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Freshford Forward

We are absolutely delighted to report that the local community of Freshford has overwhelmingly voted in support of our 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.


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


The CRtBO referendum vote took place last week as part of Local Election polling process and our refurbishment proposals received over 92% of the vote – a fantastic result!

We’re recruiting!

Hewitt Studios are looking for a talented Project Architect and Pt I-II Architectural Assistant.


As a Project Architect you will be a confident, clear communicator and able to work under you own initiative. You will have experience of designing high-quality buildings for education and will share our enthusiasm for low-carbon, timber construction.


As a Part I-II Architectural Assistant design ability, passion and willingness to learn are key.


Excellent computer skills are essential in all applicants – we use Macs running Vectorworks, Sketchup and Adobe Creative Suite.


If you are interested in joining our practice please email a covering letter and CV to: mail@hewittstudios.co.uk


We are an equal opportunities employer.

Brunel Centre Complete

The Brunel Centre – at SGS WISE Campus, Bristol – has been handed over to SGS College this week.
We’ve placed wellbeing and sustainability at the heart of the design, with a cross-laminated timber (CLT) frame, passive design strategies, natural materials, integrated renewables and a large-scale biodiversity plan. In a sector where sustainability and design quality are often low priorities, the Brunel Centre goes to show that both can be achieved within the tight budgets of public funding.
Transparency is key to the building’s concept, ditching traditional notions of ‘closed-off’ classrooms in favour of a vibrant learning community. Each room is visually connected through a central atrium, while the floor and ceiling’s abstract geometries blur the boundaries further.
Internally, flashes of blue create playful moments against the calming timber surfaces. Externally, this is repeated on photovoltaic brise-soleil; sculptural ‘wings’ that reference the college’s sustainability agenda, and provide a nod to the area’s world-leading aviation heritage.
And we’re still busy at the WISE Campus, with an accompanying gatehouse and timber canopy due for completion in early May, ready to inspire a new cohort of students for the next academic year.

Online Renewable Conference

The Renewable Energy Online Conference is the leading online event dedicated to renewable energy. Join 400 leaders from sectors such as construction, manufacturing, logistics, retail, logistics, energy, data centres etc that are reducing their carbon footprint through renewable energy on 24th March from 10am to 3pm GMT.


Hewitt Studios’ Senior Associate Paul Younger will be discussing K:Port | EV, Renewables and Our Cities


You can register for the event for free using this link.

EV Charging E-Bikes K:Port

Plymouth Mobility Hubs

Plymouth City Council has today launched a consultation on ambitious plans to install a network of Journey Hubs, designed to make travelling around the city cleaner and greener.


To help curb emissions and encourage residents and visitors to use low carbon modes of transport, the council aims to install up to 50 Journey Hubs across Plymouth by 2023. Each hub will provide electric vehicle (EV) charging points, e-bikes, an EV car club and links to public transport. The scheme also includes plans for the UK’s first sea-going electric ferry.


Initial concept designs have been prepared by Hewitt Studios and you can have your say on the plans here until 24th March 2021.