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Residential
  1. Residential Projects
    • Client: Private owners and developers

    ACP Architecture Ltd provides a personalised approach to individual clients and developers. Attention to specific project requirements coupled with a quality service has resulted in many repeat commissions and personal recommendations. The practice is able to guide clients through the total procurement route from scheme design, Town Planning and Building Regulation Approvals, working drawings, contractor tenders, contract administration, monitoring works on site, and checking the quality of works prior to final hand over to the client. A full or partial architectural service is available covering all residential properties from individual house designs/extensions, barn conversions, sheltered housing schemes and estate layouts. Advice is also available on listed and conservation area projects. Residential client organisations include: Abbeyfield Housing Association Cambray Homes Limited Cecil Estates Craven Construction Limited Fairburn Estates Limited Hassall Homes Limited Heantun Housing Association Jelson Limited N W Developments Ltd Touchstone Housing Association Stamford Homes

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Commercial & Retail
  1. Area 4S, Wolverhampton Science Park
    • Year: 2002
    • Value: £2.5 million
    • Client: Priority Sites

    Speculative industrial units.

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  3. Wolverhampton Science Park Technology Centre Phase III
    • Year: 2003
    • Value: £7.10 million
    • Client: Wolverhampton Science Park Ltd

    The Science Park. New fully serviced lettable offices for IT related business, R&D workshops, and Creative Industries Centre. Total lettable area to be created is 45,000 sq ft on three floors with central feature entrance atrium and service core, which includes a coffee bar at the upper level. The project has been part-funded by Advantage West Midlands and the European Regional Development Fund. The Wolverhampton Science Park is an integral part of the Wolverhampton-Telford Technology Corridor.

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  5. A50 Shardlow Service Station, Derby
    • Year: 2000
    • Value: £5.0 million
    • Client: Grace Church Leisure

    Trunk road services to east and west bound carriageways comprising petrol filling stations, roadside motorist shop and restaurant facilities, set in extensive landscaping. The westbound facilities include a 48 bedroom Travelodge, which will be operated by Welcome Break/Days Inn. The Lodge accommodation includes 40 standard bedrooms, 3 disabled bedrooms, 5 work zone rooms, together with a meeting room, reception and associated support facilities. Bedrooms are modular prefabricated units, produced under factory controlled conditions, transported to site, and erected as a two-storey block, integrated with the amenity facilities.

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  7. Wolverhampton Science Park Technology Centre
    • Year: 2000
    • Value: £2.63 million
    • Client: Wolverhampton Science Park Ltd

    New accommodation block comprising 24,000 sq ft of lettable specialist serviced office and research laboratory space. The Phase II building is linked to the existing Phase I building by new feature circular entrance/foyer at ground floor with fully serviced hot desk "Work Style 2000" accommodation at first floor.

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  9. Speculative Business Units, Wolverhampton
    • Year: 1998
    • Value: £2.0 million
    • Client: Merryhills Plc

    New Enterprise Business units including training centre.

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  11. AB Marwin, Wolverhampton Science Park
    • Year: 2001
    • Value: £1.5m
    • Client: Marbiax Group

    Production unit for the assembly and finalised construction of Alumax machine systems. The scheme includes 26,690 sq m of production area and 950 sq m of offices.

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Community & Education
  1. Queensbridge/Fox Hollies School, Birmingham
    • Year: 2003
    • Value: £4.7 million
    • Client: Birmingham City Council

    Relocation of the Fox Hollies Special School to Queensbridge Secondary School. Works included new special needs wing for Fox Hollies School, a new shared dining hall and conversion of existing dining hall to form a new shared library classroom and administration facility.

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  3. New Lower School, Tettenhall College
    • Year: 2002
    • Value: £1.3 million
    • Client: Tettenhall College

    New Lower School, comprising 10 classrooms, toilets, staff room, staff changing, ICT suite, netball courts and new vehicle access to site and car park.

