In response to the UK government guidance, everyone at BLA is now working from home. We have established procedures allowing us to continue operating, to look after the health and safety of our team, and to provide for our wider responsibility to others we work with and the general public. The health and wellbeing of our team is of uptmost importance to us and so we are supporting flexible working for any employees who may need it.
We continue to communicate and collaborate with each other and our clients, using a suite of digital tools.
Staff can be reached directly on their direct dial phone numbers. If you cannot reach a member of staff then please email directly and we will call you back.
All procedures enable BLA to provide a continued, professional and attentive service to our clients. Our full office protocol document can be viewed here.
We are pleased to be appointed to work with Flyde Council with Future High Street Fund to revitalise the town centre of Kirkham. We are working with our regular and trusted associates: Avison Young, Accend, Bernard Williams, Martin Higgitt Associates.
We are delighted to have been appointed to work with Chesterfield Borough Council on developing options for the refurbishment of the Stephenson Memorial Hall in Chesterfield.
This unique building, built as a tribute to George Stephenson and home to both Chesterfield Museum and the Pomegranate Theatre, has huge potential as a key focal point in Chesterfield’s cultural offer. We are looking forward to collaborating creatively with Tourism UK, Rambol, Charcoal Blue, BWA, Core, Burdus Access and the Council over the next few months.
Great article from Co-operative News on the work of our clients Leeds Community Homes and some of the great trailblazers such as Lilac Homes.
Work has commenced on-site and the MassBespoke cassettes are being fabricated and assembled in a workshop in Hull.
We’re excited to have Irena joining in a discussion about her publication, “How to be a Happy Architect” in the Nottingham & Derby Society of Architects Book Talk
Date: 11th March 2020
Venue: The Quad, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS
Time: 6.30pm -8.00pm
For more Details: https://www.ndsa.org.uk/events/2020/3/11/how-to-be-a-happy-architect-irena-bauman
A great program about 4 day work week on BBC Radio 4 The Bottom Line https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000fpc7
Irena is pleased to be presenting Built InCommon and MassBespoke at this oversubscribed conference focusing on how housing can contribute to making good places.
For more information about the event:
Great to see the BLA masterplan proposal for Darlington Railway Heritage Quarter go live on BBC News!
The Darlington Railway Heritage Quarter masterplan is in plans to be a world-class railway tourist attraction, as mentioned in the following link:
BBC news – Darlington Railway Heritage Quarter
For more information about the project:
Darlington Railway Heritage Quarter
A big thank you to all the wonderful people who we have worked with and for in 2019!
With the turbulent conditions of climate change, and growing injustice in resource distribution we continue to be inspired by the constancy of human kindness and creativity.
And the capacity to have FUN!
We look forward to more of both in 2020 and wish you all a cracking break.
We look forward to discussing disruptive approaches to centralised off site manufacture of timber construction with Wessex Community Assets and Assemble Studios.
Discussing how digital construction systems such as MassBespoke can enable local small scale fabrication of affordable homes.
Find out more at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-local-timber-in-affordable-housing-workshop-tickets-74272108877
Join us for an evening of explorative talks inviting new and old ways of thinking. Talks by Irena Bauman from Bauman Lyons, Richard James MacCowan from Biomimicry UK and James Newton from Yorspace are coming to talk about how we could redesign our economic, building and planning systems to create a more democratic, circular and innovative model for housing, cities, and our futures.
York Design Week is a weeklong celebration of design and creativity taking place from 23rd-30th October 2019. With over 20 events in several different locations, there’s something for everyone: check out yorkdesignweek.com for more information.
Bauman Lyons are pleased to be participating in the co-owned neighbourhoods session at York Design Week. We will be taking part in these discussions with Matt Murphy of MassBespoke.
For more information see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/york-design-week-co-owned-neighbourhoods-on-york-central-tickets-70004251601?aff=ebapi
Current and important issues for Future Architectural Practice will be discussed at the RIBA Smart Practice Conference on 1st October 2019.
Together with the full Client and Contractor team we are happy to present early thoughts on the process of the collaborative IPI contract which we are testing at the Museum of Making – a £17m HLF, ACE and local authority funded cultural project in Derby.
Click on this link for the full conference programme.
We are discovering forgotten and magical areas of the Grade II Listed complex of Abbey Mills hoping to create a trailblazer project community led project. We look forward to working with Leeds City Council, Kirkstall Valley Development trust and the local communities.
We are looking forward to discussing the Social Value Tool Kit for Architecture, the Integrated Project Insurance (IPI) contract we are following on Derby Silk Mill and presenting updates from our Built InCommon fellowship at the Research Leads in Practice workshop on 6th September hosted by Ackroyd Lowrie Architects and chaired by Professor Flora Samuel.
Click on this link for the full agenda.
Photograph by Eleni Stefanou.
Photoshoot in progress at BlOK CNC workshop – https://www.blokcnc.com/
with Blake House Filmmaker Cooperative – https://blake.house/
for the Built InCommon explainer to be launched at the Oslo Architecture Triennale Degrowth Festival called ‘Enough’ –http://oslotriennale.no/en/om-oat-2019
We are pleased to be appointed with GVA and BWA by Bolsover District Council to carry out a feasibility study into re-purposing existing train station building and adjoining land in the village of Creswell.
We look forward to working with BDC again.