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We are hiring

Feb 2021 - by Joanne
  • Senior Architect (Min. 5 years post part 3 experience)
  • Senior Architectural Technician/Technologist
We are recruiting for dynamic, technically minded, experienced designers to join our design team. Experience of working in ArchiCAD is preferred but not essential.

If you are interested in working in a wide range of projects in commercial, residential, industrial and hospitality sectors please forward details CV/portfolio to: design@cdparchitects.co.uk

New office and brewing facility

October 2018 - by Joe
  • Location: Blackburn
  • Client: Thwaites
Work has been completed on the development of Thwaites Brewery which includes the construction of a new 2 storey office building clad with charred vertical timber, standing seam zinc cladding and random natural stone; a state of the art brewing facility with dual pitched roof and feature chimney clad in zinc; and stables will house the Thwaites shire horses which once delivered great ale to most of Lancashire!

Well done to all involved, a fantastic job! Check our featured projects soon for full details.

Bob Lord Stand, Burnley Football Club

September 2018 - by Joe
  • Project: New Hospitality Suite
  • Completed: July 2018
Refurbishment work completed for a new hospitality suite for Burnley Football Club. Internal alterations allowed two separate spaces to be connected through the use of a demountable partition creating a flexible, open and light function space to suite the clubs needs. The internal decoration aimed to create a contemporary entertaining space for corporate events and club functions while not overlooking the heritage of the club

All the best Ciara!

August 2018 - by David B
All change here at CDP as our director Ciara puts down her pens and sets off for retirement.

Ciara has been with Campbell Driver for 25+ years and a Partner/co Director with David for over 16 years. During this time she has been involved in some fabulous projects which she can be rightly proud and I'm sure her clients will miss her confidence and advice that has guided many a complex build. A trip to Morocco is the first adventure and I'm sure there will be many more ! Everyone here wishes her all the best on her retirement and life's new adventure.

Concept for Amsterdam Office Development

April 2018 - by Luke
We have recently been commissioned to design a new office building in Amsterdam for an existing client.

The development will consist of 4 floors of large open planned office spaces with outdoor seating areas overlooking one of the famed canals in the Sarphatistraat area of the city.

The material choice is a blend of the traditional slim brick found throughout the city and complimented by metal cladding which will be used to reflect the historical local vernacular of the city whilst providing a more contemporary design.

Bridge Walk Apartments

March 2018 - by David
Finishing touches are being applied our new Bridge Walk Apartments scheme in Burnley.

The apartments form part of the ongoing regeneration of the Weaver’s Triangle where we have successfully restored a series of historic buildings within the Sandygate Conservation Area. The building was designed as a monolithic, steel clad structure – respectful of neighbouring historic buildings yet a modern interpretation of the site’s industrial heritage.

The 4 storey complex of 16 apartments is due for completion at the end of April with reservations currently available through Barnfield Homes. Further information is available at Barnfield Homes

Burnley FC: New press conference media centre.

December 2017 - by Joe
The development of Burnley Football Clubs new training complex is now complete including the construction of a new training facility, full size indoor pitch, gym, and sports science centre. Set within the grounds of the grade 2 listed Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley; The second phase of the development was focused on the extension and alterations of an existing 1970’s bungalow to create a new media centre for the club to hold press releases and interviews.

Additional work on the site was undertaken to provide much needed storage and workshop units for the groundskeepers and a new gate house for site security. A simple contemporary palette of materials has been used which creates a homogenous development across both phases of the project and a contrast to the rustic feel of the neighbouring ‘Great Barn’ adjacent to Gawthorpe Hall.

Accrington Stanley Community Trust Sports Hub

October 2017 - by Ciara
We have recently submitted a planning application for the development of a new Sports Hub for Accrington Stanley Community Trust, a charity working within the Hyndburn community since 2007 to improve the lives of people in Hyndburn through participation in sport and exercise.

The development, at Higham Playing Fields in Accrington, includes a new build pavilion to accommodate changing facilities, classrooms, offices and community areas and cafe.

The investment in the site will provide a full size 4G artificial floodlit pitch, multiple junior and adult football pitches, a rugby pitch and an artificial cricket wicket.

The Community Sports Hub will offer opportunities for co-location of both sporting and educational amenities for the Borough with flexible spaces that can help encourage the population to be active, providing an inclusive and accessible facility for everyone.

An animation we created for the scheme is available at https://youtu.be/GL2BDG_rkIw8

Frontier Park

August 2017 - by Leon
Work has started on site and phase one is due to complete in September 2018 while the services are expected to be ready in spring 2018.

The development consists of 5 warehouse units, 2 no. drive through restaurants (KFC and Starbucks), a petrol filling station and services as well as a 2500 capacity conference centre and 150 bedroom hotel.

In addition to the design we also progressed our in house capabilities and provided our client with a 3d animation and video production to assist a marketing event. A link to this video is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhbr6x1dVd8

New Storage and Distribution Centre for Boohoo.com

August 2017 - by Darren
70% of steelwork is now erected on this new facility which is to serve as additional storage and distribution space for Burnley based Boohoo.com. The 22m high building will occupy a footprint of 15,500m² and is due for completion in January 2018.

Waterside Development Proposals Submitted

June 2017 - by Darren
Our designs for the Waterside development adjacent to Fishmoor Reservoir, Blackburn has been submitted. The development intends to provide a new 3 storey office building to the west of the site with associated parking (use class B1) along with the introduction of 2No. drive through restaurants (use class A3/A5) to the east. The site’s key building will facilitate the expansion of the nearby Euro Garages office base with the ‘Drive Thru’ end users to be announced shortly.

The concept of the buildings was developed with a site theme in mind, utilising natural materials and vernacular colour tones as contextual references whilst also employing appropriate modern materials to express the progressive business use of the site.

Ciara visits Jordan

June 2017 - by Ciara
In the footsteps of the Nabataeans, the Romans, the Crusaders, Lawrence of Arabia and John the Baptist....great people and a rather nice airport.

Junction 11, M40 Development at Banbury:

May 2017 - by David
The planning application for our designs of a 60 acre development at junction 11 of the M40 at Banbury, Oxfordshire, has now been submitted. The proposals include a motorway service station, petrol filling station, 80 bed hotel, 80,000sqft of grade A offices and a 250,000sqft warehouse facility.

SIPs House now on site

May 2017 - by Joe
Our design for a new contemporary spacious dwelling with high energy efficiency and thermal performance is now being erected on site. Structurally Insulated Panels are employed as the principle method of construction which deliver fabric U-values for the walls and roof as low as 0.16W/m2K. All panels have been designed and prefabricated off-site allowing greater accuracy and quicker construction. From the panel’s arrival on site, only 5 days are required to erect the structure ready for window installation and securing the building weathertight.

Triple glazed aluminium windows and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery system (MVHR) have been included within the design to reduce the overall emission rates of the dwelling whilst the external facade will be clad in local grey/black brick and render.