MassBespoke secures Innovate UK grant

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!

Update: Urbanistas Exhibition

Urbanistas Update

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 for more information about the exhibition.


New research project: Leeds City Lab


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.



Urbanistas Exhibition in London


We are very excited to be represented at Urbanistas: Women Innovators in Architecture + Urban + Landscape Design. The exhibition showcases sustainable and liveable projects that bring together these three disciplines and highlights the ingenuity and resourcefulness needed to tackle modern city living. Find out more at TimeOut London and Roca London. read more

Bauman Lyons Climate Change Adaptation Research Projects

Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Commercial Buildings

Bauman Lyons have, over the last 3 years, carried out major research into climate change adaptation strategies for commercial buildings financed by Technology Strategy Board.

These projects contributed to The Business Case for Adapting Buildings to Climate Change published by Innovate UK.

The executive summary of this influential research can be found here:

New Project: Threshfield Quarry Masterplan


We are very pleased to be working on the masterplan design of Threshfield Quarry together with long time collaborators Estell Warren Landscape Architects, Creative Space Management and Bernard Williams Associates. read more

Shambles Market: Progress Update


A fantastic effort was put in to get the traders back in to the market place for the lead up to Christmas. Traders have moved back into a lighter and brighter market with refurbished stalls and new paving. Works continue in the meantime, ready for completion in early 2015.








Holy Trinity Church Launch

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We are pleased to confirm the official launch of our project in Hull. Holy Trinity Church, a Grade 1 Listed building, is to be remodelled to enhance it as a venue for a great range of community activities. The project is to be completed in time for Hull’s City of Culture 2017.

Follow the coverage at Hull Daily Mail and at Holy Trinity’s web page for more information about the designs.

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