Studio Four News

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...

Development opportunity available within Hampshire!

Development opportunity available within Hampshire!

Following class O approval (conversion of office to dwelling), we obtained planning permission in August 2020 for a new build dwelling on this site near Braishfield for our client. The new build is sited further into the site and provides a greater degree of...

Phase one of The Pyramids Centre completes

Phase one of The Pyramids Centre completes

Studio Four Architects Ltd have recently acted as Design and Build Architect for Brymor Construction, on works to complete phase one of the remodelling and transformation of the Pyramids Centre on Southsea seafront for the site’s operator BH Live working in...

5 Bed New Build is Submitted for Planning Approval

5 Bed New Build is Submitted for Planning Approval

Studio Four have submitted a planning application for a new build 5 bedroom dwelling in the Test Valley. The site benefited from an existing Class Q approval to convert the existing modern barn into a dwelling.Working with Atlas Planning Group and Indigo Landscape we...

Two New ‘Class Q’ Planning Applications Secured

Two New ‘Class Q’ Planning Applications Secured

Studio Four has recently obtained Class Q planning permissions for two redundant farm buildings on an agricultural estate near Romsey. Working with Advoco Planning and Braden Chartered Surveyors we have secured permission for conversion of two structures on the site;...

Contemporary new dwelling submitted for planning

Contemporary new dwelling submitted for planning

With assistance from Atlas Planning Group we have recently submitted a planning application 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...

Poole Pottery Site

Poole Pottery Site

Studio Four Architects have been appointed by the contractors Brymor to assist in completing the design for a Design and Build project in Poole. Work continues on site for the new build block of 64 flats with commercial units and car parking at ground floor level. The...

Congratulations to five of our Staff!

Congratulations to five of our Staff!

We are delighted to announce a series of recent staff achievements. Alex Cooper and Danielle Tucker are now architects having passed their respective RIBA "Part 3” courses (professional qualifications). Alex achieved a Merit at the University of the West of England,...

New Youth Hall and residential units for Bishop’s Waltham

New Youth Hall and residential units for Bishop’s Waltham

Winchester City Council’s Planning committee has granted permission for 24 new houses and flats, with a replacement Youth Hall, on a prominent site at Bishop’s Waltham. Located next to the Sainsbury’s Local store, and containing the existing Youth Hall, the former...

CIM Services Ltd’s offices – Complete

CIM Services Ltd’s offices – Complete

We have now successfully reached the End of Defects period for CIM Services Ltd’s offices in Nursling, Southampton and despite the ongoing lockdown restrictions, the clients have now moved in and settled well into their new offices. Studio Four were appointed to...