amber Valley Rugby Club site provides a sustainable location for new homes; the site is well located to the existing urban area and within easy walking distance to the key services and facilities offered by the town of Somercotes. The existing Rugby Club site suffers from frequent vandalism and antisocial behaviour and the facilities are generally poor. Development of the site will provide a unique opportunity to create new homes in a sustainable location, as well as a brand new state of the art facility for Amber Valley Rugby Club on a new site near Amber Business Centre, less than a mile and a half from Somercotes Town Centre.

The proposals for the new Rugby Club site include:

• The creation of 2 new pitches;

• A new state of the art club house;

• improved parking provision;

• Additional land offering expansion potential (further pitches or training facilities)

The project is led by Carter Construction, which filed the separate proposals in September 2014. Both are recommended for approval by planners at Amber Valley Borough Council ahead of a committee meeting next week (17 October 2016). Under the plans, Amber Valley Rugby Club will relocated to a new facility on land north of Slack Lane in Riddings and up to 200 dwellings will be built on its current home in Somercotes.

The new site will comprise a single-storey clubhouse, three rugby pitches, parking for 96 cars and improvements to the access road. In Collaboration with Pegasus Group and Carter Construction Derby

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Amber Valley Leaflet

Structural & Civil Engineering

Healthy Place Making & Sustainable Living

Danube Delta Eco Resort


Eco-tourist resort in the Danube Delta


The location of the project is in the natural reservation of the Danube Delta, at Gura Portitei and for this reason the program falls into the category of inserts into natural protected environments. It’s concentrating on approaches regarding a sustainable development, through which the conservation and rational usage of the biodiversity is being promoted.

The natural reservation of the Danube Delta is part of the UNESCO patrimony since 1990 and is the third most important natural habitat in the world, being the newest form of land in Europe and it has 18 strictly protected zones. Gura Portitei is situated in the southern part of the Danube Delta and is a very attractive tourist point – which is being provided by the connection to the seaside and the Golovita lake. It’s part of the buffer area “Periteasca – Gura Portitei – Bisericuta” which surrounds the strictly protected area no 11 of the natural reservation of the Danube Delta – which has the limit exactly at the edge of the location of my project.


The result of the analysis led to the concept. the aspect of the central pavilion resulted from the image of a handful of reeds which migrated into a weave – a traditional handmade craft of the area – like baskets. Because is right at the edge of the strictly protected area, the central pavilion is understood as a limit – a barrier, a point you can’t go passed.

The nature of the location brings out a duality into question – the duality of static and dynamic – static tourism and dynamic tourism – represented by the sea and lakes and waterways of the Danube Delta – salt water vs fresh water. The central pavilion establishes a connection between the coast and the lagoon – between the dualities. The central pavilion is a public space – all the public functions are being gathered here – and it is very open to the exterior – letting the nature inside. The acommodation units, on the other hand, are personal private spaces – which means there are closed to the public – introverted – but they also allow a connection between the exterior and the interior.


Gura Portitei is a very interesting place because of it’s isolation and virgin beauty – which draws an influx of tourists to the zone. It becomes inevitable that construction will develop here. It remains the question of how to do it? This is why the present project is based on a connection between the minimum environmental impact by using local materials and techniques and maximum technological efficiency by using sustainable energies – because ecological architecture means vernacular architecture combined with sustainable architecture, bioclimatic one and green architecture, non the less.

Tree House

Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award Competition

Competition: Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award Competition 2014

Sponsor: ArchTriumph – www.archtriumph.com

Award: Triumph Special Recognition

Project Title: Futuristic Treehouse

Registration Number: 1000002343

Team: Tomas Gurcinas

Country: United Kingdom


RIBA Competition


RIBA Competition Entry, 2016
An international architecture competition organised by the RIBA in partnership with The Woodland Trust. The brief sought design proposals for a new Visitor Hub of circa 300sqm at Langley Vale Wood to support 180,000 visits per annum. Langley Vale is an area of 140 acres of mainly ancient woodland in Surrey. It is England’s First


Land Promotion & Land Assembly

Maywood farm

  • Maywood farm

Residential Conversion Scheme at Maywood Farm, Risley

The proposed development entails the renovation and conversion of the existing golf club house into two residential semidetached units and the conversion and redevelopment of two existing agricultural barns/ outbuildings into four residential accommodation units, one detached and three terraced, and, the landscaping of the site to create access, car parking and private gardens.

