Irena will be speaking at the Future Cities Salons’ forthcoming series of debates examining the future of public space. The next debate takes place at the Building Centre in London on 11 June 2015 under the title: ‘Crisis is the New Normal – What is a resilient city? For more info, see http://futurecities.org.uk/events/
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.
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.
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
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:
Bauman Lyons are delighted to have been recognised at Derby’s George Rennie Awards for two recently completed projects in Derby city centre.
Just before Christmas, Bauman Lyons and Built Heritage Consultancy undertook a survey of the Halifax Town Hall and Borough Market on behalf of Calderdale Council. read more
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
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.
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.
Major debate at 4×4 Making Places in Sheffield asking the question of ‘Where will our grandchildren live?’
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.