The Past, Present and Future of Modern Methods of Construction

Irena will be guest speaker at the Chartered Institute of Housing Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Board: AGM on 9th July 2015 at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The theme is The Past, Present and Future of Modern Methods of Construction and Irena will talk about the potential of the new technologies to disrupt the construction industry. For more information, see www.cih.org/yorkshireandhumberside

 

Derby Museums secures HLF funding

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.

Holy Trinity Hull secures Planning Consent

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.
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4×4 Manchester – Human City: A place to Change

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.

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Urbanistas Interview with Irena Bauman

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).

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Urbanistas Talk #1: How can London plan for resilience?

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!

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Eldwick Primary School update

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.

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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

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.

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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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-business-case-for-adapting-buildings-to-climate-change

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.

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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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