LAWNS CENTRE UNIVERSITY OF HULL

DarntonB3 acted as Architect and Lead Designer to successfully deliver this extensive internal refurbishment and main entrance upgrade at the University of Hull. The design development period included multiple user-group meetings to arrive at the optimum design solution. The Lawns Centre is a Communal Student Hub building located near to the Student Halls of Residence, with the refurbishment works comprising …

Leeds College of Music Jazz Library

The Library offers access to extensive online and physical music resources, a varied study environment and a range of tailored support to help in the Conservatoires mission in developing industry-relevant, creative and ambitious musicians and entrepreneurs. In 2017, Leeds College of Music set out to move their music library to the Quarry Hill Skyline building, dramatically increasing the resources available to their …

Goldthorpe Primary School

DarntonB3 acted as Architect on behalf of Robertson Construction to deliver this new steel framed primary school on a brownfield site close to the existing school that was part of the overall Goldthorpe Masterplan. Part of the overall Goldthorpe Masterplan, the School provides an important gateway for the town and delivers increased footfall to the retail centre. The existing primary …

Ysgol Hafod Lon School

Ysgol Hafod Lon is a new school that educates children and young people with additional learning needs within the Meirionnydd and Dwyfor area.  It was officially opened by Alun Davies, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language and Gwynedd Council Chairman, Councillor Eric M Jones, on 20 January 2017. DarntonB3 acted as architect for the scheme, with contractor Wynne Construction …

Archway School, Stroud

DarntonB3 was commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council to carry out a number of feasibility studies to advise the school on development of facilities. Archway School was constructed over a period of 4 years and in 3 Phases. During this period the school remained operational. Phase 1: involved enabling works which provided new car parking to the entrance and re-surfacing existing sports ...

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Threeways School brought together three existing special schools onto one site on the northern edge of Bath. We acted as Architects for this important programme. In development of designs significant time was spent to understand the individual schools involved and we worked through shared workshops to uncover the brief. Students and multi-agency partners were fully included in this process. The completed building has ...

University of Leicester

DarntonB3 Architecture has been involved in the preparation of a Conservation Management Plan for the iconic Engineering Laboratory at the University of Leicester by Stirling and Gowan. The brief extended to the preparation of a feasibility study to investigate increasing the functional spaces within the building. A conservation strategy was developed to maintain Gowan’s original glazing system.

Pembrokeshire County Council

Pembroke Technium was the winner of the Insider Property Wales Sustainable Design Award. The building has been developed to be a model of sustainability and low energy use to demonstrate systems under development. The building is centred on the creation of and ‘internal street’ this was taken a step further by transforming the link to the main building into an ...

Glyndwr University

The University’s vision is to promote the ‘Learning Living Room’ culture by way of creating a centralised student hub, which would deliver key operational benefits. DarntonB3 have developed designs for the new student hub in line with the estate space strategy. The scheme will locate catering, retail and conferencing facilities in a more efficient location and to high standards. Education ExperienceFrom Early Year’s ...

Marine Academy, Plymouth

DarntonB3 Architecture partnered with the Leadbitter Group in the bid for one of 71 Academies awarded a capital Funding Grant.  The £12M Marine Academy, Plymouth project involved demolition of buildings from the 1960’s and 70’s, and the provision of 4,200sqm of new build.  Our aim was to deliver a 21st century school that transformed the site and  met the sponsors vision, improved the ...

Somerset County Council

Darnton B3 designed a new co-located school for Robert Blake Science College and Elmwood Special School to RIBA Stage C+ as part of a bid for Somerset BSF. The formal design review from CABE commented, “This design demonstrates an inventive co-location strategy that relates well to its site.” Sustainability was strategically incorporated from the initial concept onwards with a view to ...

Newcastle and Hexham Archdiocesan

DarntonB3 acted as Architects and carried out a full site development plan for St Bedes School, Lanchester. This led to development of designs to achieve nearly 20% additional teaching space, as well as providing a greater sense of arrival and resolving a number of administration and management issues. Education ExperienceFrom Early Year’s provision, through Primary to Higher and Adult education ...

South Gloucestershire Council

We acted as Architect for this project to create new facilities at St Peters Primary School, Pilning. The £3.9million project included community spaces and imaginative external areas developed with the staff and pupils to include vegetable plots, a turf amphitheatre, a wetland pond area with viewing deck, a nature trail, raised planning beds, greenhouse, den making and forest skills areas. ...

Swansea University

Darnton B3 has developed a long term working relationship with Swansea University including having been appointed as architects on 3 successive framework agreements. In this period we have worked on over 60 separate projects, with a total construction value in excess of £50m. These projects have spanned a range of building types from laboratory conversions, provision of new general teaching areas, redesign of cafes and bars ...

Gwynedd County Council

DarntonB3 Architecture was appointed under the 21st Century Schools Programme to create a new area primary school for 110 pupils in Llanegryn to replace four existing Education sites within the communities of Abergynolwyn, Bryncrug, Llanegryn and Llwyngwril. The design for the school has been the recipient of aRoyal Town Planning Institute Gold Award. Education ExperienceFrom Early Year’s provision, through Primary ...

University of Westminster

DarntonB3 were appointed to a four year Framework agreement for Architectural services, on behalf of the University of Westminster. Under the agreement we successfully completed a commission to extend an existing University facility at 115 New Cavendish Street, London. The extension incorporates Library/quiet working space, computer workstations, break-out spaces, discussion space and toilets. The building provides facilities for the schools ...

Cornwall College

DarntonB3 have worked as Architect for Cornwall College on a number of projects and were previously appointed to a framework agreement for architecture. Cornwall College is a provider of Further and Higher Education courses and is based across nine sites across Cornwall. The firm has been responsible for developing proposals for several new build and refurbishment projects including the rationalisation of existing ...