Bussey & Armstrong turns to Ideal Standard for latest development

BathroomsNews Tue 12th Dec 2023 by KBBFocus

Bussey & Armstrong turns to Ideal Standard for latest development

Bussey & Armstrong turns to Ideal Standard for latest development

North East-based housebuilder Bussey & Armstong has specified Ideal Standard's premium Atelier Collections for its latest development. West Park Garden Village is a unique development of new homes in Darlington. Based around the first new park in the town in 100 years, the scheme aims to bring together a new community with amenities including housing, a school, a hospital, a pub and shops. 

Juniper Avenue is a brand new phase of West Park Garden Village, a selection of four- and five-bedroomed detached homes within walking distance of the amenities of the village centre. Architect-designed and traditionally constructed, these houses reflect the Arts and Crafts movement on which many of England's historic Garden Cities were based. Inside, the homes offer spacious, design-led rooms with luxurious finishes including brushed brass and marble tiles.  

Featuring modernist, contemporary, traditional and vintage styles, Ideal Standard’s Atelier Collections offered Bussey & Armstrong a wealth of choice, and Bussey & Armstrong director Tony Cooper could select products that complemented the high specification seen throughout the properties. 

He commented: “We were determined to elevate the design of the bathrooms in Juniper Avenue’s homes, providing buyers with bathrooms they wanted to spend time in – sanctuaries of calm where they could relax and truly switch off. As soon as I saw the quality of the Atelier Collections, I knew they were the right fit for this development. The pieces we chose are stylish and luxurious while offering the functionality and high performance required in busy family homes. The combination of timeless design with contemporary textures is perfect for these Arts and Crafts-inspired properties, and I know the craftsmanship will stand the test of time.” 

Bussey & Armstrong and Ideal Standard have a longstanding relationship spanning over 15 years. In 2022 Mr Cooper visited the London Design and Specification Centre to get a hands-on experience with the latest products. The unique space in the heart of London’s Clerkenwell showcases Ideal Standard’s latest products and innovations. The showroom allows architects, developers and interior designers to visualise products in their projects thanks to industry-leading software used by Ideal Standard’s in-house experts to create accurate 3D models of bathrooms and virtual worlds to present a 4D experience of their future space. 

Kerry Jessop, residential specification manager at Ideal Standard, said: “We’ve worked with Bussey & Armstrong for many years, and the fact that they repeatedly turn to us for bathroom products is a testament to the quality and service we provide. Another range was initially specified for this product, as it had been used by the housebuilder many times in the past, but as soon as we heard that Tony was keen to create a more luxurious feel, we knew the Atelier Collections were the perfect fit.” 

Pictured, from left to right: Tony Cooper, director at Bussey & Armstrong; Gary Oliver, plumbing and heating contractor; Colin Oliver, installer; Paul Wright, buyer for Bussey & Armstrong.

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