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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.

Swindon LVL Timber

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.