April 20, 2021
Communication is everything. If we can’t sell our idea, it stays on the drawing board and if we can’t deliver the promise, we don’t get asked back for the next project. We are sometimes asked by clients about the reliability of our in-house visualisations and we think this is a good example of delivering what we promised as the project nears completion. All we need is the trees in leaf and the children back after the holidays.
April 15, 2021
We are delighted to welcome Mimi Tam to the NVB team to help with our growing workload. Mimi joins us from the University of Bath where she is undertaking her undergraduate bachelor’s degree (RIBA Part I). It is great to have her on board and we look forward to being back in the office soon and actually meeting her in person!
April 13, 2021
We are delighted to be working at Robert Blake Science College again 10 years after completion of the school with BAM Construction. The building and landscape were looking fantastic on a moody spring day last week when we visited. It was great to be able to tour the building with the school and see how well the building is being used and cared for. We are now looking at some sustainable adaption of the building to meet changing needs.
March 18, 2021
Congratulations to Gabby Ziliute who recently passed her Part III professional exams to become an architect and did so despite the additional challenges presented by the pandemic. Gabby joined us in 2018 bringing with her experience of both architectural and public realm landscape work making her a great fit for our team. She has since worked on a range of projects including education projects at a range of scales and also a large scale urban expansion scheme. We look forward to seeing her career develop further.
NVB has a long association with the University of Bath providing placements for students, many of whom have returned to join us full time as graduates. We have benefited greatly from their talents and their diverse range of life experiences. Long may it continue.
January 21, 2021
We are excited to be developing plans for a new house in rural Wiltshire with expansive views towards Salisbury Plain. Sitting on