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Plans approved for exciting new chapter in Millbay’s regeneration

Planning approval has been given for the exciting next phase in the transformation of Plymouth’s former docksides at Millbay.

CNM’s client English Cities Fund (ECf), submitted proposals to build 58 apartments, a 126-bedroom hotel and ground floor retail/leisure space at a key site in the regeneration area.

The plans, which were given approval by Plymouth City Council in January 2019, will see new life brought to a parcel of land at the gateway to the new Millbay Boulevard and overlooking the King Point Marina.

The wider Millbay regeneration scheme is an exciting mix of residential, leisure, business and retail development, with high quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront. CNM have been working on the overall regeneration with ECf since 2010, and look forward to helping them successfully delivering this latest phase.

Image credit: Muse Developments

Cladding installation and fitout gathers pace at 466-490 Edgware Road, London W2

With main Structural works now complete at 466-490 Edgware Road the main contractor, Galliford Try Partnerships, are busy with installing new cladding systems, fitting out internal spaces and installing plant on site.

This new mixed-use development by Almacantar, in one of London’s busiest and most desirable areas, provides a mix of housing including 1-3 bedroom apartments and townhouses as well as retail space and a new petrol station at ground floor level with plant space and residents’ parking at basement level across the full site.

CNM have, in cooperation with Farrells Architects designed the RC substructure, superstructure and all in-ground drainage systems for Almacantar/Galliford Try Partnerships.

Image credit: Almacantar/Galliford Try Partnerships

Quadrant Wharf development passes the halfway mark

CNM’s client The English Cities Fund (ECf) is celebrating a significant moment in the transformation of Millbay in Plymouth, as work on the £30 million latest phase of development has passed the halfway point.

Quadrant Wharf continues regeneration on the eastern side of the historic former Millbay docks, next to and following on from the multi-award-winning Quadrant Quay development.

Quadrant Wharf will feature a total of 137 new homes and is scheduled to be completed in Autumn 2019. The scheme will also continue the new waterside promenade and Quadrant Quay’s coastal-themed, landscaped garden rooms, which won Best Public Space in the 2017 Abercrombie Awards for Plymouth.

The wider Millbay regeneration project is an exciting mix of residential, leisure, commercial and retail development, with high quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront. ECf is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General and Homes England. CNM have been working on multiple phases with ECf at Millbay continuously since 2010.

A planning application was submitted earlier this year for the next exciting phase of development, with the proposal to build 58 apartments, a 126-bedroom hotel and ground floor retail/leisure space at the gateway to the new Millbay boulevard and overlooking the new King Point Marina.


As part of CNM’s long-planned succession strategy Mike Pearce has stepped down as Managing Director. Existing shareholders and Directors Mark Daly, Nick Woad and James Hornby are now joined by former project director John Matthews to comprise the new ownership team.

This succession represents a natural progression for the business with existing owner directors continuing to play leading roles in the delivery of projects.

The new team are also pleased to announce that former Managing Director Mike Pearce will continue as a CNM consultant working in the best interests of the practice and its clients for the foreseeable future.

New Support Facilities Building handed over at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

The new Facilities Support Building at RAL, Harwell, Oxfordshire is now complete and has been passed over to the client for final commissioning. The two 35m x 70m internal volumes provide up to 12m clear headroom below gantry cranes rated at up to 50 Tonnes, as well as new dedicated office/laboratory space to allow the specialists at RAL freedom to construct experimental equipment and manage by-products at the UK government’s top nuclear research facility.

Working with Oxford Architects, CNM designed the complex groundworks including a 5m step in ground level along the building centreline, new steel superstructure, as well as the external yards, car parking, roads and all below ground drainage including trade waste systems and sustainable drainage systems for STFC/Willmott Dixon, which has been well received by the end users.

Image Credit: Oxford Architects