RIBA National Award, Jewellery Centre planning permission, Square Chapel funding and more...

We are delighted to announce that Parkside has now won a National RIBA Award - one of only two awarded in the East Midlands - credit due in particular to Dan!

Some kind words courtesy of the RIBA National Award Winners collection;

"...This humble project stands as an exemplar of how to design buildings that make for a better place, using a contemporary language that works within a strong context... "

Read the rest of the short analysis and see some more beautiful photographs courtesy of Tristan Poyser.

Project News


We were pleased to find out last week that our Jewellery Design Centre at Carsington Water was granted planning permission following a fascinating debate.

Congratulations to our visionary client C.W. Sellors!


In other developments, our Square Chapel Centre for the Arts project in Halifax has just been granted full funding by the Arts Council.

We won the competition 10 years ago - construction starts in September!


Construction on our Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus development is coming along nicely with the copper cladding and curtain wall glazing in place and internal fit-out beginning to take form.


Office News


And finally in the office we would also like to congratulate senior architect Gareth Puttock on becoming a certified passivhaus designer following completion of the AECB’s Passivhaus training course just before the beginning of the year.

For anyone unfamiliar with Passivhaus designs - the aim is to provide a high level of occupant comfort while using minimal energy.  This is achieved through meticulous attention to detail in both the design and construction of the building and ensuring that the rigorous Passivhaus Institute principles are met.

So we are excited to now have our own "in-house" Passivhaus designer available to clients wishing to both reduce their energy consumption and increase their indoor comfort on both refurbishment and new-build projects!


Thank you all again for your continued support and keep an eye out for more updates and news in the coming months!

Best regards,

Robert, Dan and Co.