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The Retrofit Toolkit in action

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The Retrofit Toolkit in action

The first of our retrofit studies challenged us to propose six interventions to decarbonise a typical school building to reduce its energy usage.

Date: 3 Feb 23

Robert Hopkins - Director, Architecture

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Director, Architecture

How can we reduce our energy consumption?

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How can we reduce our energy consumption?

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day aims to encourage people to explore and share the ways in which they can reduce their energy consumption.

Date: 10 Jan 23

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Our award successes for 2022

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Our award successes for 2022

We are proud of our award-winning and shortlisted projects throughout 2022, as well as our well-deserved accolades as a practice.

Date: 6 Jan 23

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Our Christmas message

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Our Christmas message

Our Christmas e-card this year has been designed by Alleyah Larder, who won our student competition that we held with Speakers for Schools

Date: 15 Dec 22

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Taking home the Education Estates ‘Architect of the Year’ Award 2022

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Taking home the Education Estates ‘Architect of the Year’ Award 2022

The Education Estates awards ceremony is the annual gathering of the education community, in partnership with the Department for Education/

Date: 8 Dec 22

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The Department for Education (DfE) push for education design to meet

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The Department for Education (DfE) push for education design to meet

The DfE’s push for education design to deliver a ‘Gen Zero’ product is laudable in its ambition. How will the construction industry meet this challenge?

Date: 22 Aug 22

Imran Kassim - Director, Architecture

by Imran Kassim

Director, Architecture

2022 RIBA AHR Scholarship awarded

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2022 RIBA AHR Scholarship awarded

We’re delighted that Reem Taha Hajj Ahmad has been announced as the recipient of the 2022 RIBA AHR Scholarship

Date: 11 Jul 22

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Why recovery will bring a new healthcare estate

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Why recovery will bring a new healthcare estate

How changing perspectives to our health and wellbeing are front-of-mind for people have impacted demand on healthcare estates and health infrastructure.

Date: 4 Jul 22

Gareth Banks - Regional Director, Architecture

by Gareth Banks

Regional Director, Architecture

Revitalising communities by the reprioritisation of spaces

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Revitalising communities by the reprioritisation of spaces

Locally-led town centre regeneration is key to driving resilient communities in the future. The purpose of the British high street is no longer solely retail.

Date: 7 Jun 22

Gurminder Sanghera - Director, Architecture

by Gurminder Sanghera

Director, Architecture

2022 RIBA AHR Scholarship

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2022 RIBA AHR Scholarship

The new RIBA AHR Scholarship is launched. The scholarship, worth £6,000, will support a Part II student from a low-income household in the UK.

Date: 1 Mar 22

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Award successes 2021

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Award successes 2021

In 2021, Our work has earned us several awards including Education (Nursery to 6th form) Architect of the Year at the Building Design 2021 Architect of the Year Awards.

Date: 1 Jan 22

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15-minute neighbourhood -Transport Infrastructure

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15-minute neighbourhood -Transport Infrastructure

Like countless others, one of our architects had to relocate out of a city into a nearby commuter town, forced by the pandemic. How have her experiences have shaped a new ethos behind town planning.

Date: 5 Nov 21

The Spine: Biophilic building for human resilience

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The Spine: Biophilic building for human resilience

Designed to WELL Platinum Standard, this office is set to be one of the healthiest buildings in the World.

Date: 18 Oct 21

Robert Hopkins - Director, Architecture

by Robert Hopkins

Director, Architecture

Modern Methods of Construction in healthcare in a time of crisis

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Modern Methods of Construction in healthcare in a time of crisis

How can architects harness the power of MMC in times of crisis.

Date: 18 Jul 21

Gareth Banks - Regional Director, Architecture

by Gareth Banks

Regional Director, Architecture

How local authorities can become catalysts for growth

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How local authorities can become catalysts for growth

Driving growth across the UK’s regions is one of the big challenges facing local and central government today. It is more important than ever that local authorities are equipped to intervene.

Date: 18 Sept 20

Karle Burford - Director, Architecture

by Karle Burford

Director, Architecture

Building wellness

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Building wellness

Designing for health and wellbeing has been a core focus among many higher education institutions for some time. As graduates move into the workplace, healthy office environments must be prioritised.

Date: 17 Mar 20

Dominic Manfredi - Director, Architecture

by Dominic Manfredi

Director, Architecture

Maximising sustainability with the intelligent application of technology

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Maximising sustainability with the intelligent application of technology

Maximising sustainability through regenerative design and the innovative use of technology is key to meeting the UK Green Building Council’s ambitious target for new and existing buildings.

Date: 13 Feb 20

Karle Burford - Director, Architecture

by Karle Burford

Director, Architecture

Whole life planning: a holistic approach to maximising estates

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Whole life planning: a holistic approach to maximising estates

Cost efficiency has always been important for owners and managers of estates. Yet for the public sector budgets have been heavily eroded and funding is now virtually non-existent.

Date: 16 Jan 20

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The future of transport is multi-modal

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The future of transport is multi-modal

Multi-modal transport interchanges play a critical role as entry points into major urban centres. Yet the strategic role they can play in even the smallest of locations has only recently become clear.

Date: 2 Sept 18

Stephen Bottom - Director, Building Consultancy

by Stephen Bottom

Director, Building Consultancy

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