New project: Taylor's Bell Foundry

We're delighted to announce our appointment to work on the urgent repairs of Grade II* listed John Taylor & Co Bell Foundry in Loughborough. Taylor's was built in 1859 and is the only remaining purpose built bell foundry in the UK. The project comprises two phases. A Historic England Grant will cover the works of Phase one which will address repair work to specific workshop, office and external areas. Phase two is the preparation of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant application to secure enough funds to undertake a comprehensive restoration of the buildings and improve public access and engagement.

We're working closely with the client, conservation architect Rena Pitsilli-Graham and economic development and regeneration consultancy Ingham Pinnock Associates to develop a robust HLF bid and deliver the first phase due to commence on site in May 2016. More info on the project here: John Taylor & Co Bell Foundry project

 
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Blackrock Police Training Centre opens

Blackrock Police Training Centre will be officially opened by Home Secretary Theresa May today. We were appointed to design a new training centre for Avon and Somerset Police in Bristol which was completed at the end of the summer. The building contains highly specialist spaces, such as two fire ranges and tactical training facilities, plus offices and classrooms.

Designing a 5,800m2 police training facility that blends seamlessly into the base of a wonderful disused quarry was a unique challenge that required an unusual approach - perceiving the building as an integrated part of the landscape. Our solution presents the building as emerging from the rugged landscape.

To find out more about our project click here: Blackrock Police Training Centre page
Photo by Simon Kennedy
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Mixing SEN accommodation - what works and what doesn't

We're delighted to announce that Claire Barton will be talking about our experience in designing accommodation for students with Special Needs at the Education Construction Network and Residential Conference at the NLA later this month. She will be joined by Bob Rose, headteacher of Alexandra College.

Alexandra College is a new initiative by London Borough of Camden bringing together an educational provision with short break accommodation for young people aged 16-25 years with complex Special Needs. Key to the design is developing an environment that provides true life skills and trains young people to live independent lives. Together with our client we'll discuss the challenges and opportunities that have presented themselves through this project and how the team have tackled key design issues.

26th Nov12:15-1:00pm - Education Construction Network Education and Residential Conference - The Building Centre, 26 Store St, London WC1E 7BT
More information and bookings here.
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The Moving Metropolis

The Moving Metropolis is a book by David Lawrence and Sheila Taylor on the history of London's Transport since 1800. We are very proud to see our work featured in the book including Leicester Square control rooms, Elephant and Castle ticket hall and besopke external cladding and our proposal for Bromley-by-Bow Underground Station. This is the second edition of the book and it is now available at major bookshops and online.
 
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King's Maths School Video

Watch what the students from King's Maths School think of their new school after a year since it first opened. King's Maths School is a free school in the London Borough of Southwark. The school, within the King's College London Waterloo campus, caters for students aged 16-19 with a particular aptitude and enthusiasm for mathematics. Students study A level maths, further maths and physics as part of a broader curriculum including philosophy, economics, chemistry, biology, and the humanities. We were the concept architect and worked together with the school to achieve their vision.

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"Do we accept lower standards in Special Needs Schools?"

Haverstock is hosting and speaking at the Education Construction Network breakfast talk "Do we accept lower standards in Special Needs Schools?". This talk will aim at giving an overview of the forthcoming government Building Standards for Special Schools (BB104) and the developments from current standards BB102. A question and answer session will also follow the presentation to allow for a debate on the topic. We will be joined by top experts in the field to contribute with their views and current experience. Confirmed speakers: 

Malcolm Reeve - Executive Director SEND & Inclusion - Academies Enterprise Trust 
Melanie Foster - Group Manager SEND & Inclusion - LB Newham 
John Jenkins - Partner - Haverstock 

24 September 2015 7:45am-10:00am 
Venue: RICS 12 George Street (off Parliament Square), London SW1P 3AD 

For more information and bookings please contact Marcel Hendricks Marcelhendricks@educonnet.co.uk or Alice Nolan alicenolan@educonnet.co.uk.
http://www.educonnet.co.uk
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Haverstock at Open House Weekend!