The site is in an isolated location in the countryside. Policy in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) allows conversion of buildings in such locations to residential use provided that the development would re‐use redundant or disused buildings and lead to an enhancement to the immediate setting. Paragraph 81 of the NPPF advises local planning authorities that, once Green Belts have been defined, they should plan positively to enhance the beneficial use of the Green Belt, such as to improve damaged and derelict land.

The Erewash Local Plan states that: In line with the strategy and to protect the openness of the Green Belt between Nottingham and Derby, development within the rural parts of the Borough will be restricted to that within existing settlement boundaries. The principle of conversion of the agricultural buildings to residential use, along with minimal extensions and alterations to make their conversion work practically, is therefore fully supported by the national and local planning policy.

In Collaboration with Green 4 Architects

Hulland Ward


A luxury development of luxury spacious homes ranging from 2 & 3 bedroom terrace houses, 3 bedroom semi-detached and detached homes, four bedroom detached houses with single garage and 5 bedroom detached family homes with double garages, private gardens and boasting stunning far reaching field views of which in a select few, can even be appreciated from the private master bedroom balcony.

Situated in the heart of the Peak District, this luxury development adds character to the village of Hulland Ward. With open fields and local footpaths right on your doorstep. Blueline Homes have introduced a Wild Flower Meadow in order for your children to play happily and for families to take in the views and countryside of your new home.

Wildflower Meadow, Hulland Ward

Construction progress of our project in Hulland Ward

Posted by Green 4 Architects on Tuesday, 30 July 2019

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Posted by Green 4 Architects on Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Work in progress. Hulland Ward. Derbyshire

Posted by Green 4 Architects on Thursday, 20 June 2019

Collaboration with Green 4 Architects & Blueline Homes

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Phase 2 Development Green 4 Architects see more:

Modern Countryside Living

Posted by Green 4 Architects on Sunday, 26 April 2020

Trinity Leisure Hinckley

Hinckley Square‐ Hinckley City Centre. Leicestershire

Site Regeneration Scheme for the Old Leisure Centre – Coventry Road Hinckley

Outline Planning Granted for 74 units (2019)

Hill Top Braedsall Derby

  • Hill Top Braedsall Derby

Private Gated Development

Hilltop, Breadsall, Derby

Back garden development for No 6

Thee Bedroom Bungalows & Garage

GDV £2.4m

Land Residual Value £500k

Egginton Derbyshire


Site Description   
The 0.62 hectare site is located within the centre of the village of Egginton. It is a grassed field and  an existing Dutch barn is located adjacent to the south eastern boundary   

Outline permission for 8 dwellings with access, layout and scale to be agreed at this stage. The  proposal would take the form of a detached farmhouse with a barn complex and central courtyard.  The access would located in the north eastern corner and would curve round to the front of the  farmhouse into the courtyard area to the west and rear. The courtyard would be framed by a mix of  barn‐style attached dwellings forming an ‘L’ shape ranging in scale from single storey adjacent to  Duck Street, to one‐and‐a‐half storey and two‐storey adjacent along the western range, and single to  one‐and‐a‐half storey along the southern range. A detached one‐and‐a‐half storey dwelling is  proposed beyond the southern range, accessed through a covered access between dwellings. A large  open, green space to the front of the farmhouse and courtyard would allow for existing trees and  hedgerow fronting Duck Street to be retained.

