Box Architects were delighted to be invi...
Our longstanding relationship with UK Coal has over the years given us the opportunity to work on some of the largest sites across the United Kingdom.
Assisting UK Coal in the onward development of their enormous land bank has resulted in a wide range of design projects from a 27 hole golf course to large scale housing schemes and light industrial business parks.
Working as design partners with the property division of UK Coal, Harworth Estates, Box Architects have been involved in many UK Coal sites across the UK. Projects have seen large scale master plans, existing building surveys and design and construction of pre-let industrial units for individual clients.
In the 1960’s and 70’s the government allowed planning consent to be granted for large coal mining sites across the UK as they were deemed to be in the ‘National Interest’. In view of this UK coal has always known that upon completion of the extraction coal many of these sites are required under the terms of their planning consents to be either returned to open countryside or developed into specific uses.
However, the built environment as we know it has changed significantly since the time when future requirements were originally laid down. The appetite for council run municipal golf courses has now changed with government now looking for sites to build such diverse schemes as new housing developments and waste recycling centres.
Working with the geo technical engineers, Box Architects has developed with Harworth Estates masterplans that take into consideration the requirements of society today as well as transport infrastructure provision, and the altered make up of the ground beneath the surface