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Scroll down to see the latest news, events and musings from Hewitt Studios

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.

New Home Bloodhound

Bloodhound at Berkeley

At today’s opening of the project’s new headquarters at SGS Berkeley Green, the Bloodhound Land Speed Record (LSR) team announced they are firmly back on the trail of a world land speed record. Under the new ownership of Ian Warhurst, CEO of Grafton LSR Ltd, the freshly assembled Bloodhound LSR team will focus on completing development of the jet- and rocket-powered car and moving to the next phase of the programme – high speed testing – as soon as possible.

 

The new name, Bloodhound LSR, accompanies a complete rebranding of the programme. This includes a visual transformation of the car, which was revealed in a new striking red and white livery as it moves into its new home at SGS Berkeley Green University Technical College (UTC) on the Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park, designed by Hewitt Studios LLP.

 

The UK Land Speed Record Centre at SGS Berkeley Green UTC provides a 975 square metre workshop facility in the heart of the college campus, fulfilling Bloodhound’s promise of delivering educational inspiration.

 

SGS Berkeley Green UTC group chief executive and executive principal Kevin Hamblin said;

“We’re excited that Bloodhound is joining us at Berkeley. To have such a groundbreaking engineering project on site which shares our philosophy to enthuse and encourage the next generation of engineers, designers and scientists, will be invaluable for our own students and also for thousands of young people across the region who will have an opportunity to visit the Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park over the next few years and see the car for themselves.”

More information on the announcement can be found on the BBC Science, Sunday Times and Engineer websites.

Paul Younger Hewitt Studios

Offsite Masterclass

Hewitt Studios Senior Associate Paul Younger will be giving an Explore Offsite Masterclass in the use of Structural Timber in Education Buildings at Futurebuild later today.

 

The Explore Offsite Masterclasses bring together a range of supply-chain specialists and industry leaders who provide expert information and seminars on using offsite technology effectively to construct a better, sustainable environment and show how the industry is responding to unprecedented demand through greater investment in lean manufacturing systems.

 

The masterclass is free to attend for all Futurebuild delegates.

 

Walford Refectory Timber Acoustic Panels

Social Graces

Hewitt Studios are excited to be implementing plans for the refurbishment of Social and Student facilities at North Shropshire College.

 

Existing facilities will be reinvigorated with new accessible landscaping features, coordinated way-finding & corporate signage and a fresh fit-out to key areas including the reception & refectory.

 

The first phase of works is scheduled to be complete by April 2019.

InnovateUK Funding

Hewitt Studios have been awarded grant funding by the InnovateUK Technology Strategy Board to develop a feasibility study for Electric vehicle charging for public spaces based on our K:Port concept.

 

Hewitt Studios are leading a consortium of expert EV and energy industry partners which includes ESB Energy, Cenex and Loughborough University.

 

The study will take place between Jan-April 2019 and the findings of the study will be publicly available on the InnovateUK website following completion.