Update: Urbanistas Exhibition

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.


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

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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4×4 Making Places Lectures

On the 16th of October, Irena will be speaking at 4×4 Making Places: ‘Where will our grandchildren live?’ Irena is one of four invited speakers, and will be delivering a talk titled “To be or not to be: The choice between what we CAN do and what we WILL do.” The event will start at 6pm – book early to avoid disappointment.
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Construction at Shambles Market

Market and Public Realm paving construction is well underway at Shambles Market in beautiful York. Construction of the Kiosks has also commenced and we are looking forward to seeing the first tranche of stalls reinstated following offsite refurbishment and improvement work.

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Bauman Lyons accredited for Conservation Work

We are pleased that Guy Smith, one of the Directors, is now accredited as an RIBA Conservation Registrant. This continues to strengthen our knowledge and experience in working on listed buildings and buildings of historic interest.

Sadler Bridge Studios completes

Sadler Bridge Studios in Derby are now complete and occupied – 60% let one month after opening! Creative businesses are moving in – making this a great new addition to the expanding Cathedral Quarter district. All the best to Managers and Tenants, we hope to catch up with you soon to see how you’ve settled in.

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Progress on the Garden Room!

After installing the requisite access gantries (safe working ahoy!) work continues to install insulation, breather paper and counter battens over the CNC cut plywood structure.

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Update : Garden Room

We are making progress on our self-build of a garden room extension to our office. And as a picture tells a thousand words…

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Public Consultation – Withernsea Promenade Improvement Plan

We are working in Withernsea – East Yorkshire – with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Withernsea and South East Holderness Regeneration Partnership to create a renewed vision and improvement plan for the seafront promenade.

We run a public consultation in Withernsea on Saturday the 14th, which has been covered by the Hull Daily Mail and the Holderness Gazette. (Image above by Peter Harbour from Hull Daily Mail).

We had a successful day on the Promenade talking to visitors and residents and we also had the opportunity to collaborate with a group of young people from Withernsea Children and Family Action group, who undertook a questionnaire survey as part of their Participatory Appraisal Course.

Derby Museums Cafe now open

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The new Cafe at Derby Museums and Art Gallery opened last Saturday. We were delighted to have been able to help out with some design decisions.

We hope that it is a success.

(1st Image by Janine Derbyshire and 2nd image by Derby Museums)

Leeds Metropolitan – Degree Show 2014


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We are looking forward to attending this year’s Leeds Metropolitan students’ Degree Show.

We attended the opening night last Friday and were very impressed by the quality of the work and projects. We wish the students best of luck in their further studies and career.

The show is open to the public until this Friday (13th) from 10am till 4pm.