Land Promotion Kilmelford

Land Promotion

The Tower House, Glenmore, Kilmelford, Oban

Kilmelford is a village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is situated near the head of the west coast sea loch, Loch Melfort, on the A816 Lochgilphead to Oban road about 15 miles south of Oban

The Tower House is located in an area of dramatic natural scenic beauty at Loch Melfort, about 0.9 miles south of the village of Kilmelford on Scotland’s west coast. The house sits in a commanding hillside position on the south bank of the loch and from its vantage point boasts stunning views out over Loch Melfort and the surrounding mountains and glens.

Kilmelford has a local post office, shop and provisions store which caters for everyday requirements. The district is well served by a fine range of local country pubs, restaurants and hotels, all of which usually sell local seafood and seasonal produce. Kilmelford Haven Marina is only 2.4 miles from The Tower House.

Arduaine Garden, 3 miles to the south of The Tower House, is famous in the district, originally conceived by J. Arthur Campbell who also built the awardwinning Loch Melfort Hotel. The gardens are extensive but retain the intimacy of a private garden. The main west coast town of Oban is about 15 miles to the north and Lochgilphead is about 22 miles to the south; both offer a much wider range of shopping, professional and leisure services. A local bus service runs between Oban and Lochgilphead and Oban has a mainline railway station with a service connecting to Glasgow.

The waters off the west coast of Scotland are famed for challenging sailing and stunning scenery. The sheltered sea loch of Loch Melfort is well known among the sailing community and has always drawn yachts and boating craft to its pretty and safe anchorage.

The surrounding countryside provides an abundance of outdoor and sporting activities including hill walking and mountain biking. Oban, Lochgilphead and Ardfern provide sea fishing, wildlife boat trips plus sailing access to the west coast. Glenmore Steading is set in approximately 1.5 acres. The steading is C listed and is understood to have been built in the mid 19th century. Planning permission has been granted for partial demolition (retaining the historically aesthetic façade), plus alterations and extension of the existing steading to form 12 dwelling houses.


Marketing Proposal – Increase Value by Obtaining Planning Permission for:

Tower extension and Conversion

Glenmore Steading conversion

Holliday Lodges & Tree Houses

In Collaboration with Green 4 Architects

Architecture and Interior Design

Beach Club


SITE: Santa Maria | Sal Island | Cape Verde

PHASES: Concept Design | Developed Design | Technical Design |Construction | Handover

PERIOD: 2015 – 2016

AREA: approx. 1724.00 mÇ

Lagoon Bikini Beach is a club located 35 meters into the Atlantic Ocean. An entirely innovative concept was wanted to be able to develop, over time, a chain of such clubs. Initially, it was only a Mediterranean restaurant located on the pontoon, but in the meantime the requirements increased, and the project went through different design phases until it reached its current stage. The club is divided between the interior area restaurant and outdoor areas: a centrally located pool and relaxation areas. Two bars are located in front of the restaurant and the building’s top floor is for VIP guests. It’s an entirely wood structure.


Concept design phase, building permit documentation and all the technical design documentation and site supervision.

In Collaboration with The Resort Group

Yacht Club - Marina in Bahrein


SITE: Durrat Marina | Bahrein

PHASES: Concept Design | Developed Design | Technical Design

PERIOD: 2010 – present, personal contribution 2011 – 2015

AREA: approx. 12,520.19 mÇ | site 14,760.00 mÇ

The Durrat Marina Yacht Club is located in Durrat Marina Bay, on the artificial island of Durrat Al Bahrein. The island has an area of more than 600,000 mÇ and is made up of a residential area with houses and apartment buildings, a commercial area and a recreational area where the yacht club is also located. The newly created marina will cover about 400 docks, with all the facilities and services required. The inspiration for this project was the resemblance between a building and a sailing boat, trying to turn into an architectural reference point for the area.

The commercial part, consisting of commercial spaces, as well as restaurants and cafes, is under construction, and then the construction of the yacht club will begin.


Masterplanning, Detail Design, Construction Drawing Package, tender documentation.

