Planning granted for Retirement Living Scheme

July 27th, 2018


A development of 37 contemporary retirement apartments located within the Branksome Park conservation area in Poole has received detailed planning approval following an appeal inquiry.

The Planning Inspector noted in his decision that “The proposed scheme represents a well-considered and high-quality response to the site and its context. Judged on its own terms, the scheme would make for a well-mannered development, enhancing the conservation area’s diversity and distinctiveness. In all these respects, the quality of the appeal proposal would exceed that of the existing dwellings. The proposed scheme would therefore result in an overall enhancement of the conservation area’s character and appearance.”

Study Trip 2018 – Madrid

May 25th, 2018


This year’s study trip took Re-Format to Madrid in Spain. Unlike many historic capitals Madrid was selected to become Spain’s political centre in the 1560s primarily due to its central location. Herzog and De Meuron’s Caixaforum museum was the studio favourite (especially as we had lunch in the roof top restaurant). The trip was finished off with a visit to the amazing Barajas airport by Richard Rogers, completed back in 2004 but still fresh and immaculate.

Brooklands Square update

April 23rd, 2018


Work is progressing well on the Brooklands Square scheme in Milton Keynes for developer Places for People.

This part of the town’s Eastern Expansion area includes 2500 homes, schools, commercial offices, retail units and community facilities.

Planning granted for school extension

February 6th, 2018


Re-Format has gained planning and listed building consent on behalf of Prince’s Mead School, for a contemporary extension to the school’s Grade 2* listed accommodation at Worthy Park House.

The new accommodation provides a dedicated kitchen and dining hall with teaching spaces above. It’s simple recessed masonry façade is conceived as a complimentary reference to the ordered Georgian façade of the main house.