First Glances

The new classroom block at Littleover Community School in Derby was successfully handed over to the client prior to the start of the new school term. The building was officially opened on the first day back by the head teacher and the new head of sixth-form, who will be based in the building. Four of the current sixth form were chosen to be the first people to enter the new building after the opening.

Littleover classroom block opening - September 2013

Our work has also been in the press recently for the CW Sellors Jewellery Design Centre of Excellence. The scheme has been launched to the public through a series of public consultation events in Ashbourne and local parishes, as well as at an International Jewellery exhibition at Earls Court in London. The scheme is for a new workshop and visitors centre for CW Sellors near to Carsington Water, and following the consultation events we hope to be submitting the planning application soon.  Further details of the scheme can be seen on .

CW Sellors Jewellery Design Centre of Excellence - indicative view of entrance

Detailed design on The Cornerstone at Square Chapel Centre of the Arts is developing well. The interior of the main foyer space includes a concrete and timber bar, with stainless steel bar units fitted behind. The bar worktop design was inspired by the foyer roof and the birchtrees design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, featuring triangles and stripes of differing timber species to give a 3 tone pattern to the worktop.

Bar design for The Cornerstone
Timber worktop design (right), inspired by work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (left)