IDC News

After an extremely difficult path obtaining the relevant permissions to start the project, The Intelligent Design Centre are thrilled to announce that work has now commenced on a prestigious 400sqm residence in Ormskirk, Lancashire.  A derelict cottage formerly occupied the large site and, after lengthy consultation with us here at The Intelligent Design Centre, the delighted clients are looking forward to the completion of their dream home – a four-bedroomed

The Intelligent Design Centre are thrilled to confirm that we have received outline planning approval for a development of up to 50 houses on a site off Hopwood Street, Accrington. Hyndburn Borough Council have fully supported our proposals, which will provide excellent regeneration benefits to a site and surrounding area that has suffered from fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour in recent times.  Being elevated, the site affords superb views of Accrington

Plans for a new, ‘paragraph 55’ house has been submitted to the Bolton Council, just 500m from our recently completed Grand Designs home. The unique and innovative scheme, has undergone a thorough design process which draws upon the industrial history of the site – which was formerly used as a quarry. Coupled with key engagement with the local authority, the application goes forward the greatest chance of approval. Watch this

We are delighted to announce that a full planning application has been submitted to Bolton Council for the creating of a small, two-house development in Egerton, Greater Manchester. The scheme includes the replacement of an existing agricultural building, with two contemporary properties, associated parking garages, new vehicular access and comprehensive landscaping.

On 18th October 2016 Channel 4 aired the fifth episode of Grand Design 2016 – and we were on! Here’s the project link to the wonderful house in the green belt… ( Catch it on Channel 4 On-Demand here (

IDC are delighted to be instructed on another NPPF Paragraph 55 house, this time in the Midlands. A beautiful site with great potential, and we can’t wait to get started. If you have a similar site, and are looking to maximise it’s potential, then head to our “Contact Us” page and leave us some details, or pick up the phone and we’ll be delighted to help.

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Oct 2016

New Website

Welcome to IDC’s new website! We have spent the last few months developing and perfecting our message, and have collected some exciting stuff for you to feast your eyes on. Head to our “Contact Us” page and leave us some details, if you would like more information about what we can do for you. And keep an eye on our News Blog to see what we are getting up to.