Studio Four News

Ugly House to Lovely House

Works have begun on site on one of our private dwellings in the South Downs National Park. We have been working with the client since February 2018 to design multiple extensions to an existing dwelling as well as undertake a complete external and internal...

New build house Ringwood.

Studio Four was originally appointed in early 2018 to assist with a Planning application for a new build house on agricultural land in Ringwood. Over the last year the client has been working closely with a Planning consultant to develop the project. The design of the...

New build house Braishfield

Over the past two years we have been working with a private client to design them a new home, adjacent to their existing rural property. The narrow site and close by large mature oak trees were challenging constraints, but we obtained Planning permission in 2018 to...

Private tour of Winchester Cathedral.

On Monday a group of our intrepid staff visited Winchester Cathedral and were conducted on the ‘tower tour’ by Paul Tanner – a friend of the practice – with his excellent structural and historical knowledge. We learnt why Winchester possibly wasn’t bombed in WWII, the...

Peterfield’s Veterinary Centre

Works are progressing on the alterations to St Peters Vets with completion due in June.  The public face of the practice has been occupied by the client with the waiting area, reception, vets-dispensary room and the first consulting room now in use.  Current phases in...

Studio Four sponsor Southbrook FC

Studio Four are proud to sponsor Southbrook FC’s under 12 team who are based at the Sports Centre in Southampton. Recent games have succumbed to the worst of the British winter with flooded and/ or frozen pitches, but their last match in mid-February was a sunny day...

Echoes of a tragedy.

Danielle and Steve were honoured to be shown around the now-empty, previous Penlee lifeboat station at Penlee Point in Mousehole, by Patch Harvey, the current Penlee coxswain.  The building no longer houses the lifeboat, but has been maintained through the hard work...

Picking up pace on site.

Work is really picking up pace at Penlee now the building is weathertight – the generous Accoya windows are in and the Siberian Larch timber cladding starting to go on.  Internally the energy efficient underfloor heating (linked to the ground source heat pump) has...

RICS shortlisting

We are delighted to be informed that our project at Gambledown Farm in Sherfield English has been shortlisted in 2 categories for the RICS 2019 South East Awards. Judges will shortly be visiting the project and winners will be announced mid May....

Planning Success in Winchester

Our Romsey office have been working with a private client for a few months and have successfully achieved planning permission for the removal of a large extension to a private house and the addition of a new one. This along with some works to the existing house will...

New Studio Four Garden Design Service

Congratulations to our Kurt Riggs, who is now fully qualified as a Garden Designer.  He passed the Post Graduate Diploma course with the British Academy Of Garden Design with a Distinction, and is already putting his knowledge to good use on some of our private...

Happy Holidays!

As another busy year comes to a close, it's time to shut the Studio Four computers down until 2019. Our staff Christmas Card Competition produced the usual excellent selection of ideas and the voting was very close, but Claire Lingham's design (above) was the winner. ...

Planning Success in the Countryside

Studio Four were pleased to give one of our client's an early Christmas present in the form of a planning permission for the creation of a new build house in the countryside. The new dwelling is of a traditional style to reflect the client's taste and provides a large...

Glulam takes shape at Penlee

Following the dramatic piling exercise for the new Penlee lifeboat station for the RNLI (see our Staff Photo Competition News item), the Glulam frame is now well underway, despite the recent stormy weather. The station is being constructed by local contractor Symons...

Andover Locality Hub

Following a feasibility study looking at a number of options, Studio Four has designed a new extension to Andover War Memorial Hospital to accommodate a relocated Andover Health Centre. The new building is combined with a covered entrance canopy to the existing...

Staff Photo Competition – Winners Announced!

The winners of the 2018 staff photo competition were announced at our Christmas Party on Saturday. Simon Helm's photo (above) of the Blending Drum access stairs at the Twinings Factory in Andover was voted by staff as the winner in the "Completed Building" category....

Cart Shed Conversion receives permission

Planning and Listed Building consents have been received for conversion of an existing historic cart shed at Longstock, on behalf of the Leckford Estate. The proposal is to convert the existing shed into a modern 2-bedroom dwelling, featuring a fully-glazed...

SGH Children’s Emergency Department has now been handed over.

Thursday afternoon saw the first phase of Southampton's new Children's Emergency Department handed over for its clinical clean. This unit brings together a number of children's Emergency functions that are currently spread around the hospital. Combining the Children's...

5 dwellings at Farnham Road, Liss

The proposed development site Plot 4a is formed from land formerly of ‘The Grange’ on the Farnham Road approach to West Liss. The site is included within the Liss Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011-2028 as a designated site for redevelopment in order to meet the...

Rooftop SIPs at Burlington Mansions, Shirley

Construction works have commenced on site to provide an additional floor to a three storey building along Shirley High Street. The additional level will contain 10 new 2-bed flats with access to private balconies. The building has been partially constructed off-site...

30-32 The Avenue, Southampton – Planning permission received

Planning approval has been granted for a new developed of 10 dwellings on The Avenue, Southampton. The development will result in the creation of two pairs of new semi-detached 4-bed houses fronting the main road, in the style of existing properties in this prominent...

Winton United Reformed Church

Significant refurbishment and internal alterations have been completed at Winton URC. Works included a new lift, improved entrance foyer, new kitchens, café area with spill-out space, new accessible toilet and a large decking area to the side of the church for...

New build on St Deny Road, Southampton nears completion

Construction work commenced this year for a new dwelling on an awkward-shaped vacant urban site, that was the victim of persistent fly-tipping. Despite the size and shape of the plot, the building offers a well-proportioned 3-bedroom dwelling with a private walled...

Riverside site progress

Construction work on a stunning new-build domestic property at Thornton Avenue in Warsash, just outside Southampton, has commenced. The building is currently at first floor level and has another storey to be constructed. The whole property will enjoy fantastic...

updates from site

We were pleased to receive some photos from site of one of our domestic projects near Newbury.   Planning Permission was received in August 2017 for the reconfiguration and extension of an existing bungalow. The proposal reutilises the existing bungalow structure but...

Planning success for office conversion

In partnership with BCM we have obtained planning permission for the conversion of an existing modern agricultural building into an office. The site lies within the South Downs National Park and permission was granted under the Class R permitted development rights...

contemporary private house extension

We have just submitted planning for a large extension to a private house in Winchester. The proposal is to remove the existing large low quality extension and create a new structure that will provide a large kitchen / dining and living space at ground floor, as well...