October 30th, 2018
Work is progressing well on our visitor’s centre at Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire. This is our 2nd project for the Forestry Commission which will provide them with a larger café area, a new visitor centre and cycle hire building, along with a new entrance and parking layout, and woodland walkways.
The design is conceived as a series of hovering pavilions to accommodate parking payment, forest information centre, learning centre and café. These are connected on a gently arcing path through to dramatic views over the Chilterns.
Westgate School Completes
October 30th, 2018
The expansion of the Westgate School in Slough was completed in time for the new school year.
An extension comprising a multi-use hall and sixth form centre is connected to a standalone classroom block by a feature walkway highlighted with colourful metal fins.
Prince’s Mead School update
October 12th, 2018
Demolition has been completed and construction has commenced on site at Prince’s Mead School near Winchester. The contemporary extension to the school’s Grade 2* listed accommodation at Worthy Park House will provide striking new dining facilities along with state-of-the-art teaching spaces.
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.”