February 15, 2017
We were delighted to see the handover of our latest renovation project last week. The 1891 building had latterly been used as Social Services offices and was bought by Frome Town Council to create a new Town Hall with a range of facilities for the community as well as traditional council functions.
Frome Town Council is currently made up entirely of independent councillors with no party affiliation and our brief was to create a modern democratic building which would be welcoming to all members of the public.
The facilities include serviced offices, meeting and consultation rooms, the restored council chamber and a café.
We look forward to seeing the Town Hall in action following its formal opening in April.
Frome Town Hall
January 26, 2017
The new Memorial Hall at The Cathedral School, Llandaff was officially opened earlier this month by the Most Revd Dr Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Llandaff.
The building replaces a post-war hall and provides the infants school with a multipurpose space for dining, PE and learning as well as a space for community use. It is a complex site within the Llandaff conservation area, working around existing trees, managing complex changes in levels whilst maximising the available space for the school both inside and out, including an extension to the nursery play area. This follows over eight years of development that NVB have seen through from master plan to completion.
January 16, 2017
Works start at Leighton Park School for a new music and media centre. The project includes 3 new music classrooms, recording facilities, practice rooms, media suite and new foyer attached to the existing school theatre.
January 9, 2017
NVB are delighted to be appointed to deliver a strategic masterplan for both the Senior and Prep schools for this local school.
The unique settings of both provide some exciting opportunities that we will be exploring with the pupils and staff over the coming months.
December 14, 2016
We are delighted to announce that Richard Paige (Director) has successfully passed the Passivhaus Institute examination and NVB now has an officially accredited Passivhaus Designer within the practice. We are particularly excited about exploring the Passivhaus approach on some of our future education projects.
December 12, 2016
NVB have been selected to provide Architectural services within Lot B (up to £4m) across all four regions. We very much look forward to delivering exciting projects for new and existing clients throughout the south west.
November 2, 2016
NVB have submitted a planning application for a small housing scheme on a steeply sloping infill site close to a town centre.
The scheme has been carefully designed to minimise the impact of development on a publicly accessible meadow which has high amenity value close to the town centre. Visual studies demonstrated that the building would not impact the existing skyline.
The buildings are designed to the highest possible Passivhaus standards with IFC walling, triple glazing, heat recovery systems, and a large array of PV cells for each unit.
October 24, 2016
The renewed outdoor play area for the reception classes at Warmley Park School is nearing completion. The rubber play surface and synthetic grass add much-needed colour. A canopy, sensory play equipment, low level play features and bamboo planting are intended to create a safe and stimulation space for the pupils, who have a range of learning and physical difficulties.
October 6, 2016
This Friday, 7th October, Dauntsey’s School are formally opening their new sports pavilion and teaching block. The two separate projects have run onsite consecutively over the last 2 years. Both buildings are now in use by the school and have been enhanced by NVB Landscape’s input including a re-designed landscape quad in the heart of the campus that reconnects the new teaching block, Awdry Sports Hall and Memorial Hall. The dining hall has also received an update with a new brise soleil and pedestrian link bridge.
We look forward to celebrating with the school tomorrow.
July 18, 2016
The three new tennis courts at Victoria Park (Mary Baily Playing Field) in Frome, Somerset were opened on Sunday 10th July. The project has already been a success of collaboration between Frome Selwood Tennis Club and Frome Town Council and improves the facilities in this key park in the town. This is the next phase of a master plan that NVB developed for the town council and continues to evolve. There were three courts in another part of the park that have been returned to grass. NVB managed the planning application and tender for a design and build contractor to build the courts. The courts have already been in use, being enjoyed by many people in the town.