Turning traditional kitchen design on its head

A leading kitchen company has cooked up a collection of cool solutions for one of the UK’s most innovative new housing developments.

Accent Kitchens UK has supplied bespoke kitchen designs for the acclaimed Chimney Pot Park, in Salford, Greater Manchester.

The multi-million pound Urban Splash development is reinventing the traditional terrace by turning 349 run-down Victorian properties upside down and entirely remodeling the interiors.

The revolutionary ‘upside down’ layout includes one large living space raised to first floor level, and two double bedrooms and the bathrooms located at the lower level. The living areas include a full height glazing system, which opens onto balcony structures and the rear garden decks.

Accent Kitchens, part of the Arnold Laver Group, is supplying a range of custom-made, contemporary kitchen designs for the project using LG Hi-MACS solid surfaces.

Richard Riding, Director at Urban Splash Build, said: “Accent Kitchens UK has provided a first class service from the initial planning and design stages through to supply and installation. Their team has offered great flexibility and attention to detail to create bespoke solutions, delivering kitchens to our exact requirements.”

Named after the park adjoining the site, the development will also provide some secure parking – located beneath the raised garden deck. Existing brickwork street frontages are being retained and the identity of the streets will remain largely unchanged with roof lights replacing the old chimney stacks.

Paul Harrington, Director of Accent Kitchens UK, said: “We are delighted to be involved with such an exciting and innovative project that will transform rundown terraces into trendy homes, regenerating and breathing new life into the area.

“We see the kitchen as the hub of the home so it is crucial to ensure our designs for Chimney Pot Park reflect the personality of those who are going to live there. The bespoke solutions used in the terraces are modern and sleek but welcoming, durable and practical. They have been created to live in, to work in and to enjoy.”

Work on the first phase of Chimney Pot Park is finished and the project is expected to be completed by 2009.

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