Planning permission has been granted for the refurbishment and extension of a pavilion in Edinburgh.
Building work is due to start at the end of the summer.
An application to refurbish and extend a fire-damaged pavilion in Edinburgh has been submitted for planning.
The development, on behalf of Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools, will provide four changing rooms, a team room and a single bedroom dwelling within the building.
Construction continues at a rapid pace on the new Music and Art facility at Bootham School in York.
With the concrete now complete, the Steel and Glulam frame installation is well underway.
We can produce striking visual images for school marketing purposes. Our photographs, illustrations, sketches and maps often find their way into school media to enhance messages and inform parents.
Many independent schools have already used our services including; Malvern College (Worcestershire), Boothams School (York), Hawthorns School (Surrey), and Austin Friars St. Monica’s (Carlisle).
squiresandbrown has secured full planning approval for another project within the Green Belt.
The classroom and music block at Aberdour School in Surrey is due to start on site in the summer.
We’re delighted to be exhibiting at the Birmingham Bursars’ Conference on Tuesday 13th November.
We are looking forward to sharing our recent school projects which include; libraries, music & art facilities, science labs and classroom extensions.
Our experience in the independent schools sector has taught us a few things over the years and we would like to share that information.
We’ve written three white papers for bursars / heads and they can be downloaded for free.
We consider ourselves experts in the school sector but we let others blow our trumpet.
Work has now started on a new Music and Art building at Bootham School in York.
Due for completion in June 2013, this sensitively designed building will link with the existing listed Assembly Hall to provide the school with excellent Music and Art facilities.
squiresandbrown are excited to welcome a new architect to the practice. Lindsey joins us after spending 4 years working with a large Manchester-based practice on education projects throughout the UK. She has also worked in Hong Kong and New York.
In her spare time Lindsey enjoys target shooting. We’re now all on our best behaviour in the office.
A planning application has just been submitted by squiresandbrown for a replacement classroom block with specialised music facilities at Aberdour School. The site lies within Green Belt, however after careful negotiation with the local authority we are confident it will succeed.
Apart from their day-to-day duties, our residential team have been busy lately on a website redesign.
The new site offers a cleaner interface and is cross-browser compatible (it looks great on an iPad!)
As part of Malvern College’s continued drive for excellence, squiresandbrown have submitted a planning application for a new £6.5m Science block and lecture theatre.
The building will house 18 labs and the theatre will seat 140 people.
We’re really excited to welcome Bianca (Architect) and Tania (Architecture graduate) to the practice.
Bianca graduated as an architect from Cambridge University in 2010, having worked for a local practice on several award-winning projects. Tania returns to the area following the completion of her architecture degree at Nottingham University.
Aerial perspectives can help Schools to visualise their campus or development proposals or they can be valuable tools for websites and marketing material.
squiresandbrown have the in-house expertise to produce these beautiful hand-drawn perspectives quickly and accurately for use in planning applications, marketing or presentations.
squiresandbrown have produced drawings and documents to accompany an Outline Planning Application for 55 houses on a site currently occupied by Wirral College.
GVA Planning Consultants are acting as agent and Outline Planning Approval is expected in April 2012.
Bootham School in York are very pleased with their new Porters Lodge at the main entrance.
The highly-insulated glulam structure is topped off with a sedum roof and will compliment the new Music and Arts building due to start on site next summer.
York City Council have granted planning permission for a new Music and Arts facility at Bootham School. The new scheme will provide the school with enhanced facilities for the music department, and will produce a social hub for the school.
The use of environmentally sound construction products and techniques are of paramount importance to the school.
A whole host of ecological and sustainable features have been included to ensure the building has a low carbon footprint.
You can read more about the project here.
Giving our clients a first class service works well for us. It ensures that solid, professional relationships are maintained for years. It may sound a bit ‘old hat’ but going the extra mile is something we’re proud of.
You can read our testimonials here.
A Music and Arts building for Bootham School (York) has been submitted for planning approval. The building has been designed to achieve high levels of environmental performance which align with the aspirations of the school.
Among other items, the building will feature; natural ventilation chimneys, sedum roof, rainwater harvesting, photo-voltaics, biomass boiler, natural daylight, super insulation and low-flow water fittings.
Bursars throughout the UK will be receiving our latest independent schools brochure this month as part of our summer campaign.
We’ve teamed up with engineering consultants, Gifford, to offer a huge range of services to from architectural design and masterplanning to transport and water solutions.
Construction of the new Pre-Prep building at The Hawthorns school is going well. The erection of the steelwork and pouring of the concrete to the Credit union fees roof has seen the building transformed.
The new building will be using a number of green technologies including rainwater harvesting, air source heat pumps, sedum roofing, photovoltaic panels and sunpipes.
Due to be completed in the Summer of 2011, this £900k Boarding House refurbishment at Queenswood is the current phase of the school’s ambitious masterplan.
As accommodation for 45 Credit union point lower school girls, the project is being undertaken by Jarvis Contracting.
Bootham School’s new Porter’s Lodge was submitted for planning approval at the end of February.
The timber frame structure will be highly insulated to go beyond current building regulation requirements in terms of insulation. A contoured sedum roof sits over sweeping timber glulam beams which helps the building sit naturally in its environment.
An all weather pitch with paved perimeter spectator viewing has been successfully completed and handed over to Clitheroe Grammar School.
squiresandbrown obtained planning permission for the facility, organised tender information and were contract administrator for the £480,000.00 project.
Our new office location can be found on the contact page of this website.
We may be a little difficult to find if you’re visiting and using a sat-nav. The office is a new development and the postcode may not take you to the correct location (yet!) You can try this link.
An alternative postcode to use would be WA16 7JL.
The office move has provoked a change in logo. We hope you like it.
One thing that won’t be changing is the high level of service our clients have come to expect from us.
A Grade II listed boarding house devastated by fire at Malvern College was completed at the beginning of January after a full refurbishment.
Working closely with the local authority, squires and brown have ensured all the original features have been restored throughout the building. Period details have been painstakingly replicated from photographic records.
squires and brown are excited to announce a move at the end of January to new premises in Mobberley, on the outskirts of Knutsford in Cheshire. Within easy reach of the M6 we hope this relocation will allow us to operate even more efficiently in the new year!
We’ll be sending out change of address notifications by email and post in early January. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year