Manchester-based architecture and interiors practice Millson Associates has been appointed by Insite Properties to deliver a residential conversion of the grade two-listed St Stephen’s Church in Tameside.
The project in Flowery Field includes the refurbishment of the church into 20 apartments, alongside the development of adjacent land to deliver 16 two- and three-bedroom family homes.
Upon completion all 36 units will be offered on the open market via Insite’s private housing arm Nook & Key.
The scheme will be clustered around a courtyard of houses, whilst the conversion of the church is made up of a mixture of one- and two-bedroom apartments, which have been designed to respect the internal architecture of the church.
The planning and listed building consent applications are due to be submitted to Tameside Council at the end of September and work is due to start in the spring of 2016.
Ryan Brookes, head of residential at Millson, said: “We have extensive expertise within our team in the preservation and economic re-use of listed buildings so our ideas are sympathetic, realistic and we are proud that they can help bring beautiful structures like St Stephen’s church back into use and secure their long-term future.
“I would like to thank Tameside Council for their support to date in helping us inject new life into this important local building and look forward to moving forward through the next stage of the planning process with them.”
Millson was previously successful in securing outline planning consent for the scheme for its previous owner in 2014, prior to a sale to Insite.