Finalist in AJ Retrofit Awards 2018!

DarntonB3 Awards, Education

Here at DarntonB3 we’re proud to have been announced as a finalist in this year’s Architects Journal Retrofit Awards! Our scheme, The Library – Leeds College of Music, can be found in the Higher and Further Education category.  This was such a great project to be involved in, and a wonderful client to work with. The winners will be announced …

New Housing for Wiltshire Council

DarntonB3 Appointments, Community, Residential

In 2014 DarntonB3 were appointed to create a brief for the design of new houses for elderly people. We were then appointed to prepare designs for housing on 4 sites in Wiltshire. The purpose of the initiative was to create affordable and accessible housing for elderly people in rural areas to allow them to stay within their own communities, rather …

AJ100 in 2018

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DarntonB3 are pleased to feature in the AJ100 for 2018 once again! The AJ100 is a ranking of the top 100 largest architectural practices in the UK, an annual survey run by the Architects Journal.

Shortlisted in Yorkshire Awards

DarntonB3 Awards, Community, Education

We’re delighted to have received the news that our refurbishment project, Leeds College of Music Library and Jazz Archives, has been shortlisted for Project of the Year in the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2018!  #ceyh Executed out of our head office in Leeds and working with such a fantastic client, we’re proud to have been nominated as a …

Folly! at Fountains Abbey

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The National Trust’s exciting Folly! Project has recently been unveiled at Fountains Abbey. The ‘Art in the Garden’ trail  includes the installation of 3 Folly’s by prominent artists, and the realisation of Foster Carter’s award winning entry from Catterick Garrison School as part of the competition ran in conjunction with the NYSA.  1800 entries were made from schools all over …

Helensburgh Waterfront Development

DarntonB3 Sport & Leisure

DarntonB3 are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract to provide Argyll and Bute council with design support for a new leisure centre on the Helensburgh Waterfront Development. The ambitious project will see the firm working in partnership with civil, structural and geotechnical engineers to deliver the complex and technical project which involves designing and building a …

Isebrook SEN College, Northamptonshire County Council

DarntonB3 Community, Education

Works are progressing on the DarntonB3 designed Isebrook SEN College for Northamptonshire County Council. The new teaching block will create an additional 8 classrooms along with dedicated classrooms including Food Technology, Craft Design and Technology, Art, Music with separate recording studio, and a Learning Resource Centre including ICT suite and Library. The existing school caters for students from 11-18 years …

Topping out at Southampton Solent University

DarntonB3 Education

DarntonB3 were pleased to attend the recent topping out ceremony at Southampton Solent University to help celebrate reaching a key milestone in the development of its £28m new sports building. DarntonB3 are acting as Principal Designer on this project; the building has been designed by Morgan Sindall and its team, including Architecture PLB and Arup Engineers. The new sports building …

Lead The Way!

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Members of the DarntonB3 Aberystwyth office Gareth Jones and Iwan Thomas recently walked the 28 mile stretch of the Wales Coastal Path, from Ynyslas to Aberaeron, to support 75 members of the Young Farmers Club in their efforts to raise money for the Cancer Unit at the Bronglais Hospital Club, Aberystwyth and the local YFC Federation.   Iwan is a Club Leader …

Management Restructure at Cardiff Office

DarntonB3 Appointments

We’re pleased to announce a management re-structure in our Cardiff office, boosting our West business unit with an appointment to the Board of Directors and the appointment of a new Senior Associate. Matthew Savory has been appointed to the DarntonB3 Board of Directors, effective from January 2018, as part of our long-term succession strategy, meaning that Matthew is now responsible …

DarntonB3 London office relocates to Great Suffolk Street

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Our London office has moved to: 84 Great Suffolk Street London SE1 0BE Close to Tate Modern, London Bridge and The Old Vic, the new premises are situated within a refurbished railway arch; the interior of the building characterised by its distinctive shaping. Our new location is exclusive to DarntonB3 and offers great visibility; sited at ground level with a …

Swansea University New teaching laboratories as part of a multi-million pound investment

DarntonB3 Education, Laboratory

DarntonB3 Cardiff has designed the new teaching laboratories as part of a multi-million pound investment to create a hub for the high quality Chemical Sciences research being carried out across the Colleges of Science, Engineering and Medicine. DarntonB3 continues involvement across the Swansea University campus on a number of projects, which reflects DarntonB3’s strong ongoing working relationship with the University. The …

St. Nicholas Park Leisure Centre Phase 1 complete

DarntonB3 Sport & Leisure

DarntonB3 are delighted to see the Phase 1 works at St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre complete, the facility opened to the public on 21/09/17 and has been very well received. A great team to work with – Warwick District Council, Mace Group, Speller Metcalfe and Everyone Active.

Newbold Leisure Centre Phase 1 Complete

DarntonB3 Sport & Leisure

DarntonB3 are delighted to see the Phase 1 works at Newbold Leisure Centre complete, with the great new facilities now open to the public. The project, on behalf of client Warwick District Council has been delivered by a team including Mace Group, Speller Metcalfe and Everyone Active.

DarntonB3 Leeds welcomes new associate

DarntonB3 Appointments, Retail

We are pleased to announce that Dan Brown has joined DarntonB3 as an Associate. Dan is a Chartered Architect who brings to DarntonB3 expansive experience of all stages of the RIBA Plan of Work, across various construction sectors, project scales and construction values. His appointment further strengthens the knowledge and experience DarntonB3 offer to clients across multi-disciplinary services delivered from our …

Backworth Primary School Groundbreaking

DarntonB3 Education

The sun was shining on our superb new primary school project at Backworth, where the Mayor of North Tyneside carried out a ground cutting ceremony. DarntonB3 act as Architect for this exciting new build project, working on behalf of Northumberland Estates. Metnor Construction is the main contractor.

Stunning Taff Vale, Pontypridd regeneration progresses

DarntonB3 Commercial, Library, Office, Retail

The Taff Vale redevelopment, comprising 10,700 sq m of offices, 2400 sq m of community facilities and 400 sqm of café restaurant space is a major element in the regeneration of Pontypridd’s town centre. DarntonB3 was appointed in December 2016 to lead a multidisciplinary design team following a competition which attracted some of the UK’s leading design practices.  DarntonB3 will …