Studio Four News

Historic barn conversion, Chichester

Historic barn conversion, Chichester

We have recently submitted a planning application for the conversion of a historic flint barn in Chichester.Working with our client Landlink Estates and Planning Consultant Jackson Planning, we have developed proposals for a sensitive refurbishment of a Grade II...

Planning for 9 New Dwellings

Planning for 9 New Dwellings

We will shortly be submitting a Planning application for the conversion of a number of agricultural units in Surrey. We have been working with a local developer to design 9 new high quality dwellings, as well as a new-build commercial office to fit within local...

Sales Pitch

Sales Pitch

We've created some 3D renders for Aster Group to use in their sales marketing for PDL sites where we've obtained Planning permission for new development. These two are in Shipton Bellinger and Marlborough.

Further Work Completed at Frimley Hospital

Further Work Completed at Frimley Hospital

Handover was achieved last week for two separate areas of alterations and refurbishment at Frimley Park Hospital for the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. A redundant telephone switchboard room has been converted into additional office accommodation for a small...

Artorius Faber features Studio Four

Artorius Faber features Studio Four

We were very pleased to receive a copy of Artorius Faber's new stone directory, which includes some fine photographs of our Westbury Farm project in Dorset.  This new build stone and flint classical-style dwelling is located in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding...

New Town – New Sports Pavilion

New Town – New Sports Pavilion

As part of our increasing workload in the South West, we were pleased to join with Cranbrook Town Council members on Friday to mark the start of construction on a new sports pavilion at the Ingrams site in Cranbrook, Devon. Main Contractor Healthmatic will deliver the...

Another Planning Submission in the South Downs National Park

Another Planning Submission in the South Downs National Park

Planning has just been submitted for works to another existing dwelling in the South Downs National Park. The property is an old school house dating back to the 1840s that has had multiple low quality extensions and alterations over a number of years. Our proposal...

New project – architectural and landscaping design

New project – architectural and landscaping design

We are currently finalising proposals for the development of an existing dwelling on the outskirts of Winchester. The project involves multiple extensions and refurbishments to the existing structure to provide a larger and higher quality home for our clients. The...

Studio Four’s recent CPD – Leaflike Moss Wall

Studio Four’s recent CPD – Leaflike Moss Wall

Studio Four held a very green-fingered lunch-and-learn today in our Romsey office where we discussed all things biophilic and moss-like!  Preserved Moss Wall Art is the latest trend for greenery in interior design and wellness interiors - a beautiful and beneficial...

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

We offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family and share the nation's sadness at the passing of Her Majesty The Queen after 70 years of devoted service. Our offices will be closed on 19th September to mark her funeral. Photograph courtesy of RNLI Cowes lifeboat...

Thames Tower re-cladding starts

Thames Tower re-cladding starts

Re-cladding of the Thames Tower block in Leicester is now under way. The project will see removal of combustible cladding from this 14-storey apartment building, to be replaced with cladding of Euroclass Combustibility rating of A2 or better. Studio Four is working...

Alton Community Hub Taking Shape

Alton Community Hub Taking Shape

Studio Four has been appointed to act as Clerk of Works during the Shell and Core stage of the new Community Hub in Alton, involving fortnightly site inspections. Current site progress We have also been appointed as architects and Principal Designer for the fit-out...

New Andover Locality Hub Update

New Andover Locality Hub Update

Work is nearing completion on a new Health Centre which is being built in the grounds of Andover War Memorial Hospital. The 1000sqm building provides 12 clinical rooms on the ground floor for a GP surgery and a specialist dental suite at first floor.  The...

Thorner’s Court Face-lift

Thorner’s Court Face-lift

The first phase of the Thorner’s Court flats refurbishment in Southampton has been handed over, with the first tenants moving in this week and the contractors, Mountjoy, moving onto the next phase following a short period of preparations. Each of the flats has been...

Celebrating Our 30th Birthday!

Celebrating Our 30th Birthday!

We had a wonderful day at the RNLI headquarters in Poole, celebrating the first 30 years of Studio Four with clients, contacts and staff.It was an ideal chance to catch up with so many people we've enjoyed working with over the last 30 years and reminisce about some...

Further Sustainability Work at Botley Mills

Further Sustainability Work at Botley Mills

Having obtained Planning and Listed Building consent earlier this year for Botley Mills, we’re pleased to see installation of a large PV array now complete. Low-profile fixings were used to make the system virtually invisible from ground level.

Planning The Future Of Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

Planning The Future Of Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

We have completed the second stage of a deliverability report for Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital. Working with Hampshire Together – ‘Modernising our Hospitals and Health Services’, we’ve been assisting in exploring the long list of options, focusing on...

Taming the Wilderness

Taming the Wilderness

This week our first group of Studio Four staff spent the afternoon volunteering at the Outdoor Centre in Eastleigh for local charity Youth Options. Jez and Alex were able to design and construct a new log store for the site, while Lauren and Claire cleared the...

Flourishing Landscape Designs

Flourishing Landscape Designs

Studio Four’s in-house garden designer has continued to develop the Practice’s garden and landscape design services – with projects including domestic properties, hospital grounds, memorial gardens, nursery/school playgrounds and outdoor teaching spaces. Often,...

3D Printing

3D Printing

We’re putting our new 3D printer to good use already, with a scaled model of the Wells-by-the-Sea lifeboat station underway (and which is currently also under construction in real life!) We plan to offer this service as an option on most of our future projects, taking...

Planning Success in Winchester

Planning Success in Winchester

With assistance from Atlas Planning Group we have now obtained planning permission for a contemporary new dwelling on the outskirts of Winchester. The site obtained Class Q permitted development in 2019, and this was replaced by approval for a new build dwelling on...

Planning Received at Committee for another Rural Dwelling

Planning Received at Committee for another Rural Dwelling

We are delighted to announce that we were successful at Planning Committee last week for another new-build dwelling within the Test Valley. The site benefited from an existing 'Class Q' approval to convert the existing modern barn into a dwelling. Working with Atlas...

Permission received for Ornamental Cottage alterations

Permission received for Ornamental Cottage alterations

We are pleased to have obtained Listed Building Consent for internal alterations at the Fishing Cottage on the Leckford Estate for the John Lewis Partnership. The property is a grade II listed early 19th century Cottage Orné (ornamental cottage), once the clubhouse of...

Contemporary extension submitted for planning

Contemporary extension submitted for planning

We have recently submitted a planning application for a contemporary extension to an existing dwelling in the New Forest National Park. The single storey rear and side extension increases the size of the dwelling by 30%, providing more...

Extension and internal alterations at a local primary school

Extension and internal alterations at a local primary school

Our extension and internal alterations at a local school is now underway on site and progressing well. The scheme will provide new Creative Teaching Spaces that include; a Training Kitchen – featuring a teacher demonstration workbench and separate cooking area; an Art...