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.
Major debate at 4×4 Making Places in Sheffield asking the question of ‘Where will our grandchildren live?’
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 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.
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.
The first phase has been handed over for pupils starting back at school this term. This includes a new kitchen, dining room and reception classrooms.
We are making progress on our self-build of a garden room extension to our office. And as a picture tells a thousand words…
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.
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.
Bauman Lyons have been shortlisted for a research grant towards developing a new construction system. A lot more work is ahead of us to get through to the final stage.
The SSoA research book, celebrating 5 years of research, will be launched on June the 24th in the Arts Tower, Sheffield.
We are looking forward to attend and be part of the discussion and debate about the value of research in society.
Sheffield Arts Tower, 5.30pm in lecture theatre LT04 – Lower Ground Floor.
We are looking forward to attending the opening of this year’s SSoA students exhibition and to celebrate with them all their achievements.
What are you doing in September??
The Sheffield School of Architecture (SSoA) Summer Programme runs from the 15th to the 20th of September alongside the Festival of the Mind.
During an energetic week, we will examine the fabric of the City Centre of Sheffield and propose solutions to vacant, underused and underdeveloped sites within the city.
Design Team Leaders:
Martin Mayfield – Engineer
Irena Bauman – Architect
David Cottrell – Artist
Penoyre & Prasad
Riches Hawley Mikhail
It’s just £200 for 6 days tuition.
Each day will be packed with skills sessions, walks, talks and presentations. You will take part in design projects in collaboration with some of the best architects, engineers, architects and academics in the UK.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, or call 0114 222 0310
We have started digging and preparing for the build of our office extension!
Foundations are being laid by Maurice, Pete and others in the office for our first digital self build – a garden room extension that will house our conversations and collaborations – a meeting room!
It is the second prototype in our Mass Bespoke Research. We are hoping to follow on with a third prototype – a fully resolved and achievable house but there is some way to go before we resolve all the complexities inherent win the various building systems.
Meanwhile Matt and Pete have learned the limitations and frustrations of CNC cutting and there is little that Matt does not know about plywood grades. They have brought the joy of making back into architecture. We will be ‘raising the garden shed’ in the summer with the help of many volunteers, fueled by good food and many crates of beer for sure!
The new Salvation Army Housing Association homeless hostel in Bolton is now complete and the residents and staff have moved in. Works on the second phase demolition of the former facility continues, which will give way to new gardens and external amenities spaces, scheduled to be completed this summer.
Staff, residents and the whole of the project team expressed delight in the brightness and positive feel of the new facility, we are too!
We are delighted to learn that the planning application submitted for Eldwick Primary School in Bingley, West Yorkshire, has received full planning approval. The design seeks to expand the school from a 2 form entry to 2.5 form entry. The submission involves the construction of a new reception unit, the provision of three new classrooms and expanded administration, kitchen and dining facilities.