Shortlistings and sponsorship

The office has now started work on the detailed design of the Olde English mixed-use development in Matlock Town Centre. The project involved a detailed planning application for a contemporary design that respected the adjacent late C19th French Baronial style hotel building, whilst also addressing the riverfront and potential flood risk. Following careful design development and consultation, the project was unanimously granted planning permission by the local Planning Committee. We're looking forward to developing the detailed design.

Further award shortlistings were also announced this week!

- The Clay Cross Regeneration Framework that we developed with MAXIM urban design has been shortlisted for a Landscape Institute Award in the category of Local Landscape Planning. This masterplanning work detailed a proposal for the future of Clay Cross, a former mining town in North East Derbyshire with the railway tunnelling underneath the town centre. The awards are announced in London on the 17th November.

- Mike from the office has been quietly working away on a critique of The Collection, Lincoln, for which he has made the shortlist of 6 from 91 entries for the Architects Journal Writing Prize for up and coming architectural critics. Congratulations to Mike, and good luck for the final awards!

And finally, results of the Bath to Bournemouth bike ride - Rach and Andy made it safely to Bournemouth last Sunday after a long 80 mile cycle ride through some beautiful English countryside, and up some tough hills! Thanks again to everyone who sponsored them, raising a fantastic £315.00 for the British Heart Foundation.