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We’ve Moved!!!!

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We are so pleased to be finally in our new office!

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be posting more images of us settling in, and this first shot is of our new adjustable desks which are brilliant!

Please keep your eyes open for these posts as we will soon be publicising a couple of summer events to celebrate the move.

 

New Addition to the Team

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We’re so pleased to have Sally Lofthouse join us for her Part 1 placement, having completed the architectural degree course and an additional MEng in Environmental Design!

She’s a great asset to our growing team and we look forward to seeing her reach her full potential on the exciting projects we have for her to work on.

St Mary Magdalene Reordering

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Just a couple more images of St Mary Magdalene showing the Sanctuary and Chancel. The new furniture by Treske and Purbeck limestone flooring are a reflection of the Church’s commitment to quality. The underfloor heating is a welcomed addition, and the controllable LED lighting transforms the space. Thank you to everyone involved especially UK Restoration, Horsfield Building Services and P.C Bishop Electrical.

Clitheroe Civic Society

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We’re so pleased to have the opportunity of speaking at the Clitheroe Civic Society meeting on the 12th February. The topic is ‘Design in Context – for Continuity in Change’ covering issues such as …. Learning from History, conserving uniqueness, managing change, developing sustainable design. The meeting starts at 7:30 at Ribble Valley Council Chambers, Church Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2DD. Entry is £3 including refreshments and all are welcome.

Stanworth House, Clitheroe

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IWA have achieved planning approval for a contemporary addition to Stanworth House.

This Grade II listed villa is a prominent dwelling in the heart of Clitheroe that in recent years has suffered from neglect. Thankfully our clients have been brave enough to fight for the addition to make it a viable family home and hence secure the villas longterm future.

St Mary Magdalene, Clitheroe

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St. Mary Magdalene Church in Clitheroe is Grade II* listed and we are delighted to have had the opportunity of working with the Church on this project. The scheme included a Re-ordering of the Chancel and Sanctuary area and a new heating (including underfloor) and lighting scheme. The photograph is of the stone altar in the south aisle formerly a chest tomb.

Waterloo Lodge School MUGA pitch

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Completed at the end of 2017, we hope that this new MUGA pitch at Waterloo Lodge School will get some good use in 2018.

Waterloo Lodge School is an ‘outstanding’ independent co-educational day school catering for 11-18 year olds who have a statement of educational needs for emotional and mental health needs, run by Acorn Care and Education.

D.H. Welton did a great job on site and everyone at IWA wishes the amazing staff t the school all the best for the New Year.

Ladybarn Supported Living Scheme

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At the start of 2018 we are looking forward to seeing some of our 2017 designs moving into the construction phase. One of these is our Ladybarn Supported Living Scheme for Partners Foundation in Rochdale.

Ladybarn is an exciting new venture for Partners Foundation providing 42 new apartments on their 0.5 hectare site in Milnrow, Rochdale. The scheme will provide housing for vulnerable adults aged 21 upwards, a large proportion of which have learning disabilities, amongst other challenges. The apartments themselves are designed to HAPPI 3 and Lifetime Home principles and support an independent living concept.

Developed with Rochdale Borough Council’s Adult Care team, care and support will be provided by Future Directions via their contract with Rochdale Borough Council.

The scheme was submitted in October 2017 and is due to be decided at committee in January. Smith Love Planning Consultants are dealing with this stage of the application and it is hoped that a start on site will be made in the next couple of months.

 

Griffin Lodge Doctors Office Concept

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We have begun work on a new scheme for Griffin Lodge in Blackburn which is going to be used as doctors’ offices.

We have created a 3D model of the existing site and added the potential extension to the building.

This helps get potential ideas across to the client and helps them envision what will be built as well as giving them inspiration for their own ideas and plans for the scheme.

The modelling for this project was done in Vectorworks Architect, Google Sketch Up and rendered in Podium.

Updates for this project can be found on our Twitter and Instagram.

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