Twice in a Month!
White Design / Modcell are on TV for the second time in a month!
The One Show aired last night on BBC 1 and featured our Straw Bale Housing Project in Shirehampton.
The programme highlighted how straw bale housing could be the solution to affordable housing.
White Design made the news today as the BBC visited one of our projects on site. Last Tuesday morning the news team and their cameras came to the sight in Portway and interviewed Craig.
Their story centered around the development of seven new town houses in Bristol that are the first of their kind ever to be sold on the UK open market.
Thomas Hardy is one of the nation’s great authors and poets. He was born in 1840 in a small cob and thatch cottage at Higher Bockhampton near Dorchester, Dorset; where he lived until he was 34. It was built by his great-grandfather, and is little altered since the family left. The property is owned by the National Trust.
White Design is proud to be one of the architects designing homes for a new pioneering custom- build scheme.
White Design were pleased to stumble across LILAC in an article in the Guardian recently.
The article summarises the successes of LILAC and the environmental and social benefits of co-housing.
The Guardian also discusses the new plans of another co housing group in Cambridge - K2, to devise a similar scheme.
Thomas Hardy's Visitor Centre was officially opened on September 11th of this year.
Karl and Carly went along to the well attended event and enjoyed a guided tour of both the Visitor Centre and Thomas Hardy's Cottage.
Thomas Hardy's visitor Centre continues on site and nears completion.
The visitor centre will be completed in the next couple of weeks ready for its official opening on 11th September 2014.
White Design worked with Moon homes to develop a site on Claremont road, Bristol. The design for 8 apartments and 3 new townhouses was developed through a comprehensive and thorough pre-planning and detailed planning process to ensure the development of a scheme that respectfully considered the surrounding conservation area.
The Green Apple awards celebrate the annual international campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.
LILAC won in the Residential Projects Category, and White Design are really pleased to receive the award.
On Friday 13th June (unlucky for some!) White Design project May Park Primary in Bristol won the South West Built Environment Award, 'Project of the Year'.
Millstream Cottage is an old watermill located near to the village of St Wenn on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Over the years the barn has been extended and then converted into a dwelling in the 1990s.
Skanska Residential selected White Design to be one of six architects on their housing panel. The first phase of the competition attracted submissions from over 30 practices and judged the firm’s compatibility with Skanska Residential.
As part of a multidiscipline offer White Design landscape are involved in the master planning of the site as well as the LVIA chapter of the environment statement.
A new 2 storey classroom extension will provide Glenfrome Primary School with the additional 6 classrooms required to become a two form entry school.
White Design won the design competition to provide a design for the Stokes Croft Gateway as part of the Local sustainable Transport Fund for Bristol City Council.
Refurbishment of a Victorian house in Bristol
‘Over 50% 0f Bristol’s total Housing Stock was built pre 1919’ (Source: Beacon Councils Scheme – Housing Renewal 2005/6).
The Wiltshire Rural Housing Association has engaged White Design to deliver an 8 to 10 unit housing scheme. The scheme builds on our innovative and cost effective solutions and achieves Code for Sustainable Homes level 4. The homes will integrate passivhaus principles and consider Housing and Community Association (HCA) housing standards. Secure by Design, Lifetime Homes and the principles of Wiltshire Rural Housing will all be integrated in the project at Minety.
The Project at Mowhay barn, St Ervan is for the extension of a traditional converted Cornish barn into a four bedroom family home.