The site occupies a corner position at the junction of Stockbridge Road and Stoney Lane, where a former petrol station and car showroom have made way for a new mixed use development including a foodstore, a twelve consultant medical practice, four individual shop units, seven residential units and parking for 191 cars.
The new building acts as a counterpoint to an existing parade of shops and flats, and its mixed-use nature adds to the richness of an architectural composition that reinforces the urban pattern.
The car park is positioned in a new semi-basement which takes advantage of the slope on the site and also enables cars to be parked out of sight under the new building.
The ground floor of the site is occupied by a new food store and a new shopping parade. The first floor contains storage and office accommodation above the foodstore. Residential units are also positioned over the retail parade on the first and mezzanine floors.
It became apparent during the design phase that there was a requirement for healthcare facilities in Weeke, and after consultation with local medical practices the design was amended to include a new healthcare facility above the new food store fronting Stockbridge Road.