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  5. Arden Primary School, Arden
    • Year: 2002
    • Value: £1.0 million
    • Client: Birmingham City Council

    A new school wing replacing several temporary buildings, providing a series of high quality purpose built classrooms on two storeys. Accommodation comprises 8 classrooms, sanitary facilities and passenger lift. The integration of the new block into the existing building was achieved with minimum disruption to the operation of the school.

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  7. New Braidwood School/Hodge Hill School, Birmingham
    • Year: 2003
    • Value: £2.6 million
    • Client: Birmingham City Council

    The new Braidwood School is a special needs school located within the grounds of Hodge Hill School. The new facilities include 10 quality classrooms, design and technology nucleus, library, audiology room, consulting room and staff /administration facilities. Proposals also include installation of a new passenger lift and refurbishment of art and food & technology classrooms within the existing Hodge Hill School. Plan layout is in the form of a two-storey facetted arc. The new school is physically linked to the existing school via ramped corridors at each level. The school is designed with a central spine corridor with high level clerestorey windows. Voids are provided at regular locations through the corridor floor to achieve a feeling of openness between floor levels and improve air circulation. All classrooms are provided with high level windows onto this corridor space.

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  9. The Drive School, Kindergarten
    • Year: 1998
    • Value: £0.7 million
    • Client: Tettenhall College

    New Kindergarten and Day Nursery constructed within the grounds of Tettenhall College. The original Day Nursery was located off site. The building forms Phase 1 of new improved teaching facilities for the College. Phase 2 comprises the construction of a new Lower School which is to be physically attached to this purpose designed building.

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  11. Woodside Multi Use Centre, Telford
    • Year: 2005
    • Value: £3.8m
    • Client: Telford and Wrekin Borough Counc

    Multi use centre providing the following community facilities: Education, training, lifelong learning unit with purpose designed facilities for learning, training and basic skills development. Community regeneration/social exclusion in the form of a local base for partnerships working with other agencies (Job Centre Plus, Connexions, Business Link, Shropshire Chamber, Local Authority) to relate local training, skills development and social enterprise to local employment needs and opportunities. Nursery and Crèche providing important day care facilities for local families. New health facilities to complement the existing adjacent medical centre. Community development and youth provision in the form of conference, training, activity and function facilities for community and youth groups and for private use. Retail unit to house the local pharmacy. A cafe and training kitchen is included within the provideing a social venue centre users and the community as well as delivering skills training.

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Sport & Leisure
  1. Madejski Stadium Expansion Proposals
    • Value: £34 million
    • Client: Reading FC

    Expansion of existing stadium to increase seated capacity from 25,000 to 38,000. The proposals include additional hospitality lounges and an exhibition hall. Detail planning permission was granted for the proposals in June 2007.

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  3. Hotel Extension & Casino, Wolverhampton Racecourse
    • Value: £23 million
    • Client: Arena Leisure Plc

    The £23m redevelopment will include an expansion of the hotel from 54 to 170 bedrooms, the construction of a new conference, exhibition and banqueting suite, a new leisure facility including a swimming pool and the incorporation of a casino within the racecourse, creating the UK's first 'Racino'. The plans for the racecourse, which were resolved to be approved by the Council in July, are not to be called in by the Secretary of State.

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  5. Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster
    • Year: 2007
    • Value: £32m
    • Client: Doncaster Metropolitan Borough

    The new £32 million facility is the first of its kind in Doncaster to integrate sport and community facilities into a single high quality venue at one of Doncaster’s most prestigious locations. It is situated at Doncaster Lakeside, close to the lake edge and set within a 10-acre parkland setting for public use. The parkland has a natural amphitheatre especially created to attract outdoor summer events and was the most ideal choice for the borough’s flagship sports venue. The centrepiece of the complex is an iconic bowl all seated stadium with a allseated capacity of 15,000 and curved roof and roof mounted floodlights. Doncaster’s new sports complex is a concept that integrates sport and community facilities The stadium complex is the new home for Doncaster Rovers Football Club, Doncaster Belles Ladies Football Club, Doncaster Lakers Rugby League Club and Doncaster Athletic Club. Complementing the sporting activities are a number of educational and community uses. The current sport/education mix includes a five-a-side football centre; martial arts academy; conference facility; IT suite; and a health and fitness club.

