Thursday, 13 April 2017

Small Projects: Nearing Completion & Recently Completed

We have recently seen completion of several smaller scale projects; single-storey & two-storey extensions and bespoke one-off residential properties. We thought you may be interested in seeing a few images. We have a selected 4 projects from the Cheshire area:


1. Bespoke two-storey new large one off dwelling, Lymm

2. Bespoke one and a half storey replacement residential dwelling, Lymm 

3. Contemporary two-storey domestic extension, Lymm 

4. Single storey domestic extension, Stockton Heath

Thursday, 30 March 2017

All Systems Go


This week has seen the all new cb3 design website launched. 

We invite you to click here to take a browse as our online portfolio continues to expand over the coming months.
CB3 Design Architects

Friday, 10 March 2017

Coming Soon...

March 2017 will see the launch of cb3 design's brand new website (sample view shown below).
cb3 design website
coming soon to www.cb3design.co.uk

Easier to navigate, easier to view projects and better suited to showcase our portfolio, keep an eye out in the next couple of weeks as it goes live.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Lymm Methodist Church

During the past year we have been working with Lymm Methodist Church to analyse the use and condition of the Church buildings and work up a set of strategy options for the short and long term future of the complex of buildings on the site. A range of proposals were put together for consultation, including renovation options to improve access and better cater for the needs of the many local groups which use the site alongside the congregation. Of these, a few outline proposals have been worked into a sketch model to give a more tangible sense of what may be possible within the site constraints.

Lymm Methodist Church Sketch Extension
Sketch Front Extension

Lymm Methodist Church Sketch Extension
Sketch Central Extension

Friday, 20 January 2017

Lymm Heritage Centre

Having attained planning permission in 2016, works are progressing well on site for the redevelopment of the former Royal British Legion Club in Lymm Village.

Lymm Heritage Centre Proposed Drawing

The building is being renovated with a new roof, new front fa├žade and new facilities inside to include an Exhibition space, Office, new WCs & Kitchen and a Meeting Room; and will become home to the new Lymm Heritage Centre later in 2017.

Lymm Heritage Centre On Site
Lymm Heritage Centre On Site

Friday, 13 January 2017

New residential development: On Site



This development of 7 new dwellings on a windfall infill plot in Lymm, Cheshire are progressing well on site. Each of the 3 and 4 bed family homes includes a garden and off street parking on a plot which is surrounded with existing residential properties. 

Houses on Site in Lymm
Houses on Site in Lymm

Existing trees on the site have been protected and retained to provide the starting point of the private and public landscape works which will commence once the houses are complete later in 2017. BCA Landscape have developed the hard and soft landscape design as illustrated below:


BCA Landscape Plan


Friday, 16 December 2016




Wishing all our clients, colleagues and friends a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

The offices will be closing on the 22nd Dec until the 3rd Jan in Lymm and 4th of Jan in Peebles. 

Should you need to contact us between these dates, please email:

neil.babb@cb3design.co.uk / keven.lester@cb3design.co.uk

From all of us at cb3 design architects we wish you well.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Local Photographer

Local photographer Sean Nolan has spent some time photographing Lymm Village by night in recent months and has captured our office at the heart of some of his images along the way.

Cb3 Design Architects
Dropping down into Lymm

Bridgewater Canal at Lymm
East along the Bridgewater Canal


To see more of Sean’s work and to speak to him about his photography services link through to his facebook page.

A selection of Sean’s images can also be found at Digital Photographer.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Planning Approval for 7 new homes

After a substantial pre-application process and a lengthy application period we obtained planning permission for seven new 3 and 4 bedroom homes in Lymm, Cheshire. 

The site is a secluded little oasis, a windfall development site, and includes significant planning gain elements with improved highway provision to neighbouring roads.

Cb3 Design Site Plan
Proposed Site Plan


We have worked with the client, Forward Property Group, on numerous projects over a period of many years. It is always a pleasure working with them, so we are really pleased to have secured this permission on their behalf.

For more information on the Forward Property Group please see their website.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

House in the Lakes



Being located in the heart of the The Lake District National Park and with a Bat survey required, Planning Permission could have been a little daunting for this project but all went through without a hitch.  Building Regulations Permission has now also been granted and we will shortly go out to tender with construction set to commence next year.


Existing building to be altered & 'opened up'
existing house to be altered by cb3 design



























The proposals include modern extensions to the front of the property, to accommodate a new entrance, and to the rear, where an open plan kitchen / living space will lead on to a terrace which maximises the incredible view to the West.  The tight, steeply sloping site provided a challenge to improve the access and accommodate additional parking at street level.  Other alterations have included forming an additional bedroom, storage and bathrooms (one of which will have a frameless glass roof perfect for star gazing).  



Proposed Site Plan

coloured plan drawing of site and proposed floor plan of extended and altered Lake District house by cb3 design

    Proposed Section


coloured section drawing through site and building of Lake District house by cb3 design



3D render of proposed alterations. Lake District house by cb3 designOnce complete the property will once again be let out via www.heartofthelakes.co.uk/ and will make a stunning base for a break in The Lakes, not least because of the view......

Panoramic photo of view from cb3 design Lake District house







Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Kitchen/Dining Extension, Peebles, Scottish Borders



This cb3 design extension was made for a day like this! 


kitchen extension with sliding folding glass wall, Cardrona, Peebles,cb3 design, Architects, Scottish Borders, Chris Humphreys Photography


Recently completed and photographed beautifully by Chris Humphreys, is this stunning kitchen/dining extension just outside Peebles in Cardrona. Its always a real buzz for us to see our designs come to life, especially when the results are as striking as this. We knew the work was in good hands with Andrew and his team at Beech Joinery and we are as delighted as our clients are with the finished product. 

kitchen extension with sliding folding glass wall, Roof lantern, skylight, Cardrona, Peebles,cb3 design, Architects, Scottish Borders, Chris Humphreys Photography



Craft Gin Distillery

The Peebles office is delighted to be involved in this particular Start-up venture. 

This craft gin distillery is located  in Perthshire is now on site and maturing nicely!



Perthshire steading building for conversion to craft gin distillery by cb3 design, Peebles, Scottish Borders, Architects

The conversion of this beautiful steading building will house the distillery, associated office space and the all-important visitor spaces, including a tasting bar. 


coloured architectural floor plan, proposed layout for steading conversion to craft gin distillery by cb3 design, Peebles, Scottish Borders, Architects


Progress on site:

on site photos of steading conversion in progress