In Collaboration with HCP Architecture & Engineering

Hilton Praia


SITE: Praia | Santiago | Cape Verde

PHASES: Concept Design | Developed Design | Technical Design

PERIOD: 2012 – present

AREA: 24,637.74 mÇ | site 4,326.00 mÇ

Hilton Praia is a 5 * business hotel with 201 accommodation units, located in a select residential neighborhood with many embassies and other official buildings in the capital of The Republic of Cape Verde, Praia.

The hotel has a privileged location, offering panoramic views of the ocean and the entire city. It will be the highest building in Praia. The ground floor, the first and the second floors are for common areas, followed by 10 floors of accommodation units. The 13th floor offers a speciality restaurant and an elegant bar, along with the presidential suite, and the 14th floor, the terrace, is for a club like the artificial lagoon built on the island of Sal – Bikini Beach.


All stages from concept design and presentation up to the detailed design for the 100% Hilton approval. In charge of the Interior Design process. Liasing with the hotel operator partners as well as the contractors and consultants.

In Collaboration with The Resort Group



SITE: Santa Maria | Sal Island | Cape Verde

PHASES: Developed Design | Technical Design |Construction | Handover

PERIOD: 2008 – 2016, personal contribution 2011 – 2016

AREA: approx. 36,204.00 mÇ | site 72,899.34 mÇ

Llana Beach Resort consists of a total of 605 accommodation units distributed in 10 blocks and a hotel. The hotel accommodates 47 duplexes, 4 restaurants, 4 bars, a gym, a spa, a swimming pool and adjacent green areas. The basic idea has been to try to centralize all common functions: swimming pools, bars and spa and create a closed resort.

The concept – Melia Hotels International.


Detail design phases, amendments, negotiation with stakeholders and construction phase.

In Collaboration with The Resort Group

Rawlings Academy

Rawlins Sixth Form

Rawlins New Sixth Form Centre, Quorn, Leicestershire

• Client: Rawlins Academy

• Project: New sixth form centre, reception and admin facilities, new Skills for Learning accommodation

• Services: Architecture, Clerk of Works

The College recently secured Section 106 funding to provide a new sixth form centre and to relocate the admin and reception area to improve safeguarding as well as enhance curb appeal to attract more students.

YMD Boon was appointed to design and deliver all three schemes in phases, ready to be used for the next academic year. The project included provision of main reception and admin facilities, offices, meeting rooms, new teaching accommodation, a newkitchen as well as ancillary facilities

In Collaboration with YMD Boon

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Multi Storey Car Park



SITE: Adliya | Bahrein

PHASES: Architectural Competition | Developed Design | Technical Design

PERIOD: 2014 – present, personal contribution 2014

AREA: approx. 20,669.07 mÇ | site 4,737.38 mÇ

This project was an architectural competition won in the summer of 2014. The building is located in the town of Adliya, in a multicultural residential area, full of restaurants, terraces, shopping and art galleries. Taking into account the regeneration of the area and the local trend, local authorities have reverted to a new concept for the neighborhood, turning some streets into pedestrian ones, but providing a strategy to solve the parking problem. Occupying the whole site, the goal of this project was to provide a modern building with cosmopolitan features in tune with the neighborhood’s atmosphere, exploiting the synergies of the existing buildings, advocating for the integration of innovative technologies and sustainable design to provide a green building. The front of the building is for commercial spaces totaling 1625.73 mÇ. The building has a total of 525 parking spaces.

This project allowed me more power of expression. The concept was influenced by the thermal and internal lighting conditions and energy consumption associated with these conditions. One priority was to avoid the thermal discomfort caused by direct sunlight, so that the movement of the facade panels was thought to ensure a balance, playing with the contrast between darkness and light. Although the building design has been around building functionality, ecological principles such as the use of biodegradable materials to create a sustainable building that integrates and improves the built environment.

In Collaboration with HCP Architecture & Engineering


Middleton House
Middleton House

Sadler`s Square. Regeneration of Derby City Centre


Sadler Square is at the heart of the most historic part of the Derby city, sitting behind Iron Gate, St Mary’s Gate and Bold Lane. The site represents an outstanding opportunity for regenerative development and consists of vacant commercial buildings, Grade II listed townhouses and a cleared lane.


