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Morgan R&D Centre

Hewitt Studios have been commissioned by the Morgan Motor Company to design a sustainable new R&D Centre for the historic marque in Malvern.

 

The company was recently acquired by Investindustrial which will allow the 110-year-old car firm to introduce new models and potentially double its sales.

 

The new R&D centre will be key to this, facilitating the development of the future model line.

 

The project inhabits an existing industrial space and utilises Kerto LVL renewable timber technology for a rapid and sustainable build.

 

Construction has begun under the supervision of HB projects and the R&D Centre is anticipated to be occupied before the end of the year.

 

 

 

 

EV charging rapid hub delivery plan London

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.

 

TAAS Technology 2019

Partner John Hewitt will be talking about K:Port and the EV Challenge at the TaaS Technology Conference 2019 on Tuesday 9th July 2019.

 

The Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS) Technology Conference is a two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of the Electric Vehicles (EVs), Energy/Battery Technology and Infrastructure industries and it will take place on the 9th and 10th July 2019, at the National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry, UK.

 

The TaaS Technology Conference will bring together international experts for two days of in-depth discussions and exhibits focused on the opportunities and challenges of a mobility future that leverages EVs, the developments in the Energy/Battery Technologies which will accelerate mainstream adoption of EVs and the Infrastructure changes which will be required to ensure we have adequate resources to support the rise in the use of EVs.

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

SGS Wise

Head of STEAM

Hewitt Studios have submitted a planning application for a new specialist, sixth form centre in North Bristol – the SGS STEAM Centre. The proposal creates a high quality and adaptable environment, pushing modern ways of learning alongside a forward-thinking approach to sustainable design practice.

 

Sustainability and wellbeing are at the heart of this project, with a cross-laminated timber structure and an array of photovoltaic panels along the southern elevation. Supported by WECA, there is a political and social impetus to prove that high quality, sustainable architecture can be achieved whilst meeting the demanding constraints of a publicly-funded state school.