Porth & Tonypandy Schools

DarntonB3 Appointments, Education, Framework

The two new schools for Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council at Porth and at Tonypandy are drawing to a close.  DarntonB3 started on the projects in September 2015, appointed through the National Procurement Service (NPS) framework. The new build primary elements of both schemes are now complete and handed over, whilst some of the refurbishment elements are ongoing. We …

Sedbergh on Site

DarntonB3 Sport & Leisure

Great to see construction progressing at Sedbergh Sports & Leisure Centre. Working with client City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, and contractor ISG, the centre is due for completion summer 2019.

Distribution Facilities

DarntonB3 Commercial, Office, Retail

Distribution facilities, North West London. DarntonB3 acted as Project Architect and PD for the refurbishment of an existing office, re-use of an existing warehouse as a distribution centre and new welfare facility located in North West London.  The new facilities will become the main distribution facility for an online fashion retailer. The brief involved leading the design team and project …

Yorkshire Shortlistings!

DarntonB3 Awards

As the saying goes, good things come in three’s, and it couldn’t be more true this morning as we’ve found out that we have been shortlisted in not one, but three categories in the Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards 2018! Shortlisted for Restoration/Regeneration Project, Design Excellence and Architects Practice of the Year, as a firm headquartered in Leeds we are …

Anyone for coffee?

DarntonB3 Comment, Industrial

Exciting to see a DarntonB3 project on the TV this week! The BBC Two series ‘Inside the Factory’ recently showcased a feature on coffee, detailing production on-site at the Nestle factory in Tutbury, Staffs – a DarntonB3 completed project! Here’s a short clip from the feature, showing how liquid coffee is frozen at -50 degrees…temperatures colder than the North Pole!  …

Education Estates Shortlisting!

DarntonB3 Awards, Education

We’re thrilled to have been shortlisted in the Education Estates Awards 2018! Our project with Leeds College of Music has been shortlisted for the Refurbishment of the Year award. This is a fantastic achievement for the team involved and great recognition of the quality of work we produce.  Well done all! To find out more about the project click here

DarntonB3 Finalist in London Construction Awards 2018!

DarntonB3 Awards, Heritage, Residential

Congratulations to our London team on the superb work carried out on a residential refurbishment, Chancery Lane, announced as a finalist for both Regeneration Project of the Year and the London Build Excellence Award in the London Construction Awards!! The results will be announced at an awards ceremony in October. REGENERATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR ‘London is evolving at a …

Bose – Regent Street

DarntonB3 Retail

Delighted to share pictures of the new Bose store that opened on Regent Street, a fantastic store full of style and technological innovation, with project management by DarntonB3! View the case study here

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 …

David Lloyd, Acton

DarntonB3 Sport & Leisure

DarntonB3 acted as Design Manager for Paragon on the extension and refurbishment of the David Lloyd Park Club Leisure Centre in Acton. The brief outlined the requirements to reconfigure the internal spaces and increase the overall floor area of the building to incorporate a new wet spa, extend the existing gym facilities, provide new studios and create a family lounge …

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 …

Cardiff Triathlon 2018

DarntonB3 Community

Congratulations to members of our Cardiff team who took part in this years Cardiff Triathlon! The team survived and produced credible times. Two teams entered the competition: Team A undertook the Olympic Course consisting of a 1500m swim, 40km bike section and 10k run; Team B undertook the Sprint Course consisting of a 750m swim, 20km bike section and 5k …

AJ100 in 2018

DarntonB3 Comment

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.

Elly’s Flag Appeal

DarntonB3 Community, Healthcare

DarntonB3 is pleased to be proceeding to construction in this spectacular project enabled by a remarkable fund-raising effort spearheaded by an 8 year old. Elly Neville started fund-raising as a 5 year old for a new ward providing palliative care for cancer patients after her father was treated successfully at Withybush Hospital in Pembrokeshire. Her campaign has now raised over £160,000 …

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

DarntonB3 Uncategorized

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 …