Practice news

ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS BUILDING

We are currently in the process of preparing our workforce for the goal that by 2025 our portfolio of projects starting on site will be designed to achieve net zero carbon by 2030. We have always endeavoured to ensure that environmental sustainability has been an integral part of our work, but with the current climate emergency, now more than ever we need to take positive action to minimise the impact of the design solutions that we present to our clients.

Architects Plus have been members of The Green Register of construction professionals https://www.greenregister.org.uk/ for over a decade and we have now enhanced our commitment to the net zero carbon agenda by joining the Association for Environmentally Conscious Building https://aecb.net/ and signing up to the RIBA’s 2030 Climate Challenge https://www.architecture.com/about/policy/climate-action/2030-climate-challenge and “Architects Declare” https://www.architectsdeclare.com/  a network of architectural practices, including 17 Stirling Prize winners, committed to addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency.

This is very much an evolutionary process for us and over the coming months and years we will be introducing a series of measures for all of our projects that ensure that environmental issues are integrated into the design decisions that we and our clients make.

WORK CONTINUES

Architects Plus are on site with several new projects!  This includes a development of new private houses to Mill Hill, Keekle and further work for the Lakes Distillery.  Work has also commenced on site for 7 new affordable houses to Yewdale Road, Coniston maintaining our excellent working relationship with Castles and Coasts Housing Association.  A new 6 bed Children’s Home in Penrith for Cumbria County Council also nears completion.   Our involvement to build 35 residential units at Kendal Street, Carlisle for McKnight & Son Builders is also continuing.  We are always interested in enquires about new building projects.  We have the experience to help you at all design stages and help manage the project toward completion on site.  Please see our contact page to get in touch!

Pioneer Food Hall Carlisle Architects Plus

ARCHITECTS PLUS PROJECTS SHORTLISTED FOR LABC AWARDS 2020

Pioneer Food Hall has made it onto the shortlist for the 2020 LABC Northern Building Excellence Awards for Best Commerical Project. Additionally our new building for Craig Robinson Vets has also been shortlisted for Best Commercial Project and Best Public Service or Educational Building. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for success later in the year!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW CHARTERED ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGISTS

Architects Plus are pleased to congratulate Basia Dacko and Afshin Bari who have qualified as chartered members of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).   Basia and Afshin have worked exceptionally hard at Architects Plus over the past number of years to achieve this accolade.

 

NEW BEDROOMS FOR THE CROWN HOTEL WETHERAL

10 new hotel bedrooms at the 4 star Crown Hotel in Wetheral are now open for business following building works that started in August 2019.  The bedrooms were created from two Edwardian houses owned by the hotel.  The project also included refurbishment of the hotel leisure club and spa.  The contractor, Philip M Lally Ltd alongside the design team worked well together to achieve completion before Christmas. Project Page>

Sandside Lodge Opening Architects Plus

NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR SANDSIDE LODGE SEN SCHOOL

Congratulations to Cumbria County Council and Seddon Construction for their win at the National Constructing Excellence Awards 2019, for the Sandside Lodge SEN School Project, Ulverston.  Architects Plus were appointed as client advisor for delivery of the Special Needs School and the project has greatly expanded our experience in delivering Special Needs Schools across all child school ages.