WYSA Denis Mason Jones Awards

Congratulations to Catalina Tudor on winning a commendation at last nights, Denis Mason Jones Awards with her ‘Holiday Postcard’ sketch of Placa del Pi, Barcelona. The event was held by the West Yorkshire Society of Architects at the Leeds Library; the oldest surviving subscription Library in the UK. Click here for further information on the WYSARead More

GWPA Shortlisted for Two Civic Trust Awards

Delighted that two of our schemes, working with ECORES, have been announced as 2020 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalists. Annie Lee Close – 21no. passivhaus social housing units, Manchester Duresme Court – 273no. student residential units, Durham Click here for the full shortlist.  

Passivhaus Conference

Associate Daniel Tomlinson attended today’s Passivhaus conference at the Lowry, Manchester; following the Net Zero Carbon Masterclass yesterday. Daniel was on the panel leading the workshop on ‘Stimulating demand (policy & procurement)’ with Rob Bernhard – Passive House Canada, David Kemp – Procure Plus & Kate De Selincourt. The theme of this years conference wasRead More

SMG National Collection Centre Site Progress

Construction work continues in Wroughton, Wiltshire on the new National Collection Centre for the Science Museum Group (SMG), with the roof and cladding almost complete and the internal linings now being installed. This huge building will be home to over 300,000 objects that are currently being studied, recorded, digitised and packed ready for the moveRead More

Plaza Port Talbot Scheme Approved

The Plaza mixed use development in Port Talbot, Wales was today awarded planning permission. The scheme for tenant YMCA and the client Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (NPTCBC) will provide a series of new spaces for the benefit of the local community. The development will retain the recognisable, Grade II listed art deco-style iconicRead More

Annie Lee Close Passivhaus Scheme Completed

Our 21 affordable homes designed to Passivhaus standards have now been completed and fully occupied. The project utilised an offsite manufactured timber frame and provides a ‘shared space’ streetscape. Lucy Powell – MP for Manchester Central noted on a recent site visit that the project provided “pioneering, affordable, top quality new homes.” While Jon Sawyer,Read More

Durseme Court Awarded BREEAM ‘Outstanding‘ Rating

We are pleased to announce that the GWPA scheme at Neville’s Cross, Durham (for ECO RES / County Properties) has secured a post construction BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certification for the 274 rooms. The scheme opened to students in September 2018 and is currently circa 80% let. This project is the sixth consecutive GWPA student residential schemeRead More

RICS Shortlist For Duresme Court Accommodation

We are pleased to announce Duresme Court has been shortlisted for an RICS award.  Over 40 of the North East’s top, community-led built projects will battle it out to be named the best in the region. The judges noted on a recent site visit that ‘they appreciated the challenges of the site location and wereRead More

Art House Official Royal Opening

We are pleased to announce that HRH the Duke of Gloucester, who is the University’s Chancellor has officially opening the Art House. The Art House is an imaginative refurbishment of one of Worcester’s most iconic buildings. Built on the site of the former City Gaol, the Castle Street building was first developed as Austin House,Read More