AdamElcock Associates Chartered Surveyors and Architectural Designers are delighted to be on site with their client Juno Developments at the site of the Former David Lloyd Leisure Club in Bournemouth Dorset. Elcock Associates have been appointed to undertake Project Management, CDM (Principal Designer), Party Wall and Contract Administration.

The former David Lloyd site in Bournemouth, which has been an overgrown and unsightly plot for years, is now set to be transformed with 74 Victorian style apartments and basement swimming pool designed by local architects Anders Roberts Cheer.

The site has been an eyesore for residents ever since the leisure centre was demolished in 2009 and previously approved plans to build sheltered housing on the land were never progressed.

Now development companies Juno and Bayview have been granted permission to build 74 homes in three blocks of up to six storeys high.

The development will also contain a pool and a gym and 54 car parking spaces. The application sparked eight objections from residents near the site, who expressed concerns

about inadequate parking, the number of flats proposed and the heights of the proposed buildings.

However the Bournemouth Civic Society supported the application, stating the flats had been designed to respect the two conservation areas that adjoin the site.

These proposals represent an increase on the last application, which was for 50 sheltered housing units and was approved in 2011. But planning officer Simon Gould said in his report: “In my opinion the architecture of each building and the proportions of the elevations to the roofs offer a better set of proposals compared  “The utilisation of a more traditional architectural style is considered to be more sensitive and in keeping with the prevailing historic pattern of development evidenced in the locality.”

Adam Elcock Managing Director of Elcock Associates commented “This is an exciting project using all our dynamic skills that set us apart from our competitors. The project is really taking shape and will greatly add to the regeneration of this area as it is currently a fly tipping area and used for other criminal activities.”