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The King's School - Catering Classroom

Posted on November 30, 2021

One of our latest projects to be completed is the new catering classroom for The King’s School in Ottery St. Mary. The King’s School is an 11-18 comprehensive school with approximately 1110 students. The project provides the school with a much needed new purpose built catering classroom.

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Introduction to Passive House

Posted on October 29, 2021

Passive house or Passivhaus is a building standard at the forefront of improving thermal comfort, improving efficiency, and reducing energy use of the building’s we inhabit. It was developed in Germany in the 1990s and has developed into the gold standard for low energy buildings.

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Function Ahead of Form: Designing for Disability

Posted on September 30, 2021

The concept that form follows function is not a new one and it is the starting point of all design, however this was particularly at the forefront for one of our latest projects to create a family home in North Devon. The project sought to adapt and extend a previously converted Chapel into a future-proof home,

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Benefits of using the Design Review Panel

Posted on August 17, 2021

The South West Design Review Panel is an independent panel of professional designers who offer a review service to the development industry. Primarily the panel are asked to comment upon schemes that are in development prior to planning submission.

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NHS ProCure23 (P23)

Posted on July 29, 2021

The Government recently announced the launch of the fourth generation of its ProCure framework for the design and construction of NHS capital projects, ProCure23 (P23). Many of the healthcare projects we have undertaken have been successfully procured and delivered through earlier iterations of this framework....

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