As in previous years, we are very proud to be taking part in the Open House London Weekend. From 19-20 September outstanding buildings will open to the public across the capital to showcase some of the most exciting and interesting architecture in London. This year Haverstock will open up two buildings The Livity School in Streahtam (Lambeth) and Tuke School in Peckham (Southwark). Both buildings are Special Needs schools and they can be visited on Saturday 19th September from 10am to 4pm with regular guided tours.

On Sunday 20th September,
one of our Partners, Tom Gibb, will be presenting "The Revitalisation of Merton Priory Remains" at the Merton Priory site at 2pm. A free talk about the challenges and constraints of this fascinating project.

For more information,
drop us an email (info@haverstock.com) or check the Open House London website: http://www.openhouselondon.org.uk/
 
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Haverstock Autumn Talks

Haverstock is taking part in a series of talks and debates this Autumn. From September to end of November we will be joining forces with some of the best well known architecture and construction sector organizations to talk and debate about key education and conservation topics. See our list of talks planned over the next few months:
 
 
The Revitalisation of the Chapter House Remains
20th Sept 2pm - Open House Weekend - Watermill Way, London SW19 2RD
Tom Gibb will talk about the challenges and constraints of designing enhanced visitor facilities for the Chapter House remains at Merton Priory. A collaborative design team have worked tirelessly to develop proposals informed by the historic remains of the Scheduled Ancient Monument and the unusual context in which it sits. The project aims to re-establish the Priory remains as a priceless piece of community heritage; providing a unique insight into its significant past while increasing the potential for the Chapter House to be made available for events and functions. 
Speakers: Tom Gibb (Partner and Architect at Haverstock) and John Hawks (Vice Chair, Merton Priory Trust).

More info and bookings here.
 

Do we accept lower standards in Special Needs Schools? A debate on BB104 and previous standards
24th Sept 7.45-10am - Education Construction Network - RICS, 12 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AD
With the development of the next SEN/D Building standards BB104 and the inevitability of more stringent space requirements further to budget cuts, we question how this will affect the quality of space for young people with special educational needs. Haverstock has been consulted as experts during the drafting of the new standards and in this talk we aim not only to give a glimpse of what's going to come but also holding a debate with other professional SEN/D colleagues and the audience. Short presentations will follow a session of Q&As to allow interaction.
Speakers: John Jenkins (Founding Partner and Architect at Haverstock), Malcolm Reeve (Executive Director at Academies Enterprise Trust, SEND and Inclusion) and Melanie Foster (Group Manager at London Borough of Newham SEND and Inclusion). 
More info and booking here.
 

London's School places: How do we build enough places?
2nd Oct 09:00-13:00 - NLA half-day conference - New London Architecture, The Building Centre, 26 Store St, London WC1E 7BT
With a rapidly increasing population, London is facing a crisis around the provision of school places. This NLA half-day conference will look at innovative design across London's schools and examine how our existing stock and new buildings are providing much needed primary and secondary school places across the capital. Haverstock will be talking about their experiences in adapting and extending London Victorian Board Schools - making the most of their inherent qualities whilst also making them fit for 21st century teaching and the challenges of an ever changing curriculum?
Speakers: Claire Barton (Partner and Architect at Haverstock)Dr Sharon Wright (Owner, Creative Wit), Gavin White (Director, Ramboll), Joe Williams (Architect, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios), Peter Murray (Chairman, New London Architecture - Chair), further speakers tbc.
More info and booking here.

Mixing SEN Accommodation – what works and what doesn’t
26th Nov12:15-1:00pm - Education Construction Network Education and Residential Conference - The Building Centre, 26 Store St, London WC1E 7BT
Alexandra College is a new initiative by London Borough of Camden bringing together an educational provision with short break accommodation for young people aged 16-25 years with complex Special Needs.  Key to the design is developing an environment that provides true life skills and trains young people to live independent lives.  Haverstock will be joined by the client to discuss the challenges and opportunities that have presented themselves through this project and how the team have tackled key design issues. 
Speakers: Claire Barton (Partner and Architect at Haverstock) and Bob Rose (Head of Alexandra College Camden, McIntyre). 
More info and booking here.

The Belham School, render by Haverstock.
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