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.

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 …