Practice news

£6m SCHOOL EXTENSION TAKING SHAPE

Construction work on our £6m project to expand Sandgate School for children with Special Educational Needs in Kendal is making significant progress, with the recent completion of the steel framework for the building. Five months into the project, the structure and layout for the four additional classrooms, new multipurpose hall, changing rooms and additional facilities has now been erected.

Link to > Westmorland & Furness News Article

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40 NEW HOMES AT WOODHOUSE

Our latest residential project to provide 40 new dwellings on the Woodhouse Estate in Whitehaven has started on site. The scheme will provide much needed affordable bungalows and houses for the local community. This continues our working relationship with Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd and Home Group, a team which has been working together on regeneration projects at Woodhouse, for over 17 years.

SEN SCHOOL

Works on site are progressing at pace for the £6million expansion of the Sandgate Special Educational Needs School.  It will cater for young people aged 3 to 19 years and is located on the Queen Katherine School (Academy) Campus.  Architects Plus have been working with Waterman Structures Ltd, Pettit Singleton Associates, McGowan Miller and Contractor F Parkinson Ltd. Four new classrooms, a new hall, assisted changing, sensory and physio rooms as well as other activities will be provided.

HOME SWEET HOME

Architects Plus have just completed an amazing residential project in Cumbria. Set in a semi-rural landscape, this single family home boasts a wet room, jacuzzi and bar room.  The house focuses on the incredible views across the landscape.  The attention to detail sets this building apart, that includes a curved self-supporting limestone stair, gable glazed walls and frameless glass balustrading for uninterrupted views.

CLO BRONZE

We are very proud to be accredited as a Bronze Carbon Literate Organisation, highlighting Architects Plus’s dedication towards tackling climate change, reducing our carbon emissions and our commitment to working towards a lower-carbon future.

Thank you to the The Carbon Literacy Project for your help and we look forward to further achievements in our efforts to tackle the climate crisis.

LABC AWARD 2023

Our project at Paternoster Row has the great honour of being awarded the Northern Regional Winner in the Best Non-Residential Extension, Alteration or Conversion category at the Building Excellence Awards 2023.

The project to retrofit an existing Grade II Listed building was the result of a continual process of assessment and evaluation to provide the most suitable and sustainable interventions to reduce energy use.  While respecting the historic nature of the building, a ‘fabric first’ approach was taken to improve the thermal envelope.