Hungerhill Allotment

This project was completed in February 2014. The end result pretty much looks like what we drew  – which is always very rewarding and now that the surrounding gardens have been planted up, the centre looks amazing. The building is really well used by the allotment holders and the wider …

Scope

We have worked closely with SCOPE on four projects to provide complex remodelling of houses in which up to five young people with varied disabilities can live with a balance of independence and specialist on-site care. The residents have tailor-made bedrooms and en-suites, and share living and kitchen facilities.

Barn Conversion

This was a lovely barn conversion in Cropwell Butler, Nottinghamshire with big rooms, but it wasn’t right for a young girl with CP and her family. Maintaining a private family life with outsiders coming into the home can be difficult, and so facilities for waking and sleeping carers were created. …

Woolpack Lane

The site was occupied by a small hosiery factory which needed to be demolished to make way for this substantial apartment development. The site had a very chequered planning history and was going nowhere with previous developers until we stepped in. Our proposals were well received by the Nottingham Design …

GPO

Formerly the Post Office Telephone Exchange in Nottingham, this project was designed for private apartments and involved a full refurbishment of the existing buildings with two further additional storeys on each building as well as a new tower and a new street elevation. Situated in the middle of Nottingham the …

Trowell School

With a limited budget of £60,000 all in, the governors of Trowell C of E School approached us with a brief for a new extension to provide then with a multi-purpose teaching space as well as a quiet space for private study, one to one tutorials and a small space …

Rushcliffe School

Rushcliffe School is typical of many 1960s-built comprehensives in that the demand on its spaces has changed. The initial brief was to extend the library but there was an opportunity to make greater improvements. Although extending the library was the main focus, the project offered an opportunity to solve other …

The Link Bridge

The Adult Education Centre is housed in two buildings, one of which is Grade II listed. They needed to be linked to create internal access and this link was to run across an enclosed courtyard formed by the existing buildings. Before devising the link we studied how pupils and staff …

77 Musters Road

Located in West Bridgford, a wealthy Nottingham suburb, this site was purchased by Brooklyn Properties for the construction of a number of conventional three-bedroomed houses. The site appraisal led us to recommend one and two-bedroomed apartments over single houses. This presented the opportunity to make a higher value architectural statement …

Altons Cigar Factory

This 18th-century cigar factory, Victorian shop and neighboring townhouses were to be developed into city centre apartments and linked with the new Canning Circus building designed by Boden Associates on the adjacent site. The factory and shop, both grade II-listed, had been derelict for a long time. Whole sections of …

Canning Circus

Canning Circus stands on what was a long-derelict site, adjacent to a Grade II-listed building, in an area that cried out for regeneration. The brief called for a range of apartments and parking facilities. Construction was to take 15 months and cost £5.5m. Two key elements defined our response: we …