Hewitt Studios | Hewitt Studios News - Award-winning Sustainable Architects | Bath, UK
Hewitt Studios are architects, product and urban designers based in Bath, UK. We are passionate advocates of sustainable architecture and socially-responsible design.
News, Architects, Architecture, Bath, Sustainable, Sustainability, Urban Design, Green, Timber, Award Winning, Studio
140
paged,page-template,page-template-blog-standard-whole-post,page-template-blog-standard-whole-post-php,page,page-id-140,paged-2,page-paged-2,eltd-core-1.0.3,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,borderland-ver-1.15, vertical_menu_with_scroll,smooth_scroll,paspartu_enabled,paspartu_on_top_fixed,paspartu_on_bottom_fixed,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.3.0,vc_responsive

News

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

Freshford – the community decide

Working with the Trustees of Freshford Village Memorial Hall, we have developed proposals to enhance, modernise and extend the existing Village Hall, providing a welcoming and attractive multi-purpose focus for local community activity within an extraordinary rural setting.

 

The project will significantly improve and ensure the long term viability of a building which acts as the community hub for both the villages of Freshford and Limpley Stoke.

 

Development permission for the project is sought under a ground-breaking Community Right to Build Order (CRtBO) –  a democratic process by which the community decide whether approval will be granted via a local referendum. This is the first time a CRtBO has been undertaken within the region.

 

The formal Local Authority (BathNES) consultation on the Community Right to Build order ran from 3rd September to 19th December 2019 and we are delighted to report that the project has cleared this stage with no objections.

 

Our proposals now move to an Independent Examiner for consideration. If approved, the final stage will be a local referendum to determine detailed planning approval for the redevelopment of the Memorial Hall.

 

Full details of the of the proposals and process can be found on the Hall’s website.

EV Charging Hub Smart Energy PV

K:Port Woolwich Planning

We pleased to reveal that our K:Port EV charging hub for Transport for London, ESB and Siemens in Woolwich has been granted detailed 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 Glass Yard hub in Woolwich will be TfL’s first purpose-built, standalone EV charging hub in the capital and also their largest rapid hub upon completion with 8no. 50kW+ charging units.

 

Project is due to start on site in February 2020.

R&D HBProjects John Todd Jon Wells Steve Morris

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.