White Design and Modcell on The One Show!

White Design and Modcell on The One Show!

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.

BBC films on site at White Design project in Bristol!

BBC films on site at White Design project in Bristol!

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's visitor centre

Thomas Hardy's visitor centre

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 features in the AJ

White Design features in the AJ

White Design is proud to be one of the architects designing homes for a new pioneering custom- build scheme.

creating happy communities.....!

creating happy communities.....!

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 Officially Opens!

Thomas Hardy's Visitor Centre Officially Opens!

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 nears completion

Thomas Hardy's visitor centre nears completion

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. 

Claremont road

Claremont road

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.

LILAC wins green Apple Award!

LILAC wins green Apple Award!

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.

 

Project of the Year - May Park Primary!

Project of the Year - May Park Primary!

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'.

Balehaus

Balehaus

White Design has recently completed designs for a lakeside residence on a site in Dorset.
 
Living more sustainably requires us to develop ways to live within our environmental means, especially in relation to our carbon footprint, maintain a healthy and comfortable quality of life and build strong cohesive communities. 
Millstream Cottage

Millstream Cottage

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 Housing

Skanska Housing

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.

St Leonard's Masterplan

St Leonard's Masterplan

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.

Glenfrome Primary School

Glenfrome Primary School

A new 2 storey classroom extension will provide Glenfrome Primary School with the additional 6 classrooms required to become a two form entry school.

Stokes Croft Gateway

Stokes Croft Gateway

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.

TSB Retrofit

TSB Retrofit "Re-Habit"

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).

Wiltshire Rual Housing Association at Minety

Wiltshire Rual Housing Association at Minety

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.

Mowhay Barn

Mowhay Barn

The Project at Mowhay barn, St Ervan is for the extension of a traditional converted Cornish barn into a four bedroom family home.