White Design were appointed by Wiltshire Rural Housing Association to develop proposals for 10 houses on the edge of the rural settlement of Upper Minety. The site was brought forward as a rural exception site, allowing for affordable housing to be delivered where other development would not be acceptable under planning policy. The development was completed in March 2015.
Replacing the Old Green Lane Junior School, Dewstow Primary and Nursery school is a new 210 place primary school, with a 30 place nursery.
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.
All Saints Academy in Plymouth is a Church of England school. It is located East of the Tamar Bridge between the residential areas of Pennycross and Honicknowle.
A new 2 storey classroom extension will provide Glenfrome Primary School with the additional 6 classrooms required to become a two form entry school.
This £4.9M project for Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council offering 300 primary school places and 40 nursery places incorporates a range of community spaces, designed for zoned, out-of-hours use.
May Park Primary School, situated off Coombe Road in Eastville, Bristol, provides a site with significant opportunity to increase student numbers and expand from a two form entry to a four form entry primary school under Bristol City Council’s draft ‘School Organisation Strategy’.
Originally designed as Fairfield Infants School and Fairfield Road Higher Grade and Science School the schools opened their doors to pupils for the first time in October 1898. Designed by William Larkins Bernard FRIBA (1843-1922) for the Bristol School Board, the building is made out of Squared Pennant Sandstone rubble, red brick and terra cotta dressings, double Roman tiled roofs.
Hayesfield Girls’ School is a Technology College with an emphasis on innovation in science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM). The School works with trust partners to enhance specific STEM activities and courses for students, such as research projects looking at environmental monitoring of buildings and working with scientists in residence.
Sunesis is a range of standardised school products developed by Willmott Dixon and Scape. The Paxton School was developed by White Design for Sunesis and is based on our award-winning, tried and tested design (Kingsmead Primary School and Ynysowen Primary School), creating a low embodied energy school that is beautiful, flexible and sustainable.
White Design has been approached to help develop a new home in the grounds of Trewince Manor (a Grade 1 Listed Building), in an area of outstanding natural beauty (St. Anthony headland on the Roseland peninsular in Cornwall).
Bunkers Hill is a conversion and extension of a traditional Cornish granite cow-barn into a four bedroom family home for a young couple from Devon.
Yanley Lane is a residential extension to a building that was originally a summer dwelling for a market gardener positioned within a surrounding market garden. The site is now located in a conservation area and within the greenbelt, and has undergone a number of additions and extensions throughout its history.
Bathcraft House in Redlynch is a 6 unit affordable housing scheme for Wiltshire Rural Housing Association. The scheme builds on our innovative and cost effective solutions and achieves Code for Sustainable Homes level 4 on an industrial infill site.
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.
White Design worked with Mach Acoustics to provide architectural services for the refurbishment and change of use of a Victorian industrial unit in Colston Yard Bristol to a new recording studio for Bunkersonix.
The design of the proposed new sixth form centre is focussed on the teaching spaces required for the facility in combination with the project context.
In the 1970s, this private school undertook an ambitious DIY project to build its own sports hall and design technology workshop.
Working in partnership with ModCell, the UK’s leading straw bale construction experts, White Design has produced an innovative response for a family home, to a previously problematic site on the outskirts of Bath.
Working in partnership with ModCell, the UK’s leading straw bale construction experts, White Design has explored preliminary designs for a new training and leisure facility in central Cornwall.
Working in partnership with ModCell, the UK’s leading straw bale construction experts, White Design has explored preliminary designs for a number of different lodge types, from 1-bed mini-lodges, to 3- bed family or group lodges.
The Project at Mowhay barn, St Ervan is for the extension of a traditional converted Cornish barn into a four bedroom family home.
White Design was commissioned to explore alternative options for a site in Mawnan Smith. The first examines how the existing bungalow may be extended and remodelled to provide accommodation as a modern family home.
