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Watford Road Radlett


We are pleased to post this recent planning permission in Radlett. This 7000 sq ft proposal features the complete remodeling of an existing detached dwelling together with a new swimming pool annex and a landscape project. The scope includes high end AV, lighting and cinema. Work starts on site shortly and will be completed March 2015.


 
 
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Castle Street Luton


This challenging Luton site is constrained by busy roads and a Grade 11 Listed church building. We wanted to create high quality high density flats using a duplex arrangement. These properties have dual aspect so that each apartment benefits from quieter living spaces facing away from the road. The duplex plan allows us to reduce the number of corridors inside the building providing more space for useful accommodation. The building steps and curves, literally ‘moving away’ from the Grade 11 listed church as if it were following the movement of the traffic. We like the way that corridors are expressed on the building facade and how the pattern of windows adds to the sense of movement.


 
 
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Zero Carbon Management Training Academy, Tesco Stores Ltd


Management Training Academy
Tesco Stores Ltd.
Hatfield, Hertfordshire

These are the approved planning submissions for an extraordinary new Zero Carbon Management Training Academy for Tesco Stores Ltd near Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Set within a refurbished rural landscape, once part of a traditional managed estate, the purpose of this building is to train company delegates in an environment that is both sustainable and engaging. The £44m project looks at innovative low carbon strategies modeled to provide all the building’s heat and power requirements. We like the scheme for its elegance and simplicity. The new building is carefully set into its sloping site surrounded by ancient woodland. The proposals include ‘clusters of training environments’ that are designed around flexible training programmes; a bar and restaurant; gym and health spar and bedroom accommodation. All these spaces are accessible from a lively communal glazed ‘street’ which in turn provides access to external terraces and in turn to the wider landscape. The intention is for delegates to make use of this rural landscape as a rewarding learning experience in it’s own right. In association with the building project the landscape project includes significant new native woodland planting; refurbished ancient woodland; new meadow land; sustainable drainage systems and restoration of walled gardens and historic barns.


 
 
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Farley House Harpenden


This 11,000 sq ft house replaced a modern but Locally Listed dwelling set on a large site in the Harpenden Conservation Area. The house uses beautiful handmade bricks laid in a decorative flemish bond and roofed with handmade reclaimed tiles. Internal concrete walls and floors made for the very best solid base which in turn allows for beautiful fine tolerance finishes. We like the way that the staircase floats as it rises through the house, barley touching the walls and with a fine line of leather handrail mounted on glass balustrades. This large property has a wonderful flow of space and many distinguishing features.


 
 
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Regeneration, Stirling Square East Barnet


Working with Spen Hill Developments Ltd we are excited to post this new regeneration scheme for East Barnet, London. After a lengthly ‘pre application’ process and full consultation with the local community and the Save Barnet community group, these applications were approved with a first application. This £6m plus investment will bring much needed family homes and flats to East Barnet. Work starts on site July 2014. The appointed contractor, Durkan Ltd aim to complete the project next year.