The bridge leading to Designcubed’s next winery is complete!
New meets old in Designcubed’s latest Victorian terrace remodel and extension. We love the Critall style doors to the garden and the monochrome kitchen. More pictures to follow!
Designcubed are always excited to see our clients move in to one of our newly completed buildings! At Shuttleworth Zoological Centre we worked closely with ZSL to create ideal homes for a variety of creatures. See them exploring for the first time here:
Great progress on site at our Animal Centre in Shuttleworth!
See the latest time-lapse clip here:
Photographer Siobhan Doran was commissioned by our client at Gwendolen Avenue to photograph this total renovation project for a Documentary Book
See some of her beautiful pictures from the book on her website: http://www.siobhandoran.com/project/gwendolen-avenue/
Students, staff and special guests attended a special ceremony to mark the progress of the foundations and steel structure for a brand new £3.65m Zoological Education Centre at Shuttleworth College.
Guest of honour, Owen Craft, General Manager at the world renowned ZSL (Zoological Society of London) Whipsnade Zoo, near Dunstable, was joined by student ambassadors, The Bedford College Group CEO and Principal Ian Pryce CBE, Centre Curator Carl Groombridge and College Governor, Alasdair Simmons to tighten one of the structural bolts for the steel frame at the land-based learning campus at Old Warden near Biggleswade.
Bringing the Amazon and The Outback to Bedfordshire, Shuttleworth College’s ZEC will be the only Further Education centre in the UK to have a specially-designed biome for housing tropical creatures from around the world. The unit will follow an “Evolutionary Pathway” along which students will learn how to look after every “order” of the animal kingdom. It will include an aquatic room, bird flight area and outside paddocks for the bigger animals.
This highly specialised training which young people can undertake at The Bedford College Group facility will prepare them to follow the trails cut by earlier students who are now working in prestigious zoos and conservation centres.
We just started on site with this total refurbishment and rear extension in West Dulwich.
It provides the re-configuration of interior spaces including: the attic; two bathrooms; and the reception / entrance hall. Extensive refurbishment and upgrading of existing services will also be carried out.
We’re looking forward to posting some site photos soon.
The frame is going up. We are exited to see the fast progress on site.
Following two previous fouled planning attempts with our first Architect we were close to the point of giving up, we felt the Architect had run out of steam and ideas on the project so we made the decision to move on and give it another roll of the dice..
When we came across Stephen at Designcubed we were inspired by his own self-build on a difficult site in East Dulwich. Stephen offered to come down to offer some advice on whether to continue. Our site was in our back garden, it had many Tree Preservation Orders, was on a slope, and had tight access. As soon as Stephen arrived he was fall of inspiring ideas and couldn’t conceal his excitement to take on the challenge. We decided that night that Designcubed where the one’s to take our project forward.
The designs were amazing and after a long wait we finally gained planning approval with Designcubed’s first attempt. They worked well as the lead designers pulling all the other design professions together seamlessly and making sure we had a watertight design in place before trades started onsite. They also helped with obtaining quotes from trades and other specialists.
As a first time self-builder the help we received from Designcubed was beyond the design fee and duty of an architect and was very much appreciated in delivering this most wonderful house. I would certainly recommend them to anyone considering taking on their own project.
Working with Stephen at Designcubed has been a pleasure from our very first meeting together. Stephen is not just a talented architect with plenty of ideas but is patient, honest and always willing to go the extra mile. We felt really listened to and as a result Stephen understood our needs as a family and created a space that suited both our style and budget.
We are just about to start the build and feel really confident that we’ve got the plans and preparation in place to ensure a fantastic outcome.
Jez and Libby Galaun