Taff Vale Development Progressing

DarntonB3 Community, Education, Library, Office

Great progress being made at the Taff Vale Development, Pontypridd. This fantastic project that will deliver a three building, office-led regeneration scheme at the heart of Pontypridd. The redevelopment consists of a mixture of offices as well as leisure facilities, which include a gym and a library. Our Cardiff office is acting as Lead Consultant for a full multi-discipline team, …

Winners at YPIA!

DarntonB3 Awards, Education

DarntonB3 are proud to have won the Design Excellence Award at the Insider Property Industry Yorkshire Awards 2018, with project and client The Library, Leeds College of Music. What a fantastic achievement for the team, and a well deserved recognition of the high quality work we produce across all of our locations! Well done! Leeds College of Music Jazz Library

Ysgol Gydol Oes Y Bala

DarntonB3 Education

Work is now complete on the refurbishment and extension on a new school for 5-18 year olds, Ysgol Gydol Oes Y Bala. The project was undertaken by Wynne Construction as a phased development. The works involved the creation of a new public library and cinema facilities to enable the school to become a community hub.

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

Aberystwyth University – Hugh Owen Library

DarntonB3 Education, Library

Work has been completed to the main entrance and foyer of the Hugh Owen Library on Aberystwyth University’s Penglais Campus. The works have included a significant re-modelling and full refurbishment of the entrance foyer, which has included new electrical and mechanical services. The services design element of the works was undertaken by the DarntonB3 Building Services team in Manchester. The …

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 …

Ysgol Hafon Lon Highly Commended

DarntonB3 Awards, Education

The special needs school in Wales has been awarded Highly Commended in the Sustainability Award category of the Construction Excellence in Wales (CEW) Awards 2017. Alongside Gwynedd Council, DarntonB3 worked on the project from the start until completion. The successful project aimed to replace existing facilities in need of refurbishment and provide maximum usage for the local community.

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, …