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Staff Photo Competition 2019

Staff Photo Competition 2019

Staff Photo Competition 2019   Our in-house photo competition produced some striking images from 2019; interesting perspectives, busy construction sites, creative montages, atmospheric ruins and beautifully hand drawn sketches featured among the entries. Of the...

Planning permission for first Aster Group PDL site in Dorset

Planning permission for first Aster Group PDL site in Dorset

We were pleased to receive confirmation of Planning permission for a Previously Developed Land site owned by Aster Group in Weymouth.  The scheme proposes two new 2-bedroom starter homes at the end of an existing terrace, on under-utilised communal space. Working...

Christmas Cheer!

Christmas Cheer!

Our Christmas Card competition generated some great ideas. It was another close competition, but the winning card was by Charlotte Richardson, who bagged the £100 Amazon voucher!   Other entries included Kurt Riggs's, which came a close second and won him a £25...

Extensions and Alterations Approved

Extensions and Alterations Approved

Planning Approval has been granted for the extensive alterations and extensions to an existing house in Hampshire. The existing house was of low quality and did not meet the needs of this young family with 4 children. We...

Pool Pavilion receives Planning

Pool Pavilion receives Planning

We are pleased to announce that planning approval has been granted for our pavilion style swimming pool and gym. The project, located in Hampshire provides a contemporary structure whilst softening its impact in the New Forest National Park via the installation of a...

Farnham Church

Farnham Church

Planning consent has been granted for a bold new entrance foyer and internal alterations at The Spire church in Farnham. The scheme includes the re-ordering of the main worship space, a new location for the Spire café and significant improvements to community spaces....

Dave Lambell Qualifies!

Dave Lambell Qualifies!

We are pleased to announce that Dave Lambell in our Winchester office has passed his RIBA Part 3 exams and is now a fully qualified architect. He received a Distinction for his interview and a Merit in his other papers, with some very positive feedback from the...

Rhiannon back from the Falklands!

Rhiannon back from the Falklands!

Having spent almost 12 of the last 18 months in the Falkland Islands, Rhiannon North has returned from the final period of her secondment to Ramboll; just in time for her second winter of the year! She was assisting with Architectural Consultancy advice and site...

Extensions and Conversions start on site

Extensions and Conversions start on site

This last month has seen the start of 2 private dwellings on site. Cart Shed & Listed Building Refurbishment  After working with the client for 2 years and lots of time to design this project, works began on site within the South Downs National Park. The...

Works on site

Works on site

As we approach the end of the year, a few of our private dwelling schemes are developing well on site. At Glebe cottage our extensive refurbishment and multiple extensions are nearing completion on site. After 8 months on site the project will shortly be handed over...

Another West Country Permission

Another West Country Permission

Full Planning permission has been granted by Mendip District Council for a new 2-Bed dwelling on Previously Developed Land owned by the Aster Group in Somerset. The new chalet bungalow, overlooking open fields at Evercreech, would replace a court of vacant existing...

Planning Approval

Planning Approval

Planning consent has been granted for a development of flats on Hill Lane, Southampton. The scheme provides a mixture of 6no 1, 2 and 3-bed flats with balconies provided for the top-floor units. The design is based on a pair of gables with traditional materials and...

There will be fireworks ….

There will be fireworks ….

We are pleased to be supporting Winchester Round Table's Bonfire and Fireworks Night again this year. 9th November 2019 will be the 61st anniversary of this long-established event, which is now attended by around 20,000 people every year. Studio Four has been a...

Replacement Dwelling in for Planning

Replacement Dwelling in for Planning

Full planning submission has now been submitted for a replacement 6-bedroom private residence in Ampfield. The concept of the design was to provide a large luxurious property in a traditional architectural style, nestled within the woodland of this unique site. posted...

Plans for Swindon Corn Exchange Take Shape

Plans for Swindon Corn Exchange Take Shape

Studio Four has been discussing its designs for the Corn Exchange project in Swindon with the Creating Excellence SW Design Review Panel, and is now reviewing the proposals following the latest workshop.                  ...

RNLI Penlee – Opening Ceremony

RNLI Penlee – Opening Ceremony

Last weekend saw the official Opening Ceremony of the new Penlee lifeboat station in Cornwall. The event, which took place in a marquee just outside the station and later moved into the building itself, paid tribute to the volunteer lifeboat crew and the donors who...

Staff Day

Staff Day

We held our annual team bonding afternoon for all Studio Four staff last week, this time with an “Espionage” theme. Incorporating a mix of physical and mental elements, the teams had to solve a number of puzzles and tasks; ultimately to find and defuse ‘bombs’ (well …...

Another Planning permission in Somerset

Another Planning permission in Somerset

Full Planning permission has now been granted at Committee for a new 3-Bed infill dwelling on Previously Developed Land owned by the Aster Group in Somerset. Mendip District Council has approved the new house in the garden of an existing pair of ex-Council properties....

RNLI Penlee lifeboat station

RNLI Penlee lifeboat station

Our new Penlee lifeboat station in Newlyn Harbour is now in use, providing state of the art facilities to the crew and visitors alike. On the site of the previous 1983 station, the shore facility serves both the Severn-class all-weather and Atlantic 85 inshore...

Studio Four event at Selsey lifeboat station

Studio Four event at Selsey lifeboat station

Earlier this week, Studio Four hosted a special event at our award-winning RNLI Selsey lifeboat station. The day was a great success; the weather perfect, the food excellent (a hog roast provided by Fat Hog & Big Pan Catering) and we all enjoyed a unique setting...

Emsworth GP Surgery

Emsworth GP Surgery

Planning consent has been granted for the conversion of the Emsworth Victoria Cottage Hospital to accommodate the town’s GP surgery. The original building dates from the 1890’s and will be completely refurbished as part of the works – which are due to start on site in...

Extension Success

Extension Success

We are pleased to announce that planning approval has been granted for an extension to an existing dwelling in Wherwell, Hampshire. A glass link at ground floor level will connect the new structure to the existing house and provide additional bedrooms as well as a...

Landscape Regeneration

Landscape Regeneration

We have been working with the charity group 'Youth Options' over the last year to obtain planning permission for the regeneration of a brownfield site near Eastleigh. The scheme will sensitively redevelop this natural site into a forest school for groups to utilise....

St Mary’s Pharmacy Handed Over

St Mary’s Pharmacy Handed Over

Hold on to your hard hats – it’s another successful NHS refurbishment hand-over! Studio Four Architects Ltd was commissioned to refurbish all floors of Block B at St Mary’s Health Campus, Portsmouth, by the Solent NHS Trust. The client had very specific end-user...

Bournemouth Uni Teaching Laboratories,

Bournemouth Uni Teaching Laboratories,

Bournemouth University has taken handover of a 108 student laboratory as part of a second-floor refurbishment at Christchurch House on the Talbot Campus carried out by Greendale Construction Ltd. Studio Four Architects Ltd are delighted to have been involved in...

Staff Hub Progress at Block B

Staff Hub Progress at Block B

Over the last three year Studio Four Architects has been actively engaged with Solent NHS Trust in the full internal remodelling works to Block B as part of Portsmouth’s St Mary’s Community Health Campus Redevelopment. The £5m multi-level refurbishment is...

Solent’s Simulation Suites

Solent’s Simulation Suites

Director Phil Amey and Associate Paul Veysey were delighted to attend an open afternoon at the recently completed Maritime Simulation Centre at Solent University.  Invited guests had an afternoon of touring the prestigious facility situated in the heart of...