Derwenthorpe case study in social housing green paper
The government's social housing green paper, published today, singles out Studio Partington's Derwenthorpe project as a good example of mixed tenure sustainable communities. The project won a RIBA regional and national award for its design approach and its social and environmental sustainability credentials.
14th August 2018
New London Awards exhibition
Our award winning Andover Estate Phase One regeneration is featured in New London Awards 2018 exhibition at The Building Centre. The winners presented in this exhibition, were selected for their contribution to improve the social, cultural and economic character of places across the capital.
13th August 2018
Brick Awards shortlist
We are thrilled that 'The Cloisters', Holmewood House School has been shortlisted for the Brick Awards Education category! 2018 has seen a new record for entries to the Brick Awards, welcoming over 330 submissions. “What is great about the Brick Awards is how they can be for both craftsmanship and innovation. The awards are about architecture in its broadest sense, and they consider a great range of building types, locations and densities,” Hilary Satchwell, Director at Tibbalds and Brick Awards 2018 head judge, said.
6th August 2018
Swanage Pier Regeneration achieves Practical Completion
We are excited that our restoration and extension of historically important listed Georgian building Marine Villas on Swanage Pier has achieved practical completion! The refurbishment is part of a wider regeneration of the pier that includes landscaping improvements and accessible WC provision. The Victorian pier was built up around Marine Villas and is also a listed structure.
6th August 2018
Education Estates Awards shortlist
We are delighted to announce that our Holmewood House School project, Kent has been shortlisted in three categories; Pupil/ Student Experience, Innovation in Delivering Value & Project of the Year in Education Estates Awards!
'Great news, it certainly does enhance the pupils experience! Good luck!' - Holmewood House School
1st August 2018
New London Awards Exhibition
Our Andover Estate Phase One project is featured in the New London Awards 2018 Exhibition: London’s annual celebration of the best architecture, planning and construction in the capital. This year, over 150 projects across 15 categories of the built environment were shortlisted for their high-quality design and exemplar contribution to placemaking.
Monday 16 July – Monday 1 October 2018, free entry. Location: NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT
16th July 2018
Derwenthorpe Featured in RIBA Directory of Chartered Practices
Our Derwenthorpe Phase One project is featured in this year's RIBA Directory of Chartered Practices - Residential 18. Derwenthorpe is a multi award winning exemplar new community on the edge of York for Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. 40 per cent affordable, 540 energy efficient homes are all served by an on site biomass energy centre, which is also used as a community centre.
12th July 2018
Factory-made Homes at Derwenthorpe
An exciting new chapter in Derwenthorpe’s evolution has begun - with work starting on two innovative low energy homes. Melius Homes are built off-site, with the walls and roofs constructed in a factory and then brought on-site when the foundations and floors are completed.
Rob Lambe, Melius Homes Managing Director, said "We are very pleased to be working with Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust to deliver an innovative approach to building new homes. The new townhouses, designed by Studio Partington for sustainable greener living, are being built using a highly engineered timber cassette system incorporating optimum use of renewable energy, including battery storage, to deliver assured low energy bills for homeowners.
12th July 2018
Derwenthorpe Featured as Example of Best Practice
This book embeds the principles of how we should approach the design of future housing for an ageing population, reminding us that this is not about ‘other people’, but about each of us. Richly illustrated with case studies alongside contributions from a range of experts and examples of best practice, this comprehensive resource will inform and empower architects, designers, planners and clients to be braver and wiser in designing with older people in mind.
10th July 2018
AJ Retrofit Awards Housing shortlist
AJ Retrofit Awards 2018 finalists revealed and we are pleased to announce that our pilot project for Nottingham City Homes 2050 in collaboration with Melius Homes and Energiesprong has been shortlisted for the Housing category!
9th July 2018
New London Architecture Awards Winner
We are very excited that our Andover Estate Phase One regeneration project, for London Borough of Islington, won the New London Architecture Awards 2018 Masterplans & Area Strategies prize! Directors Adam Cornish and Victoria Kirk accepted the award at the Guildhall. This year's New London Awards were attended by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who gave a keynote speech.
4th July 2018
Derwenthorpe in Detail magazine supplement
Our Derwenthorpe project is featured in the Spring 2018 issue of the Daylight & Architecture magazine, which Detail magazine publish in cooperation with the Velux company.
This issue focuses on the performance evaluation of green buildings, both in terms of energy and user satisfaction. In this context our Derwenthorpe project has been chosen as an exemplary scheme that has undergone building performance evaluation.
