May 4, 2017
We came across an old marketing brochure this week from 1980 when we were still known as Vallis and Associates and apart from the fantastic Princess Di hair, the thing that struck us was that the client list includes quite a number of organisations which we are still working for. We pride ourselves on building long term relationships and in finishing a job properly once we are committed and we make this point every time we are pitching for new work, but it is nice to have something from the archives to back it up.
April 26, 2017
NVB has once again achieved ‘Gold Standard’ in the latest Customer Satisfaction Survey. Completed as part of the continuing ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification, the survey drew responses from a range of current and recent clients and was undertaken by independent auditors, Customer Services Ltd. With a satisfaction mark of 87% the Practice continues to improve on recent years with its continued focus on delivering and exceeding client expectations across all our schemes.
April 20, 2017
NVB Architects are delighted to have handed over the new church hall at Holy Apostles Church in Cheltenham. The practice are pleased to have been associated with this project which has updated the church hall for the 21st Century. The church hall was officially opened on Easter Sunday.
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.