Studio Four News

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...

Caniatad Cynllunio wedi ei dderbyn yn Eryri

Caniatad Cynllunio wedi ei dderbyn yn Eryri

We are pleased to have obtained Planning Permission for major external works at the listed Bala Lake Hotel in Snowdonia, for the John Lewis Partnership. The hotel lies by the shore of this scenic glacial lake at the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. As well as...

Planning permission submitted in Warsash

Planning permission submitted in Warsash

We have recently submitted a planning application for the major refurbishment and alterations to a bungalow. The building has been extended over the years, but in a piecemeal fashion; resulting in a cumbersome internal arrangement. Our proposals rationalise the layout...

S4 Celebrates International Women’s Day

S4 Celebrates International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day and the theme for this year is ‘break the bias’. Whilst the Construction Industry is a typically male-dominated environment, we are proud to ‘break the bias’ to support and promote the talented women at Studio Four who are not only...

South Downs Agricultural to Residential Conversion

South Downs Agricultural to Residential Conversion

We are delighted to have obtained planning permission for an agricultural-to-residential conversion in the South Downs. As the site lies within a National Park, Class Q permitted development rights were not applicable and so the conversion of an agricultural building...

Paragraph 80 application

Paragraph 80 application

We will shortly be submitting a paragraph 80 planning application within the South Downs National Park with the assistance of Atlas Planning Group. The policy allows for the conversion of an agricultural dwelling into a house if certain criteria are met. See below for...