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SW Homebuilding and Renovating Show 2014

November 2014

SOUTH WEST HOMEBUILDING AND RENOVATING SHOW 2014

22 & 23 November, we’re exhibiting at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show at Shepton Mallet, come and see us on stand 122 for a free consultation.

Hauser and Wirth

October 2014

HAUSER & WIRTH, SOMERSET

The architecture press has been getting very excited about the opening of the gallery, arts centre and (Piet) Oudolf Field meadow planting – so we made a couple of visits to check it out, attend a Kim Wilkie lecture and enjoy the fabulous Roth Bar & Grill.

New Cotswolds outbuildings

August 2014

NEW COTSWOLD OUTBUILDINGS IN LISTED SETTING

The completion of this 3 bay garage is the first building in a range of work on a site in a sensitive setting near Badminton in Gloucestershire. Wonderful natural Cotswold stone slate cat slide roof.

AECB

July 2014

AECB

Andrew attended the annual Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) Conference, held at the University of Bristol. Lots of interesting and invaluable discussion and sharing of information, the theme was Retrofit which concentrated on improving the environmental standards of existing buildings.

May completion

May 2014

MAY COMPLETION

Part oak framed family house, built inside an old walled garden, has been completed, and our clients are happy to be moving in. We are particularly pleased with high level of workmanship achieved by the site team.

New house

April 2014

NEW HOUSE, SOMERSET

We are designing a new oak farmed house on the edge of a picturesque Somerset village, overlooking a C18 parkland. The house is designed for life with the option of living on the ground floor with full wheelchair access, along with a guest wing and self contained carers accommodation at first floor.

Ask An Architect

February 2014

ASK AN ARCHITECT

On Saturday 8 February Andrew is hosting the monthly architectural surgery at Bristol’s Architectural Centre. For the first time this is now fully booked. Visitors can receive 30 minutes free advice on their projects in return for a voluntary donation of £10 to the Architecture Centre

Avon Garden Trust Journal

January 2014

AVON GARDEN TRUST JOURNAL

Wendy had an article published in the Avon Garden Trust Journal that précised her recent Conservation Management Plan (CMP) on the little understood 1960’s landscape associated with Bristol’s Cumberland Basin Bridges and Ashton Gate Junction scheme, designed by eminent landscape architect Dame Sylvia Crowe.

South West Hombuilding and Renovating Show 2013

November 2013

SOUTH WEST HOMEBUILDING AND RENOVATING SHOW 2013

16 & 17 November 2013, we’re exhibiting at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show at Shepton Mallet, come and see us on stand 122 for a free consultation

Richard Rogers Exhibition 2013

September 2013

RICHARD ROGERS EXHIBITION

Great exhibition at the Royal Academy to celebrate Richard Roger’s 80th birthday provided an opportunity to look at the life’s work of this influential and sometimes controversial architect. The expressed services now look dated and symbolic of unlimited oil reserves. The quieter, more humble Maggie’s centre is still a favourite.

busy time on site

July 2013

BUSY TIME ON SITE

Busy this summer with several projects on site in the Cotswolds and Somerset. Progress shot of one of our new house projects with an oak frame being built to a high standard by English Oak Buildings.

Smarter planning Champion

November 2012

SMARTER PLANNING CHAMPIONS

We are delighted to announce we have been registered as Smarter Planning Champions by the Planning Portal. We are one the first qualifying companies to have met best practice requirements in making on line planning applications through the Planning Portal. We fully support the objective of streamlining the planning application process.

South West Homebuilding and Revovation Show 2012

November 2012

SOUTH WEST HOMEBUILDING AND RENOVATING SHOW 2012

Once again we are exhibiting at our local Homebuilding and Renovating Show on 17 & 18 November. Held at the Bath and West Showground near Shepton Mallet, we hope to see you there on stand 122.

25th Anniversary

November 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – 25 YEARS

In November Andrew Kenyon Architects will have been 25 years in business! It all started with winning the Folly Farm competition for the Avon Wildlife Trust to design a National Farming and Wildlife Centre in 1987. Since then we have carried out over 200 extremely varied and interesting projects. Along the way we have met and worked with some wonderful people. A big thank you to all our clients and to everyone who has contributed to the success of the practice along the way.

Grand Designs Live 2012

October 2012

GRAND DESIGNS LIVE 2012

It was great to see lots of familiar faces at the Grand Designs Live show again at the NEC near Birmingham. Thank you to all who visited our stand and expressed an interest in our work.

West Cornwall Planning Consent

October 2012

WEST CORNWALL PLANNING CONSENT

Andrew Kenyon Architects is delighted to secure planning approval for a sensitive roof extension to an imposing former vicarage, overlooking Land’s End, Cornwall. The proposal provides an additional floor of living accommodation with spectacular Atlantic sea views.

Sahara

August 2012

SAHARA MOVES IN

Women’s clothing retailer Sahara have opened a new boutique at No 16 The Mall, Clifton, Bristol where Andrew Kenyon Architects oversaw the design, repair, modernisation and conversion of this neglected grade II listed property.
The 3 self–contained flats above the retail unit have proved to be very popular and were all let within a week of finishing building works. Sahara recently moved into the retail unit at ground and basement levels, the whole building is now fully let.

