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 …

Avon Valley College now on site

DarntonB3 Education

Construction work has now started on a 2100 sq m classroom clock at Avon Valley College designed by DarntonB3 for Wiltshire Council (Contractor – Interserve). This block represents the first phase of a complete redevelopment of this secondary school which is located in the town of Durrington on Salisbury Plain and which largely serves the children of army personnel. The …

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 …

Rowing the Atlantic!

DarntonB3 Community, Events

Each year Willmott Dixon carry out an ‘annual legacy challenge’ and DarntonB3 are proud to be taking part! In years gone by they have moved a baton around all of their sites in Wales and the West of England (without the use of mechanical power!), and as recently as last year built 3 treehouses for organisations such as Ronald McDonald …

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 …

New HQ for Animal Health Trust

DarntonB3 Commercial

The Animal Health Trust new headquarters are due to open this May. Located in Newmarket, the new facility will include offices, student accommodation and a library. We acted as Architect, Principal Designer, M&E Designer and the clients Agent on this project. View more here

Swansea University Appointment

DarntonB3 Appointments, Education

Swansea University has embarked on an ambitious expansion strategy allowing a doubling of student numbers up to 25,000 by 2025. Due to the physical constraints of their existing Singleton Campus, a new campus was required and therefore the first phase of development at the new Bay campus, comprising 8 academic buildings and accommodation for 5000 students, was completed on 65 …

Health Education and Improvement Wales

DarntonB3 Commercial

\\ New Offices & Training Centre Health Education and Improvement Wales is a new body created by the Welsh Government, and will be responsible for the training, recruitment, mentoring and continuing development of all health professionals in Wales. Currently the responsibility for training doctors, pharmacists, nurses, etc lies with the individual professional bodies and it is hoped that the new …

Taff Vale – New Pedestrian Footbridge

DarntonB3 Commercial

Following our appointment to design a major mixed use scheme in Pontypridd, we have now been asked to lead the design of a new pedestrian footbridge which will connect the new mixed-use development with a fine historic park. The new bridge will link a major new piece of public realm within the new Taff Vale development with the existing historic …

National Museum of Wales

DarntonB3 Culture, Heritage

\\ Essential Maintenance Programme & Acoustic Upgrade Since March 2018, we have been assisting the National Museum of Wales in a programme to upgrade and improve a number of high profile visitor destinations across South Wales. The locations include the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, the National Museum of History, St. Fagans and the National Roman Legion Museum in …

St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre

DarntonB3 Sport & Leisure

Phase 2 of the St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre, Warwick held its public opening on 21st April 2018. Opened by former Olympic Champion Colin Jackson, the scheme has been very well received by the public and our client Warwick District Council. We provided Architectural and M&E services. The new facilities include two group exercise studios and a fitness gym that …

Lead The Way!

DarntonB3 Uncategorized

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 …

National Library of Wales Update

DarntonB3 Culture, Heritage, Library

Refurbishment of the Book Stack for the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth is underway. The National Library of Wales is the biggest library in Wales holding over 6.5 million books, and the building has a wealth of history. The refurbishment work will consist of new flooring and finishes internally, a new mist sprinkler system, new lighting and doors and …