Studio Four News

A Grand Day Out

Our annual Staff Fun Day at the Romsey office turned out to be another cracker! It started with a simple task; to get water from the top of a ladder into a bucket, and ended up with the fitness freaks trying to out-paddle each other on Phil’s Evil Kayaking Machine! In...

Farewell Steve Hole

Following recent events, Steve Hole has re-evaluated his work/ life balance and decided it’s time to pass on the frontline baton. From August 2018 he will be leaving Studio Four to redress this imbalance, allowing the next generation of directors and associates to...

Lifetime Homes in Calmore

Studio Four were appointed as project architects to champion New Forest District Council’s new accommodation flats in Calmore, a two-block development which is to become the flagship of the Council’s assets.  With Brymor Construction Limited as the main contractor,...

Change of Use in Leckford

Planning and Listed Building applications have been submitted to Test Valley Borough Council on behalf of the John Lewis Partnership Leckford Estate for the conversion of The Old Rectory in Leckford from Estate Offices and a staff flat into a single 5-bedroom family...

Wells Lifeboat Station receives Planning Permission

We have recently obtained Planning Permission, on behalf of the RNLI, for a new state-of-the-art lifeboat station at Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk. The building will house the inshore lifeboat and also the new all-weather Shannon-class lifeboat as part of national...

Thruxton Karting Day a winning formula

We hosted our annual fast and furious karting event at the Thruxton circuit in Hampshire on 11th July. On a hot summer’s afternoon over 50 guests and staff enjoyed a Le Mans-style endurance race in 11 teams around the testing “National” outdoor circuit, with...

Penlee Lifeboat Station starts on site

It’s an exciting time for Studio Four and the design team as construction work has just started for the new RNLI Penlee lifeboat station at Newlyn Harbour, near Penzance, Cornwall. Symons Construction (of St Ives) will begin work by diverting a stormwater sewer that...

Planning Permission

Our Romsey office have successfully achieved planning permission for a new 5 bedroom house in Hursley, following a four year battle by the clients to obtain an approval for the site. Studio Four were appointed in February 2018 to provide ideas for a contemporary house...

Work in the South Atlantic

Our Rhiannon North has returned from her first “tour of duty” in the Falklands Islands. Working on secondment to Ramboll, Rhiannon has spent 8 weeks carrying out site inspections on a number of defence and community projects on the islands. The experience has been...

Surgery In for Extension

We have just submitted a Planning application for a major first floor extension at St Paul’s Surgery in the heart of Winchester, a building we designed for the GPs in 2000. The extension proposes 5 new consulting rooms and a sub-waiting area, and will allow the...

Village Infill Success

Planning permission has just been received for our first infill project at the Leckford Estate in the Test Valley, on behalf of the John Lewis Partnership. The proposal is for a new detached dwelling of 217sqm with separate double garage barn, located in the heart of...

Private Dwelling Face-Lift

We have recently submitted a Planning Application for a private dwelling located within the South Downs National Park.  The exiting house sits within a Conservation Area and is visible on a key footpath route through the National Park, however it was not contributing...

Planning permission for two new dwellings

Planning permission has been received at Committee for two new 3-Bed dwellings on Previously Developed Land in the village of West Wellow. This is the third successful application of a number of similar schemes being submitted for various other PDL sites across the...

Listed Building Application

Our Specialist Projects division have just submitted an application to repair and alter an existing Grade II Listed Barn in the South Downs National Park. We worked closely with a structural engineer and also completed a heritage statement to support the application...

Winner of “Community Benefit” Category

We had a fantastic night at the RICS south-east awards last week and were thrilled to receive the award for Community Benefit for our Selsey lifeboat station.  A great team effort!

Two new contemporary dwellings, Netley

A planning application has been submitted for two distinctive new dwellings in Netley. The buildings offer first floor living room accommodation with views towards the water, and rooms within the roof space; at ground floor, open plan living and dining areas for...

“Best Small Commercial Project” Winners

We were very pleased that our Llandudno lifeboat station picked up the county award for “Best Small Commercial Project” in Conwy and then went on to receive the same award, regionally, across all the North Wales Counties. Well done to Wynne Construction - C Wynne &...

Olivers Battery Developments

Our contemporary 4 bedroom house in Winchester is developing quickly on site with the timber frame element of the house now installed and roofing works commencing. We have also been recently appointed to look at a similar site for a new client within the Olivers...

Trafalgar House Completed, Winchester

We are very pleased to have been part of the refurbishment team which has brought the listed Trafalgar House property in Winchester back into use.  The Property, owned by Gentian Developments, needed a substantial refit to bring it up to 21st Century standards....

Planning granted to listed building in Andover.

Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent have just been formally received for the Change of Use of two connected listed office buildings on East Street in Andover to a Chiropractic Clinic and two 3-bedroom dwellings. We had previously obtained permission for...

Solent University Refurbishment

Studio Four have been appointed on a Design & Build project with Brymor Construction for a major refurbishment of the Reginald Mitchell and Herbert Collins building. The works involve the refurbishment of the fourth, fifth, sixth floors and part of the seventh floor...

South Downs Planning

Our Romsey office have just obtained planning permission for the conversion of a Historic Cart Shed in the South Downs National Park to become a home office, we are also working on an application for a Listed Barn on the same site which will be submitted...

Contemporary House in Winchester

Our Romsey office have just submitted a planning application for the removal of an existing bungalow on a site and replacement with a 5 bedroom contemporary house that utilises ground level differences and a basement to create an appropriately sized scheme on the site...

Barn Conversion Complete

Phase 2 of our barn conversion project is now complete in Sherfield English. The first phase was completed in August 2017 and creates a 2 bedroom holiday cottage, this latest phase provides a 3 bedroom holiday cottage. The external landscaping is now being implemented...

Planning for flats in Portsmouth

Planning Consent has been granted for a new development of 7 flats in Portsmouth for OAA Developments. Technical design is now underway with work due to start on site this summer. 

“Would you like a Second Cup?”

Southampton's latest coffee shop opens today, as the first part of the refurbishment of 1-2 Portland Street. Second Cup Coffee Company occupy the ground floor, whilst work on student flats above continues, ready for the academic intake in September.  Click here for...

An Olympic Opening

Longwell Green, Studio Four's second leisure project for South Gloucestershire Council with Createability is now complete and fully open to the public, with the help of Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane, who cut the ribbon. Following the successful refurbishment and...