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Hewitt Studios Paul Younger and John Hewitt in a Renault Twizzy EV

Sustainable Infrastructure

Hewitt Studios are collaborating with a leading industry supplier to develop an exciting concept for a sustainable new transport infrastructure.

This has lead to some off-beat encounters, including that pictured above!

We hope to be able to announce the first demonstration project later in the year.

Holme Lacy LRC under construction cedar

#Hectic @HolmeLacy

We currently have two projects on site at the Holme Lacy campus of Herefordshire and Ludlow College.

The refurbishment of the existing Learning Resources Centre (LRC) (pictured above) will be complete for the start of the autumn term. This project adjoins the award-winning Straw Bale Cafe and creates a new external social space between the Cafe and LRC for the benefit of all College students.

Preparations for our sustainable crosslam workshop have also begun – this utilises is a pre-fabricated timber structure which will allow for an extremely rapid on-site build.

More photos as the projects develop…

Limpley Stoke Eco-House CLT Crosslam Soffit Chain Drain Zinc

LSEH Shortlisted in Wood Awards 2014

We just received the good news that our Limpley Stoke Eco House has been shortlisted in the 2014 Wood Awards.

The national Wood Awards is the UK’s premier award scheme with over 40 years of supporting excellence in architecture in the world’s most popular naturally sustainable material.

The Limpley Stoke Eco-House was shortlisted against nearly 200 entries in the building category, so this is a significant achievement in itself.

The full Wood Awards Shortlist 2014 will be exhibited at 100% Design from 17-20 September at Earl’s Court in London.

The winners of the Wood Awards 2014 will be announced on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 during a ceremony at Carpenters’ Hall in London.

Ralph Allen Yard Cornerstone Opening John Hewitt

Cornerstone Open!

Our Ralph Allen Yard Cornerstone Museum and Community Centre enjoyed its official opening ceremony on 15th July, attended by Mayor of Bath, Cherry Beath.

The project has been designed to complete the Legacy of the Combe Down Stone Mines Stabilisation Project and ensure that the history of the Combe Down stone is fully presented. Its functions fall into three main sections:

– Heritage
The stone quarrying heritage lives on through the village and is illustrated through lively digital presentations together with tools and other artefacts retrieved from the mines.

– Education
Inspirational interactive educational material continues to be developed and added to by teachers and students and other specialists in fields such as transport, engineering, and conservation.

– Community
The Centre offers an attractive space well equipped for individual and group study as well as being suited to exhibitions, meetings, classes and film shows.

Its first public open day will be held on Saturday 19th July, 10am-4pm – free admission, everyone welcome!