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  7. Madejski Millennium Hotel extension
    • Year: 2007
    • Value: £7.0 million
    • Client: J Madejski

    Extension to existing five star hotel at Madejski Stadium, Reading. Additional 56 bedrooms, and new entrance/reception.

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  9. Health & Fitness Club
    • Year: 2007
    • Value: £0.6 million
    • Client: Doncaster MBC

    Health and fitness club constructed within the Keepmoat Stadium at Doncaster.

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  11. Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground
    • Year: 2005
    • Value: £2.5 million
    • Client: Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

    New Training Ground and Football Academy. The scheme is part of a larger proposal known as Compton Sports Initiative involving a partnership between the Football Club, The Local Authority and two local schools who share the site. The overall scheme involves improved sports facilities for football, cricket, badminton, basketball, netball and hockey.

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  13. Kassam Stadium, Oxford
    • Year: 2001
    • Value: £15.3 million
    • Client: Oxford United FC

    New stadium with 15,000 all seated capacity. The design includes three single tier stands and a two tier main stand. Conference and banqueting facilities are provided within the main stand. The stadium capacity can be increased to 20,000 spectators should the corners be completed.

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  15. Training Barn, Reading
    • Year: 2003
    • Value: £0.5 million
    • Client: Reading FC

    Covered playing surface for Reading FC Academy of Football Excellence for the coaching of students between the ages of 7 and 19. The playing surface comprises a 60 x 40 yd artificial pitch with a special 50mm thick proprietary carpet made from polypropylene fibre blend which is treated and tufted onto a unique porous backing. The carpet is laid on a shock absorbing infill made from graded silicon sand and ground rubber, which is laid direct onto a rolled sub-base of stone on compacted ground. The structure covering the pitch is a lightweight waterproof fabric stretched over an aluminium frame.

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  17. Madejski Millennium Hotel
    • Year: 2000
    • Value: £15.3 million
    • Client: J Madejski

    Five star hotel, providing support accommodation to the Royal Berkshire Conference and Banqueting Centre which is part of the Madejski Stadium. In addition to 154 bedrooms the hotel includes brasserie, restaurant, health and fitness suite and pool and feature five-storey atrium lounge.

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  19. Madejski Stadium, Reading
    • Year: 1998
    • Value: £22 million
    • Client: Reading FC

    New stadium with seated capacity of 25,000 spectators. The pitch is sunk below ground level by approximately 3m. Car parking for 1860 vehicles. The Royal Berkshire Conference and Banqueting Centre is located within the main stand. A five star hotel was added to the stadium following its completion to provide bed spaces for the Conference and Banqueting facilities.

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  21. Dunstall Racecourse, Wolverhampton
    • Year: 1993
    • Value: £4.5m
    • Client: RAM Racecourse Ltd

    UK first all weather floodlit racecourse. Scheme proposals include new Grandstand and Hotel (Holiday Inn Hotel)

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  23. Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
    • Year: 1993
    • Value: £14.5 million
    • Client: Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

    Stadium re-development comprising construction of three new stands (Stan Cullis, Billy Wright and Jack Harris Stands), new pitch, conference and banqueting facilities, player changing rooms and club administration offices. Works were undertaken in three phases to allow the stadium to remain operational throughout the works.

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Interiors
  1. Horizons Restaurant
    • Year: 2006
    • Value: £0.6 million
    • Client: Arena Leisure Plc

    Refurbishment of tiered restaurant at Wolverhampton Racecourse including modifications to tiered seating, bar and totes to create new image for racecourse patrons.

