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 …

Construction Impact Framework Win

DarntonB3 Framework

DarntonB3 are pleased to announce our place on Construction Impact Framework, we look forward to working with the team in generating social impact throughout the North West.

DarntonB3 London office relocates to Great Suffolk Street

DarntonB3 Uncategorized

Our London office has moved to: 84 Great Suffolk Street London SE1 0BE Close to Tate Modern, London Bridge and The Old Vic, the new premises are situated within a refurbished railway arch; the interior of the building characterised by its distinctive shaping. Our new location is exclusive to DarntonB3 and offers great visibility; sited at ground level with a …

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 …

National Library of Wales

DarntonB3 Culture, Heritage, Library

We have been privileged to work on numerous projects at the National Library of Wales over many years, and we are currently involved in a project regarding the renovation and repairs of the Grade II listed building’s fabric, including the roofs, windows, masonry and roof lights. The initial phase of the work involves the renovation of one of the original …

Western Power Birmingham

DarntonB3 Industrial

WPD Birmingham has been handed over with a soft landing from Speller Metcalfe. Due to its location the depot has been designed to act as a company wide meeting hub as well as providing accommodation to house the technicians, stores and support/call staff that service the Birmingham area. The completed depot comprises of 8 meeting rooms and additional conferencing space …