The Mill Design Code

The Mill Design Code

The Mill Design Code is one of two supporting documents to the Ely Bridge Urban Village Masterplan.

Gower Design Guide

Gower Design Guide

Commission by The Countryside Council for Wales and the City and County of Swansea the design guide was co authored by White Design Associates (WDA) and Nathan Lichfield and Partners in 2010-2011.

Triodos Bank

Triodos Bank

In 2011, White Design supported Triodos Bank to relocate its current Bristol-based UK head office to new, bespoke offices in the centre of the city. As well as the requirement for a smooth transition from one building to another, a key driver for the client was internal culture change.

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.

Wiltshire Rual Housing Association at Minety

Wiltshire Rual Housing Association at Minety

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.

Dove Lane Redevelopment Strategy

Dove Lane Redevelopment Strategy

Bristol City Council, on behalf of the St. Pauls Unlimited Community Partnership and the South West Regional Development Agency, employed White Design Associates, Gardiner and Theobald and BJ Associates to prepare a land use and site development strategy to address the Dove Lane area of St Paul’s.

Bradford on Avon 2026

Bradford on Avon 2026

White Design worked with interest groups in the town to produce a vision document building on consultation work undertaken for the Core Strategy.

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.

Dewstow Primary and Nursery School

Dewstow Primary and Nursery School

Replacing the Old Green Lane Junior School, Dewstow Primary and Nursery school is a new 210 place primary school, with a 30 place nursery.

East Sussex County Council Sustainable Buildings Policy

East Sussex County Council Sustainable Buildings Policy

Our work with East Sussex County Council (ESCC) required the development of a flexible framework to support future changes in policy emphasis. For the capital expenditure period for 2008 to 2011, the policy focus was on energy, transport, materials and internal environment.

Gower Design Guide

Gower Design Guide

Commission by The Countryside Council for Wales and the City and County of Swansea the design guide was co authored by White Design Associates (WDA) and Nathan Lichfield and Partners in 2010-2011.

Dove Lane Redevelopment Strategy

Dove Lane Redevelopment Strategy

Bristol City Council, on behalf of the St. Pauls Unlimited Community Partnership and the South West Regional Development Agency, employed White Design Associates, Gardiner and Theobald and BJ Associates to prepare a land use and site development strategy to address the Dove Lane area of St Paul’s.

LILAC

LILAC

Working alongside the architects, ModCell and the residents the landscape team have created an award winning scheme. 

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.

TSB Design for Future Climate Change

TSB Design for Future Climate Change

Commissioned by the Technology Strategy Board the project is one of only 25 studies in the UK.

Calne Vision and Scoping Study

Calne Vision and Scoping Study

Commissioned by Calne Town Council and produced in conjunction with Wiltshire Council spacial planning the Vision and Scoping study sets out the aspirations to guide action in the town over the next 15 years. 

TSB Design for Future Climate Change

TSB Design for Future Climate Change

Commissioned by the Technology Strategy Board the project is one of only 25 studies in the UK.

All Saints Academy Plymouth

All Saints Academy Plymouth

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.

Project Faraday

Project Faraday

There has not been a significant amount of change to the design of science laboratories since the days of Faraday in the late 19th Century. Teaching and learning facilities now need to reflect a more interactive and ICT-led approach to create more inspiring science accommodation.

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.

Mortimer Road, Bristol

Mortimer Road, Bristol

White Design was asked by Footprint Building Ltd to provide low-carbon consultancy on the refurbishment of two Grade II listed Victorian properties in Clifton, Bristol.

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.

Bicester Zero Carbon School

Bicester Zero Carbon School

Bicester Zero-Carbon Primary School will form a key part of the first phase of development of North West Bicester Eco Town, in the heart of rural Oxfordshire. 
Westmoreland House and Carriageworks

Westmoreland House and Carriageworks

LoveBristol commissioned WDA to undertake a master plan and feasibility study for a significant site in Stokes Croft.The brief required working with the LoveBristol steering group to prepare a development strategy to be used as the architectural element of an outline business case to redevelop the site.

Gillingham Natural Living Centre

Gillingham Natural Living Centre

White Design have worked closely with the Rural Renewal Company to develop their new concept for rural sustainable living, known as the Natural Living Centre in Gillingham, Dorset.

Academy of St Francis of Assisi

Academy of St Francis of Assisi

The Anglican Diocese of Liverpool and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese came together to develop a new City Academy – The Academy of St Francis of Assisi.

Ynysowen Primary school

Ynysowen Primary 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.

Weydon School Masterplan

Weydon School Masterplan

Weydon School is a mixed gender comprehensive school, catering for pupils aged between 11 and 16.

The Mill Design Code

The Mill Design Code

Commissioned in 2008, White Design collaborated with Llewelyn Davis Yeang to produce a masterplan and design code for the Ely Bridge site in South West Cardiff.

