Dry stone walling underway

Beautiful dry stone walling at the Torridon house by Peter Summers using local Torridonian sandstone
More to take place over the next few weeks

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Charred larch cladding largely complete

New house on site on the shores of Loch Torridon
The walls and roof are clad with Scottish larch boards charred using a variation of the traditional Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique to increase durability.


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Historic building restoration almost complete

Original pamments and brick floors bring wonderful colours and textures to the interiors of this Listed Building.

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Stretham show homes nearing completion.

The first few houses of a fifty house development have been constructed, they are open for viewing and have been very well received.

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Norfolk coastal house nominated finalist for Best Individual House

We are very pleased that our recently completed new build house at Thornham, on the Norfolk coast is one of four nominated finalists for the Best Individual House category at the 2016, East Anglian Building Control Building Excellence Awards.

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Histon development in the news!

Histon station site had a large positive response during a community consultation meeting.

See more:
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Plans-redevelop-Histon-Station-site-display/story-27868832-detail/story.html

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Stretham & Willburton Community Land Trust on site

Work on site has started at the Stretham & Willburton Community Land Trust Development.

Picture from the Ely Weekly News.

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Coleridge Community Colege, Sports Hall Official Opening

On Wednesday the 14th January Coleridge Community College held the official opening for their new sports hall building.
The building was opened by Olympic javelin thrower Goldie Sayers at an event to showcase the sports that the pupils can now enjoy, many of which were impossible in their old building.
Feedback from the teaching staff and pupils is excellent; Ian Dixon, Head of Physical Education, explained that in the first few weeks of use there has already been a huge increase in numbers taking part in after-school sports clubs, in addition to the improvement to teaching opportunities within the normal curriculum.

The sports hall has been covered by the local press:
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Olympics-star-Goldie-Sayers-Newmarket-opens-final/story-25855125-detail/story.html

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New Associate Director

We are pleased to announce that Liz Miller's return to running projects in the last few months has been recognised in her promotion to become an associate director of the practice.  We're delighted to have Liz on the team, contributing her considerable practical experience of a wide range of projects including work for private clients, Cambridge University Colleges and on important historic buildings.  The promotion reflects not only her architectural rôle, but also her importance in day-to-day decision making in the practice.

Liz's return to architecture comes after opting to work in a supporting and managerial rôle in recent years while bringing up her children. We are convinced that architects returning to work after a period prioritising being a parent represent a massively undervalued resource; the practical skills developed in bringing up children can only add to the considerable professional expertise that people have gathered before taking a career break.  If you are a returning mother or father looking to pick up an architectural career, perhaps starting with a period of part time work, do give us a call.


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The Jockey Club, Newmarket

Listed Building Consent approved!

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