19th June 2018
Plans for 2050
We are pleased to see Stephen Cousins' online article 'Plans for 2050: More technology and living with Gran' in RIBAJ Intelligence summarising our future-gazing report for the NHBC Foundation that 'anticipates multi-generational living, mini power plants and smart gizmos in homes'.
19th June 2018
BCI Awards jury visit
Great to meet the British Construction Industry Awards jury yesterday at our 'delicious' Chocolate Works scheme in York!
'The Chocolate Works providing delicious housing in York - innovative design and high quality = fully occupied!' - BCIA judges
19th June 2018
Golden Lane Community Centre in Open House
This year, to celebrate the reopening of the Community Centre, the building of the playground and the refurbishment of Great Arthur House, it is planned to take part in London Open House.
The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday 22/23 September 2018.
14th June 2018
Futurology: the new home in 2050 Published
Prepared by Studio Partington, Futurology: the new home in 2050, looks at how the physical characteristics of homes will need to adapt to address future demographic and societal changes, and proposes the emergence of a range of appropriate model home types. It also explores emerging technologies that will become an important everyday part of our lives.
The latest NHBC Foundation guide looks ahead three decades to a world that could be very different to today, providing insights into the likely opportunities for both designers and residents of future homes.
5th June 2018
Derwenthorpe Apartments Opening by Lady Gillian Barron
Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust has officially opened Barron House shared ownership apartments, the latest part of the Derwenthorpe development completed in York. Lady Gillian Barron, who was the guest of honour at the opening, said that Barron Court was a tangible tribute to her husband, Sir Donald Barron, and his achievements.
Photo Copyright: Jonathan Pow.
4th June 2018
RIBA Competition Shortlist
Studio Partington was one of the five teams shortlisted for the RIBA organized competition on behalf of Shinfield Parish Council and Wokingham Borough Council.
A community space should be purposeful, functional and adaptable. We have developed our proposal with the aim of making a building that is a delight to use with spaces that are uplifting and inspiring.
The building itself is a marker on the corner of the green with a recognisable presence and civic purpose and is configured to meet the needs of the local community including a multi purpose hall, cafe, crèche with council offices and meeting rooms .
1st June 2018
UK Housing Awards Innovation of the Year
Nottingham City Homes 2050 project has been named the Innovation of the Year at UK Housing Awards. This is the first EnegrieSprong project in the UK where Studio Partington in collaboration with Melius Homes have worked on ten pilot homes for Nottingham City Homes.
3rd May 2018
Two SP projects have been shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards
We are delighted to have been shortlisted in both the completed and project categories in the Housing Design Awards 2018; Andover Estate Phase One regeneration for Islington Council and The Chocolate Works for David Wilson Homes.
26th April 2018
SP wins Planning Approval for Windsor Street
We are excited to announce that our Windsor Street project obtained Planning Approval at committee yesterday evening. It is a much needed supported living residential building for adults with learning disabilities in the heart of Islington.
2nd March 2018
The List 18 by RIBA
Our RIBA national award winning project Derwenthorpe is showcased in The List 18, RIBA Directory of Chartered Practices: "the Derwenthorpe development brings together the complex ideas of identity, community, material sensibilities, public spaces and landscape into a singular harmonious place for the residents, where the community is the focus and inspiration, creating a beautiful sense of place and identity for the local community."
"The generosity of the public space is equally extended to the spatial standard of the individual houses, with shared approach to sustainability and where the house becomes a home. The project's aims as defined by the design team: 'to provide both a socially and environmentally sustainable community inlcuding energy efficient homes, incentives for lifestyle change, the promotion of community participation and long-term custodianship' have been met with great success."
2nd February 2018
Nottingham City Homes 2050 Pilot EnergieSprong Homes Revealed
The first ten pilot homes for Nottingham City Homes are close to completion! Residents are "delighted" with their new retrofitted homes which have "transformed their street and made a real community." The super-insulated retrofits radically improve the buildings energy performance, dramatically reducing energy bills and increasing comfort while using a combination of photovoltaic and ground sourced heat to generate energy.
22nd January 2018
SP on the shortlist for Shinfield Parish Council (SPC) Competition
What a great start for the New Year! Studio Partington has been shortlisted for Shinfield Parish Council (SPC) Competition and will now begin working on design proposals for a new community centre to provide facilities to meet the needs of the local community.
9th January 2018