RIBA RECRUITMENT AND RETAINMENT INSIGHTS LUNCH
On 28th November, our Practice Manager, Lucy Arrowsmith, took part in a round-table discussion at the RIBA in Portland Place with 12 other representatives that had been invited to attend from UK architectural practices. This event was a chance to discuss the most effective means of recruitment and retainment within the architectural industry, and the impact that the current economic and political climate has had on the recruitment process.
Planning permission has been granted at committee, for Land to Rear of Leander Court, by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
RHP DESIGN TRAINING
On 24th September our Associate, Andrew Gilbert, led a training day for Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP) staff at their offices in Teddington. Arranged by the Development Department, this was a chance for other members of the RHP team to think about the process behind preparing a feasibility proposal using one of RHP's own sites as an example. The day was a resounding success and everybody got the chance to draw something!
ANDREW GILBERT: ASSOCIATESHIP AND BREEAM
We are pleased to announce that our Senior Architect, Andrew Gilbert, has been made an Associate of Clive Chapman Architects. In addition to this, Andrew passed his BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment exams earlier this month, and will also be providing this service on behalf of the Practice. See our Sustainability pages for more details.
Progression to the construction stage of the restoration and expansion of Heath House in Hampstead, a Grade II* Listed Building in the London Borough of Camden.
COMMUNITY CENTRE AND ENABLING HOUSING FOR LBRUT
Following a tender process and feasibility studies, we have been instructed to develop design proposals to be presented at a public consultation, for a new community centre and enabling housing for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
ROTHER DISTRICT COUNCIL
On-going feasibility designs for affordable housing projects on two regeneration sites in Rye and Camber for Rother District Council.
SEVEN NEW DWELLINGS, WEYBRIDGE
Progression of planning drawings for two flats and five houses in the borough of Elmbridge, for a private client, following positive pre-application advice.
NEW CONTEMPORARY HOME
Following positive feedback from a pre-application for a large contemporary house for a private client, we are now progressing the planning drawings.
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL
Three regeneration sites for affordable housing on behalf of Waverley Borough Council, shortly to be submitted for planning approval.
At the beginning of June 2019, 17 winners of the RIBA Stirling Prize issued 'Architects Declare'; a plea for architects to recognise the climate change crisis and commit to 11 pledges to tackle this ever-growing global problem. Clive Chapman Architects is proud to have signed up to the declaration, details of which can be found here: https://www.architectsdeclare.com.
PLANNING APPROVAL ON EEL PIE ISLAND
Planning permission has been granted for the demolition of an existing one-bedroom, two-storey dwelling and construction of one-bedroom, one-person single-storey dwelling on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham.
RICHMOND HOUSING PARTNERSHIP
Positive feedback received from a pre-application for a mix of affordable and market housing and flats, for general needs and extra-care housing for the elderly.
SUCCESSFUL BID - WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL
Clive Chapman Architects has been successful in a bid to undertake feasibility studies for new-build housing at three garage/existing land sites, for Waverley Borough Council.