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Planning hat-trick

We finished last week with such great news; three of our projects have achieved planning permission. Obviously, this is the outcome we hope for, but until you get the official green light there is always a slight nervousness. All the project are private residential schemes but are all quite different in typology and location, they really are a great showcase of our scope. In central Southampton, Hampshire, the Skinny House is a brownfield redevelopment which creates a new three bedroom house on the corner plot of…
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Making a difference through innovation

It was such a privilege to be asked to contribute to the latest ‘Solve’ magazine, published by Portsmouth University. The publication showcases past Portsmouth alumni who are busy across all sectors, creating a better world for all and it was great discussing our work at Studio BAD, our passions and philosophy around critical thinking and problem solving. It was truly humbling to be included in this impressive list including: Roni Savage BEng the founder of ‘Jomas Associates’ who work with the construction industry to ensure…
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Skinny House submitted for planning

We have finally submitted planning for the most difficult clients, ourselves! Since moving to our family house on Hill Lane in Southampton, I have been looking at the potential idea of redeveloping the corner of the plot and creating a contemporary ‘Skinny House’. The site is currently an overgrown patch of scrubland with unsightly garages on it, underused by us and an ideal brownfield redevelopment site. Our proposal provides a three bedroom house with secret roof terrace and courtyard garden, carefully positioned on the site…
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Housing development submitted for planning

We are thrilled to have submitted planning for the Coxford Road housing scheme in Southampton. Working in collaboration with our clients, Darcy Construction, we have delivered a proposal for a much needed major housing scheme for the Maybush district of the city. Our designs aim high, to deliver quality accommodation for 21st century living. The proposal offers 15 units, comprising of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, most with dual aspect and a private, south facing balcony. The apartments comprise of two red brick blocks, overlooking…
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Culverlands site progress

Culverlands Farm is progressing well on site. It is always such a joy when projects move from the drawing board and into the physical world, we really enjoy and celebrate seeing our designs start to take shape. The project has reimagined the Farm House with a contemporary 2 storey extension onto the traditional Victorian Farm House located in West Berkshire. The clients have been very conscious through the site clearing process, looking to embrace a circular economy to reduce waste and reuse as many materials…
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Summer Lounge onsite

We have started onsite for the new 'Summer Lounge' project in Southampton. The collaborative project reimagines the historic Guildhall Square, animating the space with the introduction of pop up markets, performance space, seating and an 480sqm urban beach. This week we have been painting the 'urban rug', the bold artwork that will cohesively bring all the elements together. For more information  
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