Archive for December, 2016

Happy Christmas

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

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Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Thank you to all those who have made 2016 another great year. We are closed now until the 3rd January 2017. Time to put on on the fire, put our feet up and get snug… see you in 2017.

Delighted to win Central Winchester SPD

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

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We are delighted to have been selected as part of the team to work with JTP, an award-winning ‘placemaking’ practice of architects and masterplanners, to work with the Council and wider community to create a Supplementary Planning Document for what was known as Silverhill. This will set out a vision for the future development of central Winchester through collaborative planning and consultation.

The decision by Winchester City Council follows the consideration of 17 high quality bids received from organisations who were interested in working on the central Winchester project.

The council stated, ‘JTP has formed a strong team to work on the commission with Hampshire based Snug Architects and landscape architects Ubu Design together with consultancies with expertise in commercial property, movement and infrastructure.‘ We are due to start work on the project early in 2017.

Cllr Victoria Weston, Chairman of the Central Winchester Informal Policy Group said:

‘The Central Winchester Informal Policy Group is delighted to be working with JTP and their team on this exciting opportunity to work with the public and stakeholders to formulate guidance for the regeneration of central Winchester.’

Marcus Adams, Managing Partner at JTP said:

‘We recognise the significance of this site in activating the wider regeneration of Winchester, and appreciate its rich heritage which will play an important part in informing the framework.

Through our unique collaborative design processes we will aim to build a consensus to create a distinctive place, reimaging and enhancing the character and identity of Winchester.’

The Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) sets out the type and layout of land uses that could be built on the Silver Hill site and will help to ensure that the development is fit for the future and will rejuvenate such a prominent part of the City.

Great news…Amberley wins Planning at Committee

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

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We are delighted that Amberley, our gently contemporary family home in the village of Braishfield, was granted planning permission at Committee last night. The house is a beautiful new home for a wonderful family and we are so pleased that the committee saw sense. Happy Christmas.

Below are a few images out of the fly-through.

 

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The joys of tendering

Monday, December 12th, 2016

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We love the sentiment here….The bad old days of lowest price tendering may be mostly dead but the mindset is still very much alive. We all need to re-think tendering. How can we better achieve the client’s real objectives? They are rarely just cost, time and quality. The client’s objectives are generally highly nuanced and evolving, emerging out of the process. The right solution emerges from the team who are most committed and fairly remunerated for their efforts. What we should be saying is; “As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind…..i’m so glad the people who built this rocket were as committed to the exploration of space as I am.” The great tenders help values align. They draw out the team with the most commitment, most experience, most passion. No-one minds paying fairly for that.

Station Yard gets planning approval

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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We are delighted to announce that our proposal for 27 houses and flats at the Old Station Yard site has received planning permission today. It is great that this well known brownfield site is now finally going to be developed, providing much needed housing at the centre of the village of Sutton Scotney.

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