Blog posts have been a little slow in coming forward lately, but there’s good reason. In a nutshell, we’re a bit busy! That’s a dreadful-sounding excuse and despite the fact that this blog was never intended to be a place to publish “news”, the excuse is worthy of a little more explanation. So here goes:

Dartmouth Park Pavilion, West Bromwich
We’ve been beavering away getting ready to go out to tender. The building is expected to be completed by June 2011 and we are currently drawing up a shortlist of tendering contractors. To read the full expression of interest opportunity notice, log in at

Darwin Hall in Lichfield (pictured, right)
This new-build community centre on the outskirts of the city is approaching practical completion.

Harborne Mews

We’ll shortly be submitting a planning application for an innovative development of 7 townhouses and 4 apartments in a courtyard arrangement in South Birmingham.

West Bromwich YMCA
The redevelopment of the YMCA in Carters Green has been getting a fair bit of press lately – take a look at their press release. Phase 1 is due to go in for planning in a couple of weeks.

Care Home, Solihull
Our design for a 55-room Care Home has just been awarded outline planning permission from Solihull Planning Department.

Glasshouse College
On site works are well underway and phase 1 – the redevelopment of the workshop buildings – is due to be completed in late summer.

Developments at Far Gosford Street in Coventry are moving forward at quite a pace. Phase 1 is now complete with tenants moving into the offices and units. We’re currently working towards submitting a planning application for Phase 2 of the development.

Other bits and pieces
We’re looking at a large mixed-use site in North Birmingham, awaiting a decision from the planning authority for renovations to a private house in Cornwall, and we’re watching with interest as our detailed drawings for a self-build home in Dudley (pictured, left) become reality.

We’re also out to tender on two primary school extensions in Worcestershire, preparing a planning application for a 100 unit housing development in Gloucestershire and the conversion of a former school in Henley-in-Arden, and work commences this week on the conversation of a former hostel for Birmingham City Council.

Aaaaaand breathe. Whew!