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M-DEC Morgan R&D Centre

We’re delighted to see our R&D Centre for the Morgan Motor Company featured in Autocar today as part of an article about a suite of changes and improvements that follow the purchase of the company by Investindustrial.

 

The new engineering and development centre (dubbed M-DEC, for Morgan Design and Engineering Centre) is located on a new site close to its Pickersleigh Road base. The project inhabits an existing industrial space and utilises Plywood and Kerto LVL renewable timber technology for a rapid and sustainable build.

 

“We need space to work on new projects,” said chief designer Jon Wells. “It has to be away from the suppliers and visitors who visit us nearly every day,” added MD Steve Morris. “So we’ve made it close, but separate.”

 

M-DEC will open its doors for business in the New Year.

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Museum of Chaplaincy

Hewitt Studios have recently submitted a planning application for a new Museum of Chaplaincy for the AFCC at Shrivenham.

 

This museum will draw visitors to the site at Shrivenham and create a new public destination, showcasing the history of the British Armed Forces Chaplaincy and provide flexible space for revolving and visiting exhibitions.

 

The landscape forms an integral part of the scheme. The proposal offers minimum impact on the ecological and arboricultural sensitivities of the site, seeking to enhance the ecological value of the site as a whole, as well allowing its users to enjoy the best aspects of the natural landscape.

 

The project is scheduled for construction in 2020.

 

 

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K:Port Woolwich Planning

We pleased to reveal that our first K:Port EV charging hub for Transport for London, ESB and Siemens in Woolwich has been submitted for planning approval.

 

The K:Port EV charging hub has been developed by Hewitt Studios to offer attractive, safe and sustainable neighbourhood EV charging and is referenced in the Mayor of London’s infrastructure delivery plan as a model rapid charging hub – a priority focus of the plan.

 

The project is due to start on site in Spring 2020.

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K:Port in Mayor’s Delivery Plan

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out his plans for a major expansion of London’s electric vehicle-charging network to ensure the capital continues to be one of the world’s leading zero-emission cities.

 

To tackle the twin dangers of London’s toxic air crisis and the climate change emergency, the Mayor has brought together the public and private sector to deliver the electric vehicle infrastructure Londoners need. This includes commitments by businesses and retailers to transform EV charging provision in London over the coming years.

 

The full London electric vehicle infrastructure delivery plan can be read on Transport for London’s website, within which Hewitt Studios K:Port is referenced as a model rapid charging hub – a priority focus of the plan.

 

We are currently delivering the first such rapid EV charging hub for TfL in South London.

 

 

Rural Enterprise Centre

Hewitt Studios have submitted a planning application for a package of campus improvements for the Herefordshire and Ludlow College at Holme Lacy, including a new Rural Enterprise Centre and Equestrian Centre.

 

The campus is already home to several Hewitt Studios projects such as the Straw Bale Cafe, Fast Track Classrooms and Crosslam Workshops.

 

The latest proposals include a new site-wide landscape scheme which will instigate a safer one-way traffic system, restrict parking to fewer (better managed) areas, improve the pedestrian environment, create more student recreation space and enhance site biodiversity.

The result will be a safer, more accessible and higher quality campus for the College and all its users.