Stable Complex Planning

July 2012

STABLE COMPLEX PLANNING SUCCESS

Andrew Kenyon Architects combined its architectural & landscape planning expertise to design a new stable complex within an agricultural field, our proposal has been granted planning permission. The development includes 4 stables, tack room, feed store, implement store & tractor shed – arranged around a large yard that allows easy surveillance from the adjacent house (also designed by AKA). The design also includes a fenced ménage, new native tree & hedge planting and footpath diversions.

Bungalow eating

May 2012

‘BUNGALOW EATING’ PLANNING APPROVAL, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

We are pleased to announce our proposal to nearly double the size of an undistinguished 1970’s bungalow has gained planning permission. Rather than demolishing the existing building it will be altered and extended with a large oak frame to provide new kitchen, dining, utility, hall, linked double garage & wood store. The existing bungalow will be over clad with external insulation to improve thermal performance & timber boarding consistent with the new extension.

‘Bungalow eating’ is where you alter the exterior so much the old building appears to be swallowed up by the extensions & alterations. Some times complete demolition provides better value for money as no VAT is payable on new build but it is on extensions.

C21 Living - exhibition

April 2012

C21 LIVING

Andrew Kenyon Architects is exhibiting at the Bristol Architecture Centre’s C21 Living exhibition, running from
4 – 22 April. The exhibition focuses on contemporary attitudes to house and home and is well worth a visit. We are displaying an ‘eco-extension’ scheme where we have designed a low carbon energy efficient future proof home for a retired couple down sizing from their family home.

Listed Building success

March 2012

MORE PLANNING & LISTED BUILDING SUCCESS

We are pleased to have been invited back by existing clients to carry out further work at their Cotswold farmhouse & outbuildings. We have recently gained planning and listed building consent for an alteration scheme to include a guest suite, tack room and storage.

Planning approved

February 2012

PLANNING & LISTED BUILDING SUCCESS

We are delighted to have achieved full planning permission and listed building consent to provide a range of new outbuildings to a listed property near Badminton in the Cotswolds. We submitted designs for garaging around a new courtyard and new stables, all constructed in traditional materials including Cotswold stone and oak. The application also included the change of use from agriculture to equestrian of 2.5 acres of land. The legislation hurdles included: the Cotswold AONB, a Conservation Area, several nearby listed properties including a grade I Church, a grade II house and garden building, and a locally listed garden.

Listed Property Show 2012

February 2012

LISTED PROPERTY

We exhibited at the Listed Property Show over the weekend of 18 and 19 February, at Olympia. Many thanks to all the people who visited our stand – here is Andrew talking with House Detective, Dr Nick Barratt. The exhibitors were the usual eclectic mix of craftsmen and specialists, all with the shared interest in listed properties.

WARM: Exhibition

November 2011

WARM: EXHIBITION AT THE ARCHITECTURE CENTRE

Running from 16 November to 18 December is the WARM Exhibition at The Architecture Centre, Bristol. This exhibition shows what you can do to make homes more energy efficient and was compiled by the City Design Group at Bristol City Council. Andrew Kenyon Architects is supporting the exhibition and has contributed several photographs.

Chew Magna - Planning permission

October 2011

PLANNING SUCCESS

Andrew Kenyon Architects designs for a new house in the centre of Chew Magna have received planning permission. We have successfully overcome many design challenges presented by the sensitive nature of the site being adjacent to a Grade I listed church. The house is arranged in an L shape plan with bedrooms above the kitchen, dining and hall area and an oak framed single storey wing with living room, veranda and snug overlooking the south facing garden. Work is programmed to start on site in 2012.

16 The Mall, Clifton

August 2011

COMPLETION ON 16 THE MALL, CLIFTON, BRISTOL

Practical completion has been achieved at No 16 The Mall. Andrew Kenyon Architects was responsible for overseeing the design, sensitive repair, modernisation and conversion of this Grade II listed building in the centre of Clifton. Accommodation includes 3 self contained flats and a ground/basement level retail unit. The building had fallen into poor condition and required extensive repair works, including re roofing, stonework, lime rendering, joinery, lime plastering, structural repairs/alterations, drainage, services, decorations, fit out of flats & retail unit. Being a mid terrace in narrow streets surrounded by shops and businesses the project presented many logistical challenges that were successfully over come by the project team.

Tennis Court - Planning permission

August 2011

TENNIS COURT PLANNING PERMISSION

Andrew Kenyon Architects is pleased to report planning permission has been granted for a private tennis court on a sensitive site near Oxford. As part of the planning application a comprehensive landscape appraisal included proposals for extensive contouring and tree planting to integrate the tennis court within the garden curtilage. Work is programmed to start on site in 2012.

Landscape Conservation - MSc

October 2010

LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION

Wendy Tippett, our Landscape Director, is currently attending a part time MSc course in the Conservation of Historic Gardens and Cultural Landscapes at the University of Bath. This additional qualification reinforces Wendy’s interest and experience in working on landscape conservation projects.

 

Andrew Kenyon Architects

Andrew Kenyon Architects
3 Elliston Road
Redland
Bristol BS6 6QF

T0117 924 4985
info@andrewkenyonarchitects.co.uk