We're very proud to announce that our recently completed project Ashgate Hospice, Harry Fisher Building, has been shortlisted for RICS Awards 2017, East Midlands in the Building Conservation category.
Over the past few years we have been collating a digital archive, and clearing out boxes of original slides and transparencies to make way for our ever growing sample library.
The images below were unearthed last week, and record the construction of Battersea Chapel - a modernist church built by Michael Manser Associates’ in the 1970s.
Great progress has been made on site at our Macmillan Cancer centre at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital. The glazing looks fantastic, and will offer patients fantastic views across the surrounding countryside.
We are excited for the rest of the Corian cladding and feature fins to be added to the façade – watch this space!
Eurocity, a mixed-use scheme in Gibraltar of three towers containing 364 residential units above a publicly accessible landscaped podium containing retail restaurants and parking has been granted outline planning consent.
Gibraltar Development & Planning Commission planning policies designated the Europort area for high-rise developments as part of a strategy to preserve, and relieve development pressures, from The Old Town. The new scheme is designed to create a high density hub in the centre of this area's desginated development zone.
We teamed up with Family Mosaic to provide some top tips for first time buyers wishing to furnish an 'on trend' home.
Following the government’s mandate for BIM level 2 (in effect since 1st April), the practice has been benefiting from the use of BIM on 3 of our healthcare* projects. Using federated models, we have been developing practice standards resulting in improved efficiencies and collaboration with consultants and subcontractors. We have also been building our BIM library of standard building components and working with clients to ensure our COBiE outputs match their asset requirements.
Pulling together information from the archives of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the RIBA, The Manser Practice, and even a number of clients’ family photo albums; the book contains floor plans, site plans and high resolution photographs that document over fifty years of the practice’s house designs.
The conversation acquires a different tone – not necessarily argumentative or angry – voices are not raised or fists thumped but something unidentifiable in the otherwise ‘opaque’ foreign language discussion takes on the ‘echo’ of discussions heard on UK sites: “Yes, this or that has caused problems recently, no so and so didn’t perform, but it’s okay – we are definitely still on programme.”
One of the services we offer clients is the ability, sometimes, to gain a planning approval, where everyone else has said it is difficult, verging on the impossible. Knowing the size of the mountain we have to climb in these circumstances would enable us and our clients to make more informed decisions about how to set about the process of the ascent.