Studio Four News

Planning Permission obtained in Southampton!

Planning Permission obtained in Southampton!

Studio Four are pleased to have obtained planning consent for the redevelopment of a prominent corner site in Southampton. The scheme provides self-contained flats for supported living over four floors with a roof terrace, and a distinctive green wall on the corner...

Works completed at Mere United Reformed Church

Works completed at Mere United Reformed Church

Mere United Reformed Church is located in the centre of this rural town and whilst an attractive historic building, was not well suited to use by community groups. Studio Four therefore designed a new entrance, meeting room and associated facilities within the...

Cake Break

Cake Break

Last week we held a Cake Break for Multiple Sclerosis across our (partially open) offices. This proved challenging via Zoom, but there were less crumbs to clear up and we were very pleased to raise £135 for the MS Society.

Latest Update: Planning now received for new build Winchester home

Latest Update: Planning now received for new build Winchester home

We are pleased to have received Full Planning permission for a replacement dwelling in Oliver’s Battery, Winchester. The proposals include demolition of the existing property and construction of a new, contemporary three-storey dwelling with a clean, open plan...

Work progresses at Mere United Reformed Church

Work progresses at Mere United Reformed Church

Work at Mere United Reformed Church is well underway, with the new mezzanine floor substantially complete and some beautifully-cut stonework where an existing window is being converted to form a new doorway. The project will create new meeting spaces and provide much...

New Facelift for Bishop’s Waltham

New Facelift for Bishop’s Waltham

A Full Planning application has been submitted to Winchester City Council on behalf of Country Homes for a new mixed-use development on a prominent site in this iconic medieval market town in Hampshire. The site lies on the edge of the town opposite the historic...

A Bigger Chocolate Box

A Bigger Chocolate Box

We were pleased to be appointed to assess the possibility of extending this picturesque chocolate box Grade II listed cottage in the Conservation Area of West Tytherley, Hampshire. Since 2016, the owner of this timber-framed thatched cottage, which dates from the 16th...

Works underway at hospital staff gardens

Works underway at hospital staff gardens

The transformation of two hospital gardens for staff is now underway. The inviting schemes at the St Mary’s Hospital in Portsmouth and the Western Community Hospital in Southampton will provide external oases.  Staff will be able to escape the hustle and bustle of...

All On Paper

All On Paper

A Listed Building application has been submitted to Test Valley Borough Council for repairs to a water-damaged ceiling at the Grade 2 listed Leckford Abbas, on the John Lewis Partnership Leckford Estate in Hampshire. The patterned ceiling is an unusual construction,...

Completion at Benenden

Completion at Benenden

Building work has recently been completed at Benenden Green, Alresford. Studio Four was appointed to design a large extension to an existing dwelling, with associated internal alterations and external works to provide much needed space for the client and their...

Wells-from-the-Air

Wells-from-the-Air

Some stunning aerial photos taken shortly before Christmas by John Fielding Aerial Images of our Wells-next-the-Sea lifeboat station for the RNLI, showing Mackley piling to raise the beach levels prior to building construction commencing by Reside Construction...

The End Of An Unprecedented Year!

The End Of An Unprecedented Year!

For the first time in our history, we won't be sending our Studio Four Christmas cards out in the mail this year.  With so many colleagues working from home and/or taking a well-earned early Christmas break, we've created an e-card instead, which we hope captures...

Winsley House development now available

Winsley House development now available

This is a unique opportunity to build your own home in collaboration with our client, Edgecombes Ltd, for whom we obtained Planning permission for this new 5-Bedroom house at Sparsholt, just outside Winchester.                ...

Planning for 2 new dwellings

Planning for 2 new dwellings

Planning has been granted for two new dwellings following demolition of a single dwelling. The site presented a few challenges, of which the main constraint was not adversely affecting the existing trees on or immediately outside the site - especially those with a...

Totland Pier Cafe Taking Shape

Totland Pier Cafe Taking Shape

The new Cafe at the entrance to the refurbished Totland Pier on the Isle of Wight, for the Totland Pier Company, is progressing well on site.  The two-storey Cafe in this prominent seaside location will have 70 covers and a separate kiosk. Steelwork has been...

Work Starts in Norfolk

Work Starts in Norfolk

Work has started on our RNLI Lifeboat Station at Wells-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk.                                                 The initial...

Bonfire Night goes live

Bonfire Night goes live

Winchester Round Table will be running a new exciting #LightUpWinchester event on Saturday 7th November this year, to replace their iconic Bonfire & Fireworks night.                            ...

A Breath of Fresh Air

A Breath of Fresh Air

Using our in-house landscaping designer, Studio Four was commissioned by Solent NHS Trust to develop two charity-funded gardens for staff at St Mary’s Hospital in Portsmouth and the Western Community Hospital in Southampton.            ...

Another Award for Penlee Lifeboat Station

Another Award for Penlee Lifeboat Station

We are delighted that our Penlee Lifeboat Station for the RNLI has won the "Best Public Service or Educational Building" category at the LABC Building Excellence Awards south west region and will progress to the national finals later this...

Southampton Pop-Up Scheme receives Planning Consent

Southampton Pop-Up Scheme receives Planning Consent

We were delighted to receive Planning permission recently for the College Street Yard scheme in Southampton. This exciting new development uses shipping containers to create a ‘pop-up’ venue for small businesses, retail and food outlets, studios and performance...

New Permitted Development Rights – Looking Up!

New Permitted Development Rights – Looking Up!

Recent changes to Permitted Development rights have opened up a number of opportunities for extending or replacing existing buildings for residential use, including providing additional floors. Studio Four have recently been involved in a number of similar schemes and...

SBS Framework leads to new Public Sector work

SBS Framework leads to new Public Sector work

Studio Four are proud to be part of the NHS’s SBS Framework which provides Trusts and other public-sector organisations with an easy procurement route for architectural appointments, and we are pleased to have been appointed on a number of projects using this route....

Previously Developed Land Planning Success in Wiltshire

Previously Developed Land Planning Success in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Council has granted Planning permission for development of a Previously Developed Land site in Great Bedwyn, near Marlborough. This particular project proposes a new 3-bedroom chalet bungalow of 118sqm in the large garden of an existing property, formerly a...

Join Our Mental Health Design Webinar Today!

Join Our Mental Health Design Webinar Today!

Studio Four are pleased to be presenting a webinar as part of the Design in Mental Health Digital Week this week. Gareth Jenkins will be speaking about the recently-completed Austen House project in Southampton today (Tuesday 9th June) at 4:00pm. To join in, please...