Case study: Lady Manners School

Built on land formerly part of Lady Manners School, there were a number of on-site issues to address: a former mine, existing archaeology and badgers on site.

The resulting development blends in peacefully with its surroundings, with use of local stone in the buildings’ construction and natural dry stone walls.

  • Tenure: Affordable rent and Shared Ownership
  • Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire
  • Client: Platform Housing
  • Funding: Homes England
  • Number of homes: 30
  • Completion year: 2021
  • Services provided by Pelham: Architectural services / Development services / Contract Management services
Ian Clyde, Area Development Manager, Platform Housing Group:

"The new development at Lady Manners provides much-needed affordable family housing in the Peak District National Park. The development had to overcome numerous site constraints, including Chert Mine, archaeology and ecology. But the result is 30 beautiful Peak Park homes for local people, for which Platform are very proud."