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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

Loch Clash Stopover

DarntonB3 Community, Education, Events

Superb image of our scheme for a new project in Kinlochbervie, Sutherland. The proposed building is in a stunning location and the scheme provides a gathering place and bunkhouse facility, together with local Tourist Information and social space.

Ysgol Hafod Lon School Officially Opened

DarntonB3 Education

Our fabulous new school for pupils with special educational needs, Ysgol Hafod Lon, was formally opened by Welsh Government Minister, Alun Davies on Friday 20th January 2017. DarntonB3 acted as architect for this scheme, with contractor Wynne Construction appointed to deliver this £13million new build facility on behalf of Gwynedd Council. Partial occupation took place in September 2016. The complex …

Swansea University Health & Wellbeing Academy

DarntonB3 Education, Healthcare

Our project to create an exciting new Health & Wellbeing Academy on behalf of the Swansea University is due to complete in January 2017. The facility, designed by DarntonB3, offers a wide range of health treatments and advice to the public, including osteopathy, cardiology, osteoporosis, well-woman and audiology, as well as providing training for students. The project, created through the …

Heritage Quay wins 2016 SCONUL Small Library Design Award

DarntonB3 Education, Library

We are delighted Heritage Quay, our project to create new controlled environment archive and visitor facilities at the University of Huddersfield, has won the 2016 SCONUL Award for Best Small Library Design. Backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Heritage Quay combines state-of-the-art and the traditional to create one of the most technologically advanced archives in the UK. Designed to BS5454 standards, …

Porth & Tonypandy Middle Schools

DarntonB3 Education

Porth & Tonypandy Middle Schools in the Rhondda Valley DarntonB3 is appointed to provide services for two new Middle Schools (ages 3-11yrs) in Porth & Tonypandy for Rhondda Cynon Taff CBC. Our Cardiff office leads a multi-disciplinary team of consultants that includes Hydrock (Structures, Civils, M&E, Transportation), Soltys Brewster (Landscape) & Ben Mooreland (Curriculum Analysis). Each project involves partial demolition/refurbishment of …

Centre for Innovation in Rail completes

DarntonB3 Education, Rail

DarntonB3 are delighted to have supported the University of Huddersfield in the creation of a state of the art new Centre for Innovation in Rail.   The scheme includes a multi-million pound, 150-ton test rig, the only one of its type in Europe.   Read more about this innovative, complex scheme at http://www.hud.ac.uk/news/2016/october/universityunveils45millionrailwaytestrig.php

Leeds College of Music Library

DarntonB3 Education

In 2017, Leeds College of Music will be moving their music library to the Quarry Hill Skyline building, dramatically increasing the resources available to their students, and opening up their impressive facilities to the public. The new library will house Leeds College of Music’s huge vinyl archive and music collection, which includes over 30,000 items of printed music, 11,000 CDs, …