Summer summary - Housing Design Awards, Square Chapel on Site and NTU handover...

Housing Design Awards 'Supreme Winner' - Parkside, Matlock

We were thrilled and amazed that our Parkside project was awarded with 'Supreme Winner' at the Housing Design Awards held in London in July - a fantastic achievement for all involved!

Films being shown to the audience at the Awards ceremony. Pic - @livingprojects

As part of the ceremony a series of short films were made (courtesy of Living Projects and the HDA) and shown to the audience celebrating all of the winning schemes from this years categories - see the video for yourself below! 

As well as being presented with the award by the Minister for Housing & Planning in London, we had the pleasure of showing him the project in person alongside the client and members of the RIBA.

The Minister for Housing & Planning being shown
round the Parkside scheme. Pic - @RIBA

Dan also captivated an audience of local designers, residents and NDSA members - taking them through the design processes and construction challenges in detail. The residents also kindly let the audience view the flats in use!

Dan explaining the development process to an audience
at the Cool River cafe. Pic - @derbyarchitect 

Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus

Last month saw the completion of the first building in the Heart of the Campus redevelopment. The multi-purpose flexible teaching block includes three lecture spaces, ten teaching rooms and a covered colonnade which connects to the nearly complete Pavilion building.

Scaffold comes down at NTU Clifton Campus. Pic - @evansvettori

Copper lit by the lightwell in the Teaching Block at NTU

"Counting down" the final stages of building work in the Pavilion at NTU

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax

Square Chapel has been given the green light for building work!

"Construction will start later this month on Evans Vettori Architects’ £6.6million overhaul of the Square Chapel Centre for the Arts - 10 years after the firm landed the job..."

Read more in Richard Waites' article for the Architects Journal here.

Physical model showing the connecting pieces of the arts centre in it's context.

Section through the main space.

Concept image for the main foyer space and bar.
More news soon! 

Thanks for your support - Rob, Dan & co