Comment: Closing the Gap

DarntonB3 Comment, Off site Construction

The benefits to using Modern Methods of Construction and Off Site manufacturing practices are well documented (Improved Quality, Shorter time on site, Use of semi- skilled labour force etc) , but so often the counter argument has been one of cost. It is unfortunate the construction industry has taken so long to develop a recognition of life time costing and …

RICS Yorkshire & Humber Awards Shortlisting

DarntonB3 Awards, Commercial, Industrial

We are pleased to announce another awards shortlisting, this time in the RICS Yorkshire & Humber 2017. Our major new headquarters for Airedale Air Conditioning has been shortlisted in the Design Through Innovation category. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on the 12th of May.

Animal Health Trust

DarntonB3 Off site Construction, Office

We are delighted that planning permission has been granted for our superb scheme to provide new build facilities on behalf of the Animal Health Trust. The project, located in Newmarket, will provide offices, student accommodation and a library for this amazing charity. Find out more about their important work in fighting disease and injury in animals at www.aht.org.uk

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre

DarntonB3 Sport & Leisure

Following being shortlisted for Sports & Leisure Architect of the year in the 2017 Building Design magazine awards we are excited to see the DarntonB3 designed Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre has now also started on site. Following initial appointment by the  Council as Architect and Building Services Engineer, DarntonB3 has been novated to work with design and build contractor Speller …

St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre

DarntonB3 Sport & Leisure

Following being shortlisted for Sports & Leisure Architect of the year in the 2017 Building Design magazine awards we are excited to see the DarntonB3 designed St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre has now started on site. Following initial appointment by the  Council as Architect and Building Services Engineer, DarntonB3 has been novated to work with design and build contractor Speller …

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 …

2017 Building Design Architect of the Year Awards

DarntonB3 Awards, Sport & Leisure

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Sports & Leisure architect of the year in the 2017 Building Design magazine awards. This is a great accolade illustrative of our deep and broad experience in the sector. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 8th March, 2017 at the ExCel, London.

MIPIM 2017

DarntonB3 Events

DarntonB3 will be attending MIPIM from March 14-17 2017 for another focused week of property activity in Cannes, France. If you would like to discuss your project requirements or how we can assist you then please contact us to arrange a meeting with our Director Alex Lodge.

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 …

DarntonB3 appointed for major Pontypridd scheme

DarntonB3 Commercial

DarntonB3 are excited to have been appointed for the Taff Vale redevelopment at Pontypridd on behalf of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. Following a successful bid process DarntonB3 has secured the appointment to provide Lead Design and Multi-Disciplinary Team services for this prestigious scheme. We look forward to further developing our excellent working relationship with the client for who …

DarntonB3 design UK’S largest off-site construction project

DarntonB3 Off site Construction, Office, Utlities

We are delighted to be working as architect for the UK’s largest modular construction project, the development of 38,000 sqm of prestigious office space for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Working with Premier Modular for client EDF we have designed facilities that will in part be converted to form permanent high quality office accommodation post-completion of the …

Manchester office relocates

DarntonB3 Uncategorized

The Manchester office of DarntonB3 has relocated to a new and modern office in Sale. Our new address and contact telephone number are: DarntonB3 Ground Floor 3 Brooklands Place Sale Manchester M33 3SS 01617130335 Please update you records accordingly.

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, …