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Frontier Park

August 2017 - by Leon
Work has started on site and phase one is due to complete in September 2018 while the services are expected to be ready in spring 2018.

The development consists of 5 warehouse units, 2 no. drive through restaurants (KFC and Starbucks), a petrol filling station and services as well as a 2500 capacity conference centre and 150 bedroom hotel.

In addition to the design we also progressed our in house capabilities and provided our client with a 3d animation and video production to assist a marketing event. A link to this video is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhbr6x1dVd8

New Storage and Distribution Centre for Boohoo.com

August 2017 - by Darren
70% of steelwork is now erected on this new facility which is to serve as additional storage and distribution space for Burnley based Boohoo.com. The 22m high building will occupy a footprint of 15,500m² and is due for completion in January 2018.

Waterside Development Proposals Submitted

June 2017 - by Darren
Our designs for the Waterside development adjacent to Fishmoor Reservoir, Blackburn has been submitted. The development intends to provide a new 3 storey office building to the west of the site with associated parking (use class B1) along with the introduction of 2No. drive through restaurants (use class A3/A5) to the east. The site’s key building will facilitate the expansion of the nearby Euro Garages office base with the ‘Drive Thru’ end users to be announced shortly.

The concept of the buildings was developed with a site theme in mind, utilising natural materials and vernacular colour tones as contextual references whilst also employing appropriate modern materials to express the progressive business use of the site.

Ciara visits Jordan

June 2017 - by Ciara
In the footsteps of the Nabataeans, the Romans, the Crusaders, Lawrence of Arabia and John the Baptist....great people and a rather nice airport.

Junction 11, M40 Development at Banbury:

May 2017 - by David
The planning application for our designs of a 60 acre development at junction 11 of the M40 at Banbury, Oxfordshire, has now been submitted. The proposals include a motorway service station, petrol filling station, 80 bed hotel, 80,000sqft of grade A offices and a 250,000sqft warehouse facility.

SIPs House now on site

May 2017 - by Joe
Our design for a new contemporary spacious dwelling with high energy efficiency and thermal performance is now being erected on site. Structurally Insulated Panels are employed as the principle method of construction which deliver fabric U-values for the walls and roof as low as 0.16W/m2K. All panels have been designed and prefabricated off-site allowing greater accuracy and quicker construction. From the panel’s arrival on site, only 5 days are required to erect the structure ready for window installation and securing the building weathertight.

Triple glazed aluminium windows and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery system (MVHR) have been included within the design to reduce the overall emission rates of the dwelling whilst the external facade will be clad in local grey/black brick and render.