The Practice continues their healthy relationship with Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton, securing architectural services for the next phase of works in the refurbishment and upgrading of the College. The works involve the internal refurbishment of the Music department to bring the spaces up to modern standards for teaching.

JULY 2011
The Practice successfully secures Listed Building and Planning consent for two more Methodist Churches – Spalding and Bourne. The two schemes consist of new build and refurbishment elements. It is envisaged that works will progress following securing of funding by the respective clients.

A housing scheme of 15 new build houses and flats for Hyde Minster Housing Association are due to start on site in August with the Practice being appointed by the successful contractor under a Design & Build Contract to provide architectural services during the course of the works on site.

JUNE 2011
Director, Colan Bartram, takes part in a fund raising Cricket Event for Kidney Research UK successfully organised by Barclays Corporate banking. Colan played for the Barclays team consisting of 8 players against 8 other teams from Anglian Water, Kidney Research, Roythorne’s, to name a few. The event was held at Uppingham Town Cricket Club at Castle Hill, a building completed by the Practice. The Barclays team were successful in winning the competition. However the real winners were Kidney Research UK with a substantial cheque handed over by Barclays on the day. Photo below.

MARCH 2011
The Practice is successful in their retendering of Building Consultants Services Framework with Cross Keys Homes. The Practice looks forward to continuing their healthy relationship with the company in providing quality designed Affordable Housing schemes.

The LABC Peterborough Design & Construction Awards ceremony was held on Friday and The Root House, Eye won the Technical Innovation & Sustainable Construction category, having been also nominated as a finalist in the Best Residential – Conversion or Extension category. The Oundle Road Baptist Church project was a finalist in the Best Commercial/Community Development category.

Oundle Road Baptist Church and Root House have continued their success for award ceremonies and have been shortlisted in the Peterborough Design Awards 2010 to be held in the City on 19th November 2010.

Work has started on site for the Uppingham Town Cricket Club pavilion. The Contractor is Moseley Brown developments. Completion is due for April 2011, in time for the new cricket season.

The Practice has completed their Education Brochure in conjunction with Think Digital Print Limited a copy of which is available through the Portfolio pages – Other sector brochures are being developed with launches scheduled for early 2011.

The demolition of Helwate Court has commenced witha view to start construction work in early 2011. The Practice has designed a total of 26 new dwellings, incorporating 13 houses and 13 two bed flats and community shop

JUNE 2009
The practice has joined Prohelp Group. ProHelp is a national network of over 1,000 professional firms each of which has offered to provide professional advice and strategic support free of charge to community groups and voluntary organisations in their local area.  Collectively, ProHelp is the largest provider of pro bono professional support to local communities.
Redevelopment at Heltwate, Bretton has been submitted for Planning approval. The scheme provides 13 flats and 14 houses to Housing Association standards.
The Practice continues its development its religious sector works, securing appointments at Bourne and Spalding Methodist chapels.
The extension to Oundle Road Methodist Church is nearing completion.

MAY 2009
The Practice have assisted Uppingham Town Cricket Club in the exciting development of providing new cricket facilities for the community – site layout, pavilion design and general planning and costing advice. Planning application submitted early May.
Director Colan Bartram attended the H&R Exhibition at the Showground in Peterborough over the weekend of 30/31st May manning the ASBA stand and Ask The Architect Stand.
The Moorings at Deeping St James, a development of 8 private flats on the banks of the River Welland, has been shortlisted for the Best small development at the LABC East Midlands Awards.
Works at Arthur Mellows School are progressing with the refurbishment of the Maths & English departments 40% complete and the first floor extension starting on site.

APRIL 2009
The Practice has been appointed for a prestigious development, extending the Duke of Bedfords personal residence at Woburn.
The Practice continues to develop its educational sector works by securing appointments for Wilds Lodge School in Rutland, the next phase of works at Arthur Mellows Village College and refurbishment at Jack Hunt School.
Works have started on the development at St Marks Street. The scheme provides a mixture of 14 flats and houses to Housing Association standards.

Work is progressing on site for the residential development at St Marks Street in the centre of Peterborough for Axiom Housing Association. The practice has been appointed by the Contractor Lindum Sturgeon under a Design & Build Contract following completion of the concept design. The development will provide 13 dwellings, a mix of flats and houses, all achieving level 3 under the Code for Sustainable Homes.
Work is also progressing on site for the residential development at Ward Close for the same Contractor and Client. The development will provide 7 flats all achieving level 3 under the Code for Sustainable Homes.
Works are progressing rapidly on site for the extension at Oundle Road Baptist Church. The extension will provide a large main hall with exposed timber laminated frame, Kitchen and Toilet facilities and a new entrance foyer. Completion is due for July 2009
Robsons Construction has been appointed for the extension at Hunstanton Methodist Church and is due to start in early March. The Practice is providing a full architectural service.
The conversion of a former Root House is due to start on site in April 2009. The conversion, for a private client, incorporates a number of green solutions; ground source heat pump, mechanical extract with heat recovery, solar shading and natural wool insulation.
The next phase of works at Arthur Mellows has started on site. The works involve refurbishment of the English and Mathematics Departments, incorporating new flooring, ceilings and mechanical and electrical installations. The contractor is B&G Maintenance Builders. The Practice has recenetly secured planning and building regulations for a new first floor extension to the School, providing 5 additional technology classrooms. Further information to follow.

Arthur Mellows School extension has now been completed and occupied by the school – refer to Education Projects for further information. The £7million project provides the school with state of the art Science Department, E-learning, Refectory and Auditorium enhancing its technology reputation.
Further projects at Arthur Mellows have been completed and the students and teachers are benefitting from their new environments – replacement of windows in lieu of original crittal windows, refurbishment and conversion of student and staff toilets incorporating recommendations from the new Toilets in Schools 3 Guide and a new Reception (project images to follow)
The new head offices for Fairline Boats has been completed on time and to budget – refer to the Commercial Projects page for further information. The Practice provided the initial concept design and was appointed by the Contractor, PGR Construction, to provide architectural services under a Design & Build Contract.