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Franklin Ellis sports red noses and raises money for Comic Relief challenge

Franklin Ellis sports red noses and raises money for Comic Relief challenge

Nottingham and Leicester-based Franklin Ellis Architects held a company running challenge last week to raise funds for Comic Relief ahead of Red Nose Day on 16 March. 25 members of the practice took part in the challenge, which took place at Holme Pierrepont Country Park in Nottinghamshire. Team members were encouraged to run, jog or walk a collective 100 miles around the park and had up to one hour to complete it. Their efforts saw …

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Architecture Consultants Design

P&DG is seeking to appoint Town Planners and Senior Planners

P&DG is seeking to appoint Town Planners and Senior Planners

Are you looking for an exciting, and challenging opportunity, within a supportive, and dynamic, team environment? Would you like to broaden your experience; and accelerate your skills? P&DG is seeking to appoint Town Planners and Senior Planners into our busy and expanding East Midlands Office of Planners, Urban Designers and Heritage Consultants. Working for both the public and private sector, our wide and varied client base includes; prestigious country estates, house builders, strategic promoters, pension …

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Architecture Education & Training

STUDENTS ATTEND PRINCE’S TRUST WORLD OF WORK DAY AT RG+P

STUDENTS ATTEND PRINCE’S TRUST WORLD OF WORK DAY AT RG+P

Students from the City of Leicester School visited multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p last month (February 2019) as part of The Prince’s Trust Mosaic World of Work programme. Designed to give young people a greater awareness of the workplace, the Mosaic World of Work programme is a Prince’s Trust initiative which encourages businesses to open their doors to highlight their industry and the variety of careers available; with the hope of increasing understanding and inspiration. 18 …

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Architecture Development

PLANS APPROVED FOR TRANSFORMATION OF FORMER FENWICK BUILDING

PLANS APPROVED FOR TRANSFORMATION OF FORMER FENWICK BUILDING

Plans to restore and convert the former Fenwick building in Leicester city centre were approved last week (22nd February 2019) and will see the landmark building brought back to life with a mixed-use development. Project partners, developer, Aimrok Holdings Ltd and architects, rg+p applied to transform the former Fenwick building into 111 luxury, short stay serviced apartments together with a rooftop bar, which will become a focal point for the development. On the basement and …

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Architecture Construction

Medieval treasures unearthed at Jackson & Jackson Developments site in Lincoln

Medieval treasures unearthed at Jackson & Jackson Developments site in Lincoln

A number of medieval and Victorian artefacts have been uncovered in central Lincoln during a planned excavation of Jackson & Jackson Developments’ latest residential development site. The archaeological investigation marks the first phase of excavation works at 27-29 Clasketgate before the site is developed into high-end student accommodation later this year. To accommodate the shortage of student beds in the city, the new development will stand on the old Pygott & Crone building and car …

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Architecture Construction Consultants

ARMSONS IS PART OF EXPERIENCED PROJECT TEAM BUILDING NEW CLASSROOM BLOCK AT WEST PARK SCHOOL

ARMSONS IS PART OF EXPERIENCED PROJECT TEAM BUILDING NEW CLASSROOM BLOCK AT WEST PARK SCHOOL

Derby-based project managers, building surveyors and cost consultants Armsons have been appointed project managers and cost consultants on the scheme to create a new six-classroom block at West Park School in Spondon. The project team also consists of architects YMD Boon, structural engineers Jackson Purdue Lever, mechanical and electrical engineers CJR Midlands and contractors Davlyn Construction Limited. West Park School, formerly known as Spondon School, is a mixed secondary school that was converted to academy …

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Architecture Construction

MAJOR LINCOLNSHIRE HOUSING SCHEME WINS RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD

MAJOR LINCOLNSHIRE HOUSING SCHEME WINS RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD

A £45m mixed tenure residential housing scheme in Humberston, Lincolnshire has been named the Residential Project of the Year in the Greater Lincolnshire Construction & Property Awards. Designed by award-winning architects, rg+p, Humberston Avenue is a joint venture project between Keystone Developments, part of Longhurst Group, and Countryside Partnerships East Midlands. Representing 400 new homes, including 200 family homes and 200 for retirement living (including 100 affordable), Humberston Avenue also includes a new community hub …

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Architecture

Planning Granted for 23 Apartments in Nottingham

Planning Granted for 23 Apartments in Nottingham

Rayner Davies Architects and Zenith Planning have been granted detailed planning permission for the redevelopment of the former Red Cross site on the corner of Gregory Street and Abbey Bridge in Lenton Nottingham. 23 high quality one and two bed apartments are to be built in a single block over two and four storeys. The external envelope curves around the site, enveloping a private central courtyard garden and residents parking. The project was complex as …

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Architecture

COMPETITION COMMENDATIONS FOR RG+P

COMPETITION COMMENDATIONS FOR RG+P

Multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p has received acclaim for its work in three architectural competitions, including one international Incentive Award. Architects, 3D visualisers and architectural trainees from the practice’s Leicester office entered the ‘Latvia TabFab’ competition to develop designs for a new cultural quarter in the Latvian capital of Riga; the ‘LAKA: Architecture that Reacts’ competition to devise an innovative solution to a social or environmental issue; and the reTh!nking competition for a new Global Warming …

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Architecture

New Year new talent – Franklin Ellis Architects strengthens interiors and architectural teams with new appointments

New Year new talent – Franklin Ellis Architects strengthens interiors and architectural teams with new appointments

Nottingham and Leicester-based Franklin Ellis Architects has announced the appointment of two new recruits to the team. Rona Eftekshari joins the practice as a senior interior designer and brings with her a wealth of experience in interior design, architecture and project management. Rona has bachelor’s degrees in Architecture from the University of Tehran and Architecture and Digital Innovation from the University of Derby, as well as an MSc Master’s degree in Sustainable Design and Healthy …

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