Transformation of Middleton House into mix-use development: high-quality residential at the top, active offices /creative spaces in the middle, and retail/leisure units at ground floor

Property Investments & Construction

Barbera Sabadell, Spain


SITE: Barbera Avenue | Sabadell | Spain

PHASES: Concept Design | Developed Design | Technical Design | Construction

PERIOD: 2011 – 2013, personal contribution 2012

AREA: 12,607.10 mÇ | site 2,026.60 mÇ

This residential building has 42 apartments, commercial spaces and 109 parking spaces. The 3 bedroom apartments have the largest share in order to meet the area’s requirements.

In Collaboration with HCP Architecture & Engineering

Diseworth, Old Farm Conversion

Old Farm conversion into a Luxury Residential Units
Cheslyn Court

Grimes Gate. Diseworth. Derbyshire

In collaboration with: Carter Construction Ltd. Derby

Parcela u Carmenes De San Miguel Granada


SITE: Lot U of PP1 | Granada | Spain

Phases: Concept Design | Developed Design | Technical Design | Construction

PERIOD: 2011 – 2013 | Personal Contribution: 2012

AREA: total built 1944.33 mÇ | site 784.00 mÇ divided into 6 plots

The land has a pronounced slope morphology with its axis oriented northwest. The maximum height difference between the highest point and the lowest point is 9-10m. This implies an average slope of 48% or 25-26 °. The solution adopted was to subdivide the original land into 6 plots to accommodate 6 houses. Due to the steep slope between the two streets in the longitudinal axis of the plot, the proposed solution has several levels, trying to save this pronounced level difference. Since both streets have a steep slope, it has been chosen to reshuffle the housing volumes for better grounding. Access, both pedestrian and road, is independent for every home, so there is no element in common. All homes have double pedestrian access.

Vehicle access takes place only on lower level street.

In Collaboration with HCP Architecture & Engineering

Bungalow Replacement Burton Joyce

  • Bungalow Replacement Burton Joyce

Bungalow Replacement into Two Modern 5 Bed Dormer Bungalows

Burton Joyce, Woodside Road, Nottingham


Replacement Development

The accommodation will span two floors and comprise an entrance hallway with built in storage, WC, bedroom with en-suite or 15m2 living room/playroom if preferred, 10m2 study, utility room and 48m2 kitchen/dining/family room with bi-folding doors onto the garden to the ground floor. To the first floor will be four bedrooms, with an en-suite to the master bedroom, and family bathroom.


Property Value £475k each

In Collaboration with Green 4 Architects

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Bespoke Healthy Homes

Eco Passive House Shelt Hill Woodborough

Erection of a Replacement Detached
Dwelling House (Passive Family Home)

Shelt Hill, Woodborough, NG14 6DG.

In Collaboration with Green 4 Architects and Encon Associates

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Burton Joyce Nottingham

Modern Family House
Burton Joyce, Lambley Lane, Nottingham

Modern Family House Overlooking Burton Joyce:

5 Bedroom

Guest Room




Play Room

Double garage

Separate Unit:



Swimming Pool

Infill Development

Property Value Over £1.2 m

In Collaboration with Green 4 Architects

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John's and Val's House

Hermes House

Luxury Private Villa – Traditional Royal House
Hermes House, Derbyshire

GIA 1200 sqm

External Footprint 800sqm

6 En-suite Bedrooms

Top Floor Venue Room

Kitchen diner


Family Room

Sitting Room

Coffee Room

Cinema Room

Office Library


Swimming Pool


Triple Garage

Self-contain Flat


Property Value £5m

Sutherland Homes

Home Improvements

Back Garden development

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Home Extension 1

Home Extension 3

Home Extension 2

Loft Conversion

Barn Conversion

  • Workshop Conversion

Workshop/Barn conversion into a 2 bed unit

Belper. Derbyshire