White Design completed the design of a Learning and Skills Centre as part of a wider design submission for a new young offenders institution facility in Leicester. The design carefully integrates educational facilities with faith and visiting areas arranged around an enclosed courtyard, much like a traditional college quadrangle.
Trelowarren is situated in the middle of the Lizard peninsula (lizard meaning high court) in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is in the Parish of Mawgan – in Meneage (land of the monks) having a rich and varied history. It is the Trellewaret of the Domesday survey when Earl Harold owned the house before the conquest.
St Michael's Catholic Secondary School is an independent co-educational day school that is currently in transition to become a new state-funded Free School Academy.
White Design has been approached by Sparkwell All Saints Primary School to assist in their application for funding to set up a new parent-led free school in the village of Sparkwell in South Devon.
Working closely with the National Trust and 1 South West Cycling, White Design have been appointed to design a new cafe and cycle hub at Plymbridge Woods on the outskirts of Plymouth.
The Eden Hotel is a joint venture between the Eden Project and the RED Hotel Group. The 120 bedroom hotel, plus lodges located in the surrounding landscape, is to be a designed as a model of sustainable development and sustainable hotel construction.
White Design was commissioned by Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust to design a new Nature Observatory and improve the infrastructure to the Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve in Powys, Wales.
Artichoke Design Ltd design, make and install fine quality bespoke kitchens and fitted furniture. They approached White Design in 2011 to assist in the development of their new headquarters - the refurbishment of an existing industrial unit and the new office extension
Oakham C of E Primary School is a 1.5 form entry primary school with additional specialist needs units, separate nursery, 2 halls, community room and hydrotherapy swimming pool.
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).
On the site of an old primary school in Bramley, Leeds is LILAC. The UK's first affordable, ecological co-housing project. The development of twenty houses and apartments welcomed its first resisdents back in March, and recently celebrated its official opening event.
Completed in December 2001, the complex is VELUX UK’s sales and marketing office, public visitor and education centre. The client wanted a showcase for VELUX products in an inspirational setting which would become “the most photographed roof in Europe.”
The Woodpecker Eco House project comprises a two storey extension to an existing timber frame private house in Lamarsh, Essex.
The design for this single storey extension in the Forest of Dean was developed in close partnership with the clients, Gareth and Jill Lawes, and the contractor, Greenheart Design and Build.
Before founding White Design with co-director Linda Farrow in 1998, Craig White completed a number of projects while working in Germany. Villa Flugel is one such early project completed in 1996.
As the only example of the Eichler housing principle outside of America, this beautifully simple building style demanded a sensitive and sympathetic design approach.
A new approach to educational thinking has been incorporated in the Castle Park Primary School extension: a learning plaza for 60 students, designed by White Design for Monmouthshire County Council.
In 2008, we were commissioned to design the new Oxford Academy and Mabel Prichard Special Needs School on the site of the former Peers School in Littlemore, Oxford.
The brief was to refurbish an existing industrial unit on Bristol’s harbourside and transform it into a large organic food establishment. White Design and the founders shared a vision of a more sustainable way of living, working and the way we eat, adopting a thoroughly sustainable approach to material and energy resources.
White Design was commissioned to design a new home for Dartington CE Primary School, near Totnes in Devon by Devon County Council. The building was completed in February 2010 and provides places for 420 pupils.
The client of this project opted for diversification by undertaking renovation and conversion of their existing farm buildings to provide countryside workspace. The aim was to create a development that responded to sustainable construction at every stage of the project.
St Katherine's English block was originally constructed in 1974 and housed newly redundant dining facilities alongside outdated classrooms. The block links to our recently completed st katherine's school and was remodeled and refurbished as a part of this project.
White Design was appointed by Willmott Dixon to deliver a hospitality and catering facility for North Somerset Council at St Katherine’s School, near Bristol, completed in 2010.
