This project involves in the comprehensive redevelopment of the former gas storage site, Castle Street, Taunton. Michael led the team acting on behalf of Midas Homes to prepare and submit the proposals as part of a multi-disciplinary project team. The proposals seek to redevelop the former gas storage site into a high quality residential environment. The applications propose the construction of 220 contemporary style apartments, set in a series of perimeter blocks and defined by a central tower at the core of the scheme. The proposals will incorporate high quality external landscape, which will introduce pedestrian access to the waterfront.
The proposals were granted permission after extensive consultation with the District Planning Authority, Creating Excellence, along with the County and statutory authorities. Pre-application public consultation events were also held with the general public and Taunton's Civic Society. The responses received during these events were used to inform the final proposals. The project was put on hold as a result of the economic downturn but it is hoped that it will be resurrected in the future.