Bristol Co-Housing

Bristol Co-Housing

White Design was commissioned to facilitate a series of workshops to establish a vision and design direction for a new co-housing group in Bristol.

May Park Primary School

May Park Primary School

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’.

fairlawn school

fairlawn school

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 School STEM Centre

Hayesfield School STEM Centre

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. 

Bristol Co-Housing

Bristol Co-Housing

White Design was commissioned to facilitate a series of workshops to establish a vision and design direction for a new co-housing group in Bristol.

Sunesis - Paxton Primary School & Nursery

Sunesis - Paxton Primary School & Nursery

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.

Trewince

Trewince

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

Bunkers Hill

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

Yanley Lane

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

Bathcraft House

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. 

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.

Bunkersonix

Bunkersonix

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.

St Greg's & St Mark's Joint Sixth Form Centre

St Greg's & St Mark's Joint Sixth Form Centre

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.

Private School Music Department

Private School Music Department

In the 1970s, this private school undertook an ambitious DIY project to build its own sports hall and design technology workshop.

Bath Eco House

Bath Eco House

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.

Leisure Facility

Leisure Facility

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.

Eco Lodges

Eco Lodges

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.

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.

Bosavallon House

Bosavallon House

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.

Glen Parva Learning and Skills Centre

Glen Parva Learning and Skills Centre

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 Retreat - Christian Resource Centre and Chapel

Trelowarren Retreat - Christian Resource Centre and Chapel

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

St Michael's Catholic Secondary School

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. 

Sparkwell Free School

Sparkwell Free School

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.

Plymbridge Wood Cycle Hub

Plymbridge Wood Cycle Hub

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.

Eden Hotel in Cornwall

Eden Hotel in Cornwall

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.

Cors Dyfi

Cors Dyfi

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

Artichoke Design

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 Primary School & Nursery

Oakham Primary School & Nursery

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.

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).

LILAC

LILAC

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.

VELUX Headquarters

VELUX Headquarters

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.” 

Woodpecker Eco House

Woodpecker Eco House

The Woodpecker Eco House project comprises a two storey extension to an existing timber frame private house in Lamarsh, Essex.

Danby Cottage

Danby Cottage

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.

Villa Flügel

Villa Flügel

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.

Eichler House

Eichler House

As the only example of the Eichler housing principle outside of America, this beautifully simple building style demanded a sensitive and sympathetic design approach.

Castle Park Primary School Learning Plaza

Castle Park Primary School Learning Plaza

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.

Oxford Academy & Mabel Prichard Special Needs School

Oxford Academy & Mabel Prichard Special Needs School

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.

Bordeaux Quay

Bordeaux Quay

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.

Dartington CE School

Dartington CE School

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.

Grange Farm

Grange Farm

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 School English Block

St Katherine's School English Block

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.

St Katherine's School Catering Facility

St Katherine's School Catering Facility

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.

St Andrew's Primary School

St Andrew's Primary School

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.

John Ferneley College

John Ferneley College

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

Rogiet Primary School

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.

Anns Grove Primary school

Anns Grove Primary school

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.

Rolls Crescent Primary School

Rolls Crescent Primary School

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”.

Kingsmead primary school

Kingsmead primary 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. 

BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials

BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials

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.

UWE

UWE

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.

National Wildlife Conservation Park

National Wildlife Conservation Park

The NWCP located to the north-east of Bristol city centre, is a pioneering development by Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Stanpit Marsh Visitor Centre

Stanpit Marsh Visitor Centre

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.

Knowle West Media Centre

Knowle West Media Centre

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.

National Pinetum

National Pinetum

The National Pinetum in Bedgebury is designed to be wholly inclusive and encourage access by all to the facilities and trails within the Pinetum.

Hamilton House Stokes Croft

Hamilton House Stokes Croft

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.

BaleHaus

BaleHaus

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. 

Artist's Studio

Artist's Studio

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.

Heartlands Business Centre

Heartlands Business Centre

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.

Circomedia

Circomedia

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.

Torfaen Council Eco-Building

Torfaen Council Eco-Building

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.

York EcoDepot

York EcoDepot

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 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.

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.

thornwell primary school

thornwell primary school

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. 

 

 

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. 
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.

Sunesis: Biggleswade

Sunesis: Biggleswade

The Sunesis school model is based on the award-winning, tried and tested design for Kingsmead Primary School.

Acta Centre

Acta Centre

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. 

Whitehall primary

Whitehall primary

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.

Gilwell Park

Gilwell Park

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.

a bond warehouse proposal

a bond warehouse proposal

This bonded tobacco warehouse was designed by the Docks Committee engineer and built by William Cowlin and Sons in 1905.