Igloo are inviting the Ouseburn community to come and view their revised proposals for the development of Lower Steenbergs Yard, adjacent to the Toffee Factory. Whilst planning permission was granted in 2016, the complexity of this brownfield site has meant that this first scheme could not be built. Xsite Architecture are currently redesigning the scheme which will still deliver homes and workspaces but will be rethought to take into account the challenges of the site, reducing the density of development. 

Igloo are keen to explain their thinking behind the redesigned scheme to neighbours and community members living and working in the area and to understand thoughts and concerns before applying for planning permission in July. With the support of 22 Sheds, they are holding an open exhibition in the Ouseburn Trust's meeting room at 55 Lime Street which you are invited to attend. The exhibition will be open on the following days:

  • Thursday 17th May 6-9pmLower Steenbergs Yard and The Malings from above
  • Saturday 26th May 10-1pm
  • Tuesday 5th June 4-7pm
  • Wednesday 6th June 11-5pm
  • plus 8-9am on Wednesday 23 May at the Ouseburn Business Breakfast (all Ouseburn Businesses welcome for bacon butties and croissants)

If you are unable to get to the exhibition during these times, you can view the information boards and images of the design work to date in this pdf file: Lower Steenbergs Yard - history and development of site and new scheme proposals

If you have thoughts or concerns about the scheme, igloo and 22 Sheds have asked that you make a note of these on the online feedback form below, which the Trust will forward to them. If you have specific concerns you would like to discuss or questions, please contact Kate Percival by email at [email protected] or call 0191 242 3275.

Click here to give your feedback 

The report on the initial consultation carried out in 2015 can be viewed here – Lower Steenbergs Yard consultation report 2015

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