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Park Life, Heavitree Pleasure Grounds

Park Life, Heavitree Pleasure Grounds

Services provided: full architectural services Completion 2018-19

We are currently involved with Park Life in their quest to improve community facilities within Heavitree Pleasure Grounds. Overwhelmingly positive support from the local residents and wider users of the park, and positive responses from Exeter City Council and the Planning office, have after several years gestation enabled Park Life to develop the proposals towards firm construction proposals. The local community has been consulted and involved through all stages to [...]

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Clyst Honiton Church WC

Clyst Honiton Church WC

Services provided: full architectural services Completed May 2016

We were asked by the PCC of St Michael & All Angels’ Church to help draw their long wait for an on-site toilet to an end. They had raised a modest amount of funding for this most modest of projects and found a builder, working the other side of the church boundary wall, willing to lend a hand. So we designed a small, free-standing, outside wc on the boundary of the [...]

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Force Cancer Charity Shop

Force Cancer Charity Shop

Services provided: feasibility study. options appraisal and full architectural services Completed October 2015

Force run a well-known and award-winning charity shop on Heavitree Fore Street, which is a main source of income for the charity. They are well supported in the local community; the shop is loved for its meandering, warren-like spaces where a good rummage can turn up treasure.

Nevertheless, the building was somewhat neglected and problems included leaking roofs, asbestos presence and faulty electrics. Some of the spaces [...]

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Pinhoe Church

St Michael & All Angels Church, Pinhoe

Services provided: full architectural services Completion: Autumn 2012

When we were approached by the PCC, the Vestry at St Michael’s Church (Grade II* Listed) was suffering from advanced wet rot resulting in the collapse of the floor and the wall linings, requiring immediate attention. The seperate but also Listed Church Room was in a similar, but less advanced, state.

We have worked to diagnose the problems, recommend a remedial works programme, and manage contracts to reinstate the fabric back to habitable condition. [...]

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Exwick Heights Primary School

Exwick Heights Primary School

Services provided: full architectural services Completed December 2007, for previous employer

Exwick Heights Primary School provided a new building into which a first and a middle school were merged. The site was a difficult, steep, brownfield site on the edge of Exeter which faced several Planning and technical challenges.

It is the largest size of Primary School typically built, and its popularity has seen its intake rise since opening. The structure is a hybrid timber and steel frame topped with [...]

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Walter Daw Primary School

Walter Daw Primary School

Services provided: full architectural services Completed September 2006, for previous employer

A replacement primary school on an existing urban site in Exeter, as part of the Schools Reorganisation Programme rationalising first and middle schools into primaries.

The original programme was to extend the existing building, but due to its material and spatial limitations and variety of levels the scope was changed to rebuild the school completely. The new school had to be planned and built around the existing occupied premises [...]

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