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Jan 2021 – Waterlilies, progress on Site.

The upper terrace is taking shape – good work by Dove Construction in these difficult winter conditions (not to mention Covid/global supply shortage/Brexit!)

Also, Bright Green Futures (the clients) are putting together videos about the project, follow this link:

Dec 2020 – 5 Kingsdown Parade.

Planning approval granted for five dwellings – just in time for Christmas!

Oct 2020 – Waterlilies, progress on Site.

Timber frames going up (view within house 5)…

Oct 2020 – Waterlilies, progress on Site.

Upper terrace slab being poured…

Aug 2020 – Kingsdown Parade, Five dwellings.

Planning Submitted (rear elevation of street facing homes).

Aug 2020 – Kingsdown Parade, Five dwellings.

Planning Submitted (rear elevation of sunken / garden houses).

July 2020 – Planning GRANTED for five houses, Brockweir.

We’re delighted to achieve Planning permission on a difficult brownfield site near the River Wye. Works on site to start in 2021…

June 2020 – Positive Pre-App response received.

We have had a positive engagement with the Planning dept. and are now working up a scheme for 20+ apartments in London.

May 2020 – Waterlilies, progress on Site.

Digging in levels for new houses, on the sloping site…

May 2020 – Waterlilies, progress on Site.

Clearance within the old reservoir…

Jan 2020 – Mixed Use scheme in London

We’re currently working on drawings for a consultation regarding a Mixed Use scheme in London, with 18no. elevated Residential apartments.

Jan 2020 – Bristol Memorial Woodlands starts on site!

Finally, our project for Bristol Memorial Woodlands takes a step towards reality. You can see more about the project in our ‘Non Residential’ projects page…

Aug 2019 – New Lido+Hotel?

Here’s a photo of the model for our proposed new Lido…

Aug 2019 – New Lido+Hotel?

We’ve been working on some ideas for a new Lido and Hotel project.

July 2019 – Planning GRANTED for Mixed Use unit in Hereford

The Refurbishment and roof top extension of City Centre building, creating 6no. Residential units above Retail units. Here are some of the sketches from the initial workings..


May 2019 – Planning submitted in Penzance

We try our best to work on unique and interesting schemes, and a drive through pasty shop is definitely a first for us … perhaps the world?! We’ve worked up a scheme, on behalf of Cornish Oven, which is now in for planning.

April 2019 – Planning GRANTED for five houses on a brownfield site in a Gloucestershire village

One house fronts the high street, which will completely refurbished, re-clad and extended over two storeys. While there are four homes proposed within the site – two generous flats re-using / replacing an existing building (depending on further structural analysis), and two new semi-detached houses proposed to the south of the site in the old service yard.

March 2019 – House COMPLETE on site

We’re pleased to announce the completion of a home in Amberley, Gloucestershire that we’ve been working on. The original bungalow has been extensively reorganised and extended, into a handsome and functional two storey house.


February 2019 – Planning GRANTED and technical design work progressing…

For a replacement house on a corner plot on Kingsdown Parade in Bristol.

January 2019  – Building Control APPROVAL – 33 dwellings

Bristol Building Control have approved our proposals at KingsWeston Reservoir, Bristol. Now on to the Tender documents…


November 2018 – Planning GRANTED – 33 dwellings

We’re delighted to announce Planning permission being granted for our proposal at KingsWeston Reservoir Bristol, on behalf of our client Bright Green Futures and pioneer self-builders.

Frustratingly, it took over a year (after submission) for the scheme to finally go to committee, where it received unanimous support! This exciting scheme is well worth though, and we’re due on site in Spring 2019!

July 2018 – Highly Commended at the Civic Voice Design Awards

Thames Lido was Highly Commended in the ‘Historic’ category of the Awards, losing out to ‘Storyhouse’ in Chester. While we’re disappointed not to have won, it’s great to see the Lido competing with projects with budgets 10 times larger! In addition, the Lido was delivered for roughly half of the £/m2 … relatively speaking, we’ve done a lot with a little.

