Studio Four News

RNLI Penlee lifeboat station wins an RICS award

RNLI Penlee lifeboat station wins an RICS award

We were delighted to receive the wonderful news that our Penlee lifeboat station project for the RNLI won the "Land and Rural" category at the south-west regional finals of the RICS Social Impact Awards. The Land & Rural category rewarded projects that “improved...

Southampton Waterside Place Office Refurb completed

Southampton Waterside Place Office Refurb completed

We were appointed as D&B architects by Brymor Constrruction Ltd and have together recently completed the refurbishment of two floors of offices at Unit 5, Waterside Place, Town Quay, Southampton for owners RO Real Estate.  As part of the works, the ground...

New rural dwelling approved at Sparsholt

New rural dwelling approved at Sparsholt

Full Planning permission has been received for a replacement 280sqm 4-bedroom house on a rural site at Sparsholt in Hampshire. Studio Four assisted the client with creating Concept sketches, obtaining pre-application advice and submitting a successful Full Planning...

Essential work at Southampton General Hospital continues…

Essential work at Southampton General Hospital continues…

To assist Southampton General Hospital deal with the expected increase in Covid-19 patients, Brymor Construction have adjusted their works to temporarily handover the future Resuscitation Area. It has been completed to a level that is safe, cleanable and usable, and...

White House at Leckford ready for a new family

White House at Leckford ready for a new family

Building work has finished at The White House in Leckford, a Grade II listed five-bedroom dwelling. The works were for the complete refurbishment of this nineteenth century property which is an important feature within the village Conservation Area. Studio Four’s...

Work continues at Tatchbury Mount

Work continues at Tatchbury Mount

Despite these unprecedented times, with stricter rules on site and now a skeleton construction crew, works have not slowed on our new Learning Disabilities Residential Unit project for Southern Health at Tatchbury Mount.  Completion is due in mid-June and we...

Nursling offices; latest site progress

Nursling offices; latest site progress

Work has been progressing well on our office extension project in Southampton for CIM Services.  The proposals create a new large, bright and airy workspace that is beneficial to their existing employees whilst facilitating ambitions for expansion.  The new...

A digital tour of Selsey lifeboat station

A digital tour of Selsey lifeboat station

RTF Imaging Ltd have produced a digital walkthrough of our Selsey lifeboat station - please click here to visit our LinkedIn page and take a look inside!  Alternatively click here to go directly to the 3D model.   

RICS Social Impact Awards 2020

RICS Social Impact Awards 2020

We were excited to learn that our RNLI Penlee Lifeboat station has been shortlisted in two categories for the 2020 RICS Social Impact Awards, South West region! We are up against some excellent architectural competition in both categories and very much look forward to...

Totland Pier

Totland Pier

Technical design is now well underway for the regeneration of Totland Pier on the Isle of Wight. Phase 1, includes a new café on the shore, providing panoramic views across Totland Bay. Phase 2 will follow with the design and construction of a new two-storey seafood...

Down on The Farm

Down on The Farm

We were delighted to co-host, with Ecological Surveys Ltd, a morning of seminars in the Event Barn at our Gambledown Farm development. ESL gave expert talks on Protected Species surveys, the Solent Nitrate Issue (Nutrient Neutrality) and the latest...

Another West Country Approval

Another West Country Approval

Mendip District Council has granted another Planning permission for development of a Previously Developed Land site in Frome. This particular project proposes four new dwellings on a site of existing garages and drying area, at the rear of existing flats.  ...

Botley Mills bridge

Botley Mills bridge

Studio Four’s first bridge project has been completed!  The hardwood structure was craned into place just before Christmas at Botley Mills in Southampton, providing access to much-needed additional staff parking.  

College Street Yard

College Street Yard

Planning has just been submitted for the College Street Yard in Southampton, which is an exciting new development using shipping containers to create a ‘pop up’ venue for small businesses, retail and food outlets, studio and performance spaces. Units are arranged...

Staff Photo Competition 2019

Staff Photo Competition 2019

Staff Photo Competition 2019   Our in-house photo competition produced some striking images from 2019; interesting perspectives, busy construction sites, creative montages, atmospheric ruins and beautifully hand drawn sketches featured among the entries. Of the...

Planning permission for first Aster Group PDL site in Dorset

Planning permission for first Aster Group PDL site in Dorset

We were pleased to receive confirmation of Planning permission for a Previously Developed Land site owned by Aster Group in Weymouth.  The scheme proposes two new 2-bedroom starter homes at the end of an existing terrace, on under-utilised communal space. Working...

Christmas Cheer!

Christmas Cheer!

Our Christmas Card competition generated some great ideas. It was another close competition, but the winning card was by Charlotte Richardson, who bagged the £100 Amazon voucher!   Other entries included Kurt Riggs's, which came a close second and won him a £25...

Extensions and Alterations Approved

Extensions and Alterations Approved

Planning Approval has been granted for the extensive alterations and extensions to an existing house in Hampshire. The existing house was of low quality and did not meet the needs of this young family with 4 children. We...

Pool Pavilion receives Planning

Pool Pavilion receives Planning

We are pleased to announce that planning approval has been granted for our pavilion style swimming pool and gym. The project, located in Hampshire provides a contemporary structure whilst softening its impact in the New Forest National Park via the installation of a...

Farnham Church

Farnham Church

Planning consent has been granted for a bold new entrance foyer and internal alterations at The Spire church in Farnham. The scheme includes the re-ordering of the main worship space, a new location for the Spire café and significant improvements to community spaces....

Dave Lambell Qualifies!

Dave Lambell Qualifies!

We are pleased to announce that Dave Lambell in our Winchester office has passed his RIBA Part 3 exams and is now a fully qualified architect. He received a Distinction for his interview and a Merit in his other papers, with some very positive feedback from the...

Rhiannon back from the Falklands!

Rhiannon back from the Falklands!

Having spent almost 12 of the last 18 months in the Falkland Islands, Rhiannon North has returned from the final period of her secondment to Ramboll; just in time for her second winter of the year! She was assisting with Architectural Consultancy advice and site...

Extensions and Conversions start on site

Extensions and Conversions start on site

This last month has seen the start of 2 private dwellings on site. Cart Shed & Listed Building Refurbishment  After working with the client for 2 years and lots of time to design this project, works began on site within the South Downs National Park. The...

Works on site

Works on site

As we approach the end of the year, a few of our private dwelling schemes are developing well on site. At Glebe cottage our extensive refurbishment and multiple extensions are nearing completion on site. After 8 months on site the project will shortly be handed over...

Another West Country Permission

Another West Country Permission

Full Planning permission has been granted by Mendip District Council for a new 2-Bed dwelling on Previously Developed Land owned by the Aster Group in Somerset. The new chalet bungalow, overlooking open fields at Evercreech, would replace a court of vacant existing...

Planning Approval

Planning Approval

Planning consent has been granted for a development of flats on Hill Lane, Southampton. The scheme provides a mixture of 6no 1, 2 and 3-bed flats with balconies provided for the top-floor units. The design is based on a pair of gables with traditional materials and...

There will be fireworks ….

There will be fireworks ….

We are pleased to be supporting Winchester Round Table's Bonfire and Fireworks Night again this year. 9th November 2019 will be the 61st anniversary of this long-established event, which is now attended by around 20,000 people every year. Studio Four has been a...