The work at St Andrew's Primary School had two specific aims; to link the two existing schools (one was previously a nursery school, the other a primary school), and to create a new building with additional classrooms.
Our design for a new 800 place secondary school building and associated landscape to replace the existing John Ferneley High School in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, was completed in April 2010.
Rogiet Primary School scheme was completed in October 2010 as part of the Monmouthshire County Council primary school framework. The school provides 210 primary places as well as incorporating community and playgroup facilities.
Materials with low embodied energy were specified in the brief for this primary school in Sheffield, so White Design used pre-used, recycled, and locally-sourced materials wherever possible.
The plan was designed in close consultation with teaching staff and is described by our client, Manchester City Council, as its “most fit for purpose school”.
Completed in July 2004 for Cheshire County Council, Kingsmead was the practice’s first primary school commission, which has since become a model for environmental school design in other parts of the UK.
The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath can trace its uniquely joint nature back to 1965. In 1976, when Sir Ted Happold moved to Bath to set up Buro Happold, he became Professor of Building Engineering, the Department embarked on its provision of internationally-leading teaching and research in the built environment.
The architecture and planning studio building for the University of the West of England (phase 1 completed 2003) brings together new and old technologies to provide an environment-friendly setting for teaching architecture, planning and urban design.
The NWCP located to the north-east of Bristol city centre, is a pioneering development by Bristol Zoo Gardens.
Stanpit Marsh Visitor Centre was commissioned by Christchurch Borough Council with the aim of creating a community building for a popular nature reserve, suited to the location's SSSI status.
Completed in March 2008, Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) is a bespoke community media centre located at the heart of one of Bristol's most disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
The National Pinetum in Bedgebury is designed to be wholly inclusive and encourage access by all to the facilities and trails within the Pinetum.
In 2006 White Design was commissioned by developers Connolly and Callaghan to design a mixed-use retail, office and residential development at Hamilton House in the Stokes Croft and St Pauls area of Bristol, for which planning approval was granted in 2009.
White Design has helped design and build "Balehaus@Bath", a two-storey, straw-bale house as part of a research project on the University of Bath campus.
Working closely with the clients, Swedish artist and landscape architect Katarina Frank and Professor Colin Fudge, White Design designed a self-contained, single storey art studio.
In 2005 White Design began working with West Lothian Council and Ecosse Regeneration to design the central building for the Cowhill Business Park Development at Polkemmet, located near the M8 between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
St Pauls Church is located in within the city centre of Bristol, and in 1997 the building became the responsibility of The Churches Conservation Trust, who together with Circomedia and a conservation team regenerated the building between 2001 and 2004 into a circus performance school and private hire venue.
Completed in April 2006, the building acts as an information centre in low carbon initiatives for Torfaen County Borough Council, providing facilities for exhibitions and lectures and acting as a forum for innovation and information exchange.
Built using the ModCell™ system of prefabricated straw bale cladding panels, York City Council's EcoDepot is the largest straw bale building in Europe at 12,150 sq ft.
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.
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.
The completed extension to Thornwell Primary School replaced the infants building which unfortunately burnt down in 2011.
The brief called for the construction of a new infants and nursery facilities, for the 357 place primary school. The single storey extension allows a continual flow from the newly refurbished junior building and the new extension, with on the central axis, a new library is located for the whole school.
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 Sunesis school model is based on the award-winning, tried and tested design for Kingsmead Primary School.
Acta community theatre in Bedminster has been extended, remodelled and refurbished to provide an enlarged foyer with a bar, kitchen and Studio with backstage spaces and a mezzanine operating platform.
The project at Whitehall Primary School in Easton is a result of need identified by Bristol City Council in response to a shortfall of primary school places in the area.
White Design were invited to enter a competition by the Scouting Association to create a dedicated Heritage and Learning Centre that expected to welcome visitors from all around the world.
This bonded tobacco warehouse was designed by the Docks Committee engineer and built by William Cowlin and Sons in 1905.