June 2018 – Shortlisted for Civic Voice Design Awards

After being nominated by Reading Civic Society, Thames Lido has been shortlisted in the 2018 National Awards.

Thames Lido is one of 12 schemes which has been shortlisted across England, for their ‘high quality design and positive community impact’. There are four different categories, and the Lido is placed in the ‘Historic’ category.

If you like to support the Lido please follow this link: and click on the ‘heart’.

March 2018 – Planning GRANTED in Cornwall

We’ve obtained planning permission for this family home in Cornwall. A refurbishment and large scale extension of an existing bungalow is proposed, which creatively re-uses of the existing structure and services, to minimise waste and help keep construction costs down. The site borders an AONB, so the proposals maximise the expansive views (where the current bungalow did not), whilst improving environmental performance and responding to the expanding accommodation and life style needs of the family.

The scheme is now proceeding towards a start on site.

February 2018 – Shortlisted for two RICS Awards

We’re delighted to announce that the recently completed Thames Lido has been shortlisted for the Building Conservation and Tourism and Leisure categories of the 2018 National RICS Awards.


January 2018 – Planning submitted for Reservoir conversion

We’ve been working on the conversion of a subterranean reservoir tank in Cornwall, to provide accommodation. The conspicuous scheme offers a creative reuse of a redundant asset, which is sensitive to its wonderful coastal setting.

December 2017 – Thames Lido COMPLETE

After four years of involvement, we’re delighted to see the end result. It really is a special place. The team on site have done a meticulous job, and it’s been a pleasure working with the Lido team again!

November 2017 – Planning Submitted at KingsWeston Reservoir

The ‘Waterlilies’ scheme will provide 33 homes around a former reservoir. The designs have been worked up with Bright Green Futures, Community Self-build Developer, and the pioneer self-builders themselves.

October 2017 – Progress at Thames Lido

We’re very nearly there at Thames Lido. Lovely to the see the building at nigh; here is the new function room extension.

September 2017 – Burwalls Lodge – nearly COMPLETE

We’re not far off Practical Completion at Burwalls Lodge, and it settling into the garden nicely!

August 2017 – Planning APPROVAL at Egypt Mill.

We’re delighted to have achieved Planning Approval at Egypt Mill, Nailsworth – for their Embankment Hotel scheme, proving 17 apartments, ancillary spaces for the wider hotel, and surrounding car park and landscape works.

July 2017 – Parks Building, Reading – COMPLETE

We’re pleased to see the ‘Parks Building’ for Reading Borough Council complete (minus surrounding landscaping), forming parts of the works at Thames Lido.

May 2017 – Progress at Burwalls Lodge

Burwalls Lodge is being carefully pieced together, and the new elements are taking shape. The subterranean extension roof is going in and the new Ground floor level extension brickwork is looking good.

April 2017 – Progress at Thames Lido

We’re pleased to see the Sauna spaces taking shape at Thames Lido. The beautiful brickwork and concrete will be exposed in rooms when they’re finished.

March 2017 – Progress at Burwalls Lodge

After a wet and difficult winter period, we’re pleased to see the underpinning work drawings to an end at Burwalls Lodge. Meanwhile the team are also making good with the internal refurbishments.

February 2017 – Planning APPROVAL at Memorial Woodlands!

Having seen the scheme go before the Planning Committee, we’re delighted to announce that it was strongly supported and has been approved. Bristol Memorial Woodlands now have the opportunity, after a long process, to progress their scheme – consisting of a new chapel, reception building, memorial monument and ancillary accommodation.

January 2017 – Progress at Thames Lido

The team are making fantastic progress at Thames Lido, Reading. The project is due for completion before the end of the year, watch this space…

December 2016 – Progress at Burwalls Lodge

Works are underway at Burwalls Lodge; a substantial renovation and extension will transform this Leigh Woods property.

November 2016 – Design work at Henleaze Lake Swimming Club

We recently were selected after a competitive interview process to work on a Master Plan strategy at the lake. As the Club nears its centenary, we’ve worked alongside the Development Committee to  arrange phased future works across the wonderful site.