Planning Approval for Sheldon House
October 17th, 2019
We’re delighted to have been granted planning permission for this contemporary replacement dwelling near the village of Steep.
The key conceptual driver for the Steep home was to create a stronger relationship between the living spaces and the south-facing garden.
The project architect, Ruth, is a certified Passivhaus consultant and has advised the client on a fabric first method.
Planning Approval for The Oaks Leisure Centre
September 4th, 2019
Our community leisure centre for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Charters School has received unanimous approval at planning committee, despite being located within the Green Belt.
The dynamic cladding is a response to the sports facilities within, which include a six-lane 25m swimming pool, and eight-court sports hall, a dance studio and a 60-station gym.
Penn Hill Retirement Living Update
August 30th, 2019
Our development of 37 retirement apartments within the Branksome Park conservation area in Poole has recently started on site.
Permission for the scheme, which replaces 3 bungalows, was granted following an appeal inquiry. The Planning Inspector described our design as a “well considered and high-quality response to the site” and commented that the scheme would result in “an overall enhancement of the conservation area’s character and appearance”.
Study Trip 2019 – Berlin
May 21st, 2019
Re-Format have just returned from our annual study trip!
This year we visited Berlin where our guide, Luis Kann, led us around Grimm Zentrum library, Museum Island, Pariser Platz and the Parliamentary District.
We loved the Grimm-Zentrum’s cherry-clad reading room and Chipperfield’s beautiful restoration of the Neues Museum was another office favourite. It was interesting to see some early, and surprisingly rational, Gehry at the DZ bank.