New projects and competition wins!
Astley Cooper School, Hemel Hempstead
We are delighted to announce that following a competition, our B+K led team has been awarded this PSBP block replacement project. The scope includes the provision of a new community swimming pool and mini super block teaching facility replacing system-built blocks that are long past their sell by date. A Detailed Planning Application has been submitted.
Mock Vet’s Practice, University of Nottingham
Won in design competition, this building Is similar to a commercial veterinary practice including consulting and theatre spaces plus seminar and office facilities totalling approximately 1250m2 NIA.
The simple, charred Accoya clad, barn-like form is highly efficient both spatially and in terms of envoironmental performance.
The design is BREEAM Excellent and meets RIBA Challenge 2030 targets for both embodied and operational carbon.
Strength in Places Fund success!
Working with ADE Regneration and our client Lucideon, we have helped the Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group secure £18.27 million in government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund (SIPF), to put the area firmly on the map as a global centre for advanced ceramics.
The SIPF funding, combined with partner investment and the creation of new business opportunities, will together make the programme a £42.1 million project.
Membership of the MICG is made up of blue-chip companies and SMEs including Rolls-Royce, JCB, Morgan Advanced Materials and Lucideon – as well as the universities of Birmingham, Leicester and Loughborough.
They allow products to operate at higher temperatures, in more challenging environments and can last longer than plastic or metal equivalents. Globally, the advanced ceramics sector is projected to be worth £143 billion by 2023, and the outcome of this funding means the Midlands is well-placed to be part of it.
Colonnade, Sutton on Sea
East Lindsey District Council has been awarded £48.4million in funding from the government for regeneration projects along the east coast.
Supporting GF Tomlinson, we have already submitted a planning application for The Colonnade, this includes a dramatic looking new café, restaurant, gallery, and exhibition spaces, with viewing decks overlooking the adjacent beach, paddling pool and Pleasure Gardens. A row of 15 day-let beach huts and six overnight holiday lodges will also be built along the Promenade.