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We\u2019re delighted to be working with Arvon\u00a0to undertake an ambitious reworking of their\u00a0Yorkshire 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.\u00a0 The house, which once belonged to Ted Hughes, was described by novelist Louise Doughty as \u2018the most inspiring place imaginable for writers\u2019. 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 […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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We’re thrilled that the Leeds footbridge we designed in collaboration with DP Squared has been recognised in this years British Construction Industry Awards. The NIC awarded their inaugural prize to the bridge based on their four principles of Climate, People, Place & Value: ” The new footbridge over the River Aire is a new piece of infrastructure that connects two sides of the city within the Climate Innovation District. The project is an example of what is achievable through ambitious design, collaborative working and engaging wider stakeholders. The result is a stunning addition to Leeds\u2019 riverfront and an exemplar of […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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We recently headed out of studio to photograph our new footbridge \u00a0at Leeds’ Climate Innovation District. We hope the new pedestrian bridge will bring better connectivity to this area of the city but also joy and delight to pedestrians, cyclists, walkers and boat-users who cross over or under it. For further info and pics see our page: Leeds Footbridge Photographs by Andrew Wall<\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Unprecedented times call for…..<\/a>\n <\/div>\n \n\t\t\t\t\t
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  [PLAY] Radio Gagarin – Home Studio Edition\u00a0  <\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n RIBA Award Shortlist for Thorney Barn<\/a>\n <\/div>\n \n\t\t\t\t\t
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Good News Alert! We\u2019re really pleased \u00a0that our Thorney Barn project has been shortlisted for RIBA Awards Yorkshire 2020, 1 of just 11 projects in the region. Best of luck to all shortlisted projects & thanks to our lovely clients and team who helped deliver the project. You can read more about the project here: Thorney Barn\u00a0      <\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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Much of our work involves reusing and upgrading existing buildings. We\u2019ve recognised for some time that extending the use of buildings as a more carbon efficient alternative to demolition and new build is the right thing to be doing, where we can. We were pleased then, to add our name to Architects Declare; a network of practices that have committed to strengthening our working practices to create architecture that has a more positive impact on the world around us. #retrofitfirst www.architectsdeclare.com<\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n What Remains – Revisiting Elmet Forty Years On<\/a>\n <\/div>\n \n\t\t\t\t\t
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In the late 1970s, Photographer Fay Godwin explored the Calder Valley and surrounding area with her camera and captured the landscape at a turning point. Her photographs were both picturesque and brooding; showing the contrast between the wild moorlands and the post-industrial townscapes which in some way defines the area. The photographs inspired a series of Ted Hughes poems and both were published collectively as \u2018Remains of Elmet\u2019 in 1979.\u00a0 Forty years have past since then and the valley and communities have seen significant changes occur. Despite Hughes\u2019 doubts, the towns and communities have survived and continue to evolve; the […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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We’re really pleased to receive the go ahead for the redevelopment of Old Town Mill, high above Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. The scheme re-imagines the series of listed buildings ( known locally as Mitchell Mills) for 25 new homes, cafe\/restaurant, places for small businesses and will add to the vitality of this lovely hilltop community in the South Pennines. There are visuals of the scheme over on our residential page. We were delighted to visit site on a snowy day in February with photographer Sarah Mason, who has captured some of it’s charm.\u00a0We’ll post updates as the project progresses […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>