Cooks Shipyard

Location: Wivenhoe, Essex

Date: 2002

Purchased from the receiver acting on behalf of a national bank, Lexden Restorations obtained planning consent for the comprehensive redevelopment of this extremely sensitive waterside site. Detailed consultations were undertaken with local pressure groups, the Town and Borough Councils and a scheme that gave a large amount of planning gain in the form of opening up the riverside and providing a true mix of uses was given consent. The site was subsequently sold to Taylor Wimpey who have developed the initial phases broadly in accordance with the original designs.