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  3. Keepmoat Health and Fitness Centre, Doncaster
    • Year: 2007
    • Value: £0.6 million
    • Client: Doncaster Metropolitan Borough

    Private members health and fitness club.

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  5. Keepmoat Suite
    • Year: 2006
    • Value: £0.25 million
    • Client: Doncaster MBC

    Fit-out of interiors at Keepmoat stadium including supporters lounge for both match day and non-match day use.

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  7. Staffordshire Building Society
    • Year: 2004
    • Value: Various
    • Client: Staffordshire Building Society

    Conceptual design proposals and details for new corporate look for the Staffordshire Building Society, including new approach to banking with open counters.

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  9. Trinity Lounge, Aston Villa
    • Year: 2001
    • Client: Aston Villa FC

    Detailing for hospitality lounges and bar fit-outs within newly completed Trinity Stand at Aston Villa FC.

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  11. Kits Mobile IT Training Unit
    • Year: 2003
    • Value: £50,000
    • Client: Kingswinford Industrial Training

    Interior fit-out and external graphics for mobile IT training unit with eight workstations, group discussion area and kitchenette. KITS is a collaborative venture with Stourbridge College. The centre is a comprehensive logistics training specialist delivering IT training into the heart of industry and the community.

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  13. Sir Jacks Restaurant, Molineux Stadium
    • Year: 1999
    • Client: Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

    Conversion of four executive boxes to form themed restaurant within Billy Wright Stand.

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About ACP Architecture Limited

ACP Architecture Ltd (formerly Alan Cotterell Practice Ltd) trades under the name ACP Architects. The Practice are Chartered Architects and Project Managers with a reputation for producing quality and functional design solutions.

The Practice offers domestic and commercial clients a full architectural service for new build and refurbishment projects.

At the very beginning of the project the client's brief, programme and budget will be agreed.

Clients are professionally led through the entire procurement process from feasibility study, to preparation of detail designs, applications for Town Planning and Building Regulation approvals, to obtaining tenders for the building works and administration of the building contract on site.

In additional to the normal architectural role, services can be provided as follows:

- Project management
- Grant aid and funding
- Town planning
- Spatial planning
- Building surveys
- Licensing applications
- Interior design
- Land & building surveys
- DDA access audits
- CDM Co-ordination

The Practice management systems have been accessed as compliant with the quality standard BS EN ISO 9001:2008.

News & Vacancies

The Practice are not currently recruiting.

Awards

  1. BREEAM Energy Conservation Award (1993)

    Residential development

  2. South Staffordshire Council Conservation Design Award (1993)

    Private residence

  3. West Midlands RTPI Branch Award (1994)

    Molineux Stadium

  4. The UK Sports Stadia Award (1994)

    Molineux Stadium

  5. Wolverhampton Environmental Award (1994)

    Molineux Stadium

  6. WDJCC Merit Award for Craftmanship (1994)

    Hibiscus sheltered housing scheme

  7. South Staffordshire Council Conservation Design Award (1995)

    Residential development

  8. Thames Valley Association, Institute of Civil Engineers Merit Award. (1999)

    Madejski Stadium

  9. Best Football Stadium, in Europe voted by the USA Major League Soccer (2000)

    Madejski Stadium

  10. Birmingham City Council Built in Quality Award (2002)

    Arden Primary School

  11. Civil Engineering Contracts Association (Yorkshire & Humberside Region), Contract of the Year (2007)

    Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster

  12. Community Project Winner, South Yorkshire & Humber Built-in Quality Award (2008)

    Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster

Contact The Practice

ACP Architecture Ltd (formerly Alan Cotterell Practice Ltd)
Roma Parva
Second Floor
9 Waterloo Road
Wolverhampton
WV1 4DJ
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Wolverhampton

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  • T 01952 898132

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