Gagarin Studio and DP Squared Engineers, working with The Landscape Agency, have secured planning approval for a new bridge at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, North Yorkshire. The Thaliana Bridge will span over the Queen Mother Lake at the south end of the gardens creating improved access, new routes and new views to and from the bridge across the water. New lakeside gardens are proposed by The Landscape Agency and an existing bank of trees will be strengthened to provide a more effective buffer to the adjacent road noise. The bridge design is inspired by the pioneering research of Dr Rachel […]


We’re delighted to be working with Arvon to undertake an ambitious reworking of their Yorkshire Writing House, Lumb Bank near Hebden Bridge. The ambition is to reposition Lumb Bank as an engine house for creative writing development in the north of England.  The house, which once belonged to Ted Hughes, was described by novelist Louise Doughty as ‘the most inspiring place imaginable for writers’. The project approach will need to pragmatically resolve some key challenges within the buildings and setting whilst ensuring the character of place is preserved and enhanced. We read the initial brief and immediately thought it was a perfect […]