Congratulations to Derby Museums for their major success in securing development funding from HLF for their ground breaking, disruptive project in co-making a makers museum. Exceptional team, exceptional leadership and exceptional ideas- congratulations to all.
Read more about the HLF investment and other successful applicants by following this link.
We are pleased to have secured planning consent for the extension and public realm works to Holy Trinity Church in Hull.
We are still in the process of obtaining Faculty consent due to ecclesiastical exception for these and the internal reordering, but are delighted to be one step closer towards helping to provide the church and the community with a sustainable future.
If you missed Irena’s talk Be the change you want to see in the world at last year’s 4×4 Lectures you can listen to it here. Irena speaks about the drivers of change that continue to impact on our cities and how as a society we are becoming increasingly able to influence these changes.
Elisabeth Braw writes in The Guardian about how the co-housing communities are becoming an increasingly attractive model for developers. The challenge remains in how this model can be upscaled so that it can become more mainstream and affordable. Read the article in full here.
As part of Urbanistas: women innovators in architecture, urban and landscape design, Irena talks about the practice’s ethics, committing to working regionally and finding innovative approaches to the regeneration of local urban centres with particular reference to Dewsbury Strategic Development Framework (SDF).
On the 16th April, Irena will be speaking on the topic of making our capital more resilient in response to population growth and the effects of climate change. The talk will be part of the ongoing Urbanistas exhibition at Roca Gallery London of women innovators working in landscape and urban design, of which we are pleased to be showcasing a selection of our projects from around the Yorkshire region. Book your place early to avoid disappointment!
We recently returned to Eldwick Primary School to see progress on the Phase 2 admin and classroom extension. The external larch cladding is in place and the new staff spaces have been handed over. The internal fit out of the classrooms set to be completed in the summer as part of Phase 3 of the works and in time for the new school year.
We are pleased to have secured a £130,000 Research and Development grant from Innovate UK to enable us to develop our MassBespoke digital construction system. We will be working with ARUP, Stage One and Rhino and the project will be led by Matt Murphy and Irena Bauman at BLA. It was our third attempt at getting past assessors and we would like to thank TBAT for getting us over that tough hurdle!
The upcoming Urbanistas Exhibition opens to the public on Friday 6th March, private view on Thurs 5th March 18.30-20.30.
We’ll be presenting our work from Leeds and Dewsbury as part of a wider showcase of innovative architecture, urban and landscape design projects.
Please see https://www.facebook.com/RocaLondonGallery?fref=ts for more information about the exhibition.
Over the next six months, Bauman Lyons will be participating in a research project investigating ‘What could a city co-production lab be?’ for Leeds. We will be looking at the spatial aspects of co-production, together with various themes relating to co-production, such as motives, capacities, ethics, impacts and adaptability. The project belongs to a programme of pilot projects launched by the N8 Research Partnership and the University of Sheffield, exploring the potential of knowledge ‘co-production’ between researchers and non-academics.
We kick started the project last week with an initial brainstorming workshop with partners from the Leeds universities, Leeds City Council and representatives from Leeds’ civic sector.