Retail & Leisure
Spinners Fisheries is a new Fish and Chip Takeaway and Restaurant based in Dewsbury. Initially launched as a takeaway in December 2020, a new restaurant also opened its doors in May 2021 following an extensive refurbishment that has seen this disused pub transformed into a vibrant eatery.
In the case of Spinners Fisheries, it was more than obtaining planning approval.
The building that Sofia and Simon purchased needed extensive renovation. Over the years, it had many uses, but most recently it was a pub.
So, even though the building had been vacant for some time, was run down, had become an eyesore and was a hub for anti-social activity, the loss of the public house as a community asset was reason not to permit planning.
The planning process required planning policy to be disproved.
The planning process, which can be timely as standard, took longer due to the global pandemic.
Planning was imperative to maintaining timescales, national restrictions were causing delays, and the client was keen to open quickly but safely.
Spinners Fisheries is a great example of how a building can work harder – not just for a business and individuals but also the wider community.
By quickly and efficiently securing planning permission, the tight timescale set by the Mirfield couple was maintained.
Within six months of purchase, the establishment had been fully renovated and was open to the public.
A home for a new venture was created, which also accommodated growth with the new restaurant.
All services delivered remotely, and constant cooperation with the client, led to seamless planning approval, building regulations and licenses.
A vacant, run-down building that had become a hub for anti-social activity has been transformed into a popular and welcoming takeaway and restaurant that locals are proud of and which has settled into the heart of the community.
Owners, Sofia and Simon Render, had the vision to see beyond the shell of a disused pub and instead identify with a building that sat at the heart of a community. They remodeled extensively and drove forward their ambitious plans, despite the challenges faced by a global pandemic and planning policies.”
Planning support is just one of the services that we offer here at MWA, and whilst some people may not think it’s the most exciting aspect of our work, it is the foundations for innovation and development.
The building is unrecognisable – inside and out! We are so pleased to have played a small (but critical) role in this venture and to have had the opportunity to prove that ‘when the chips are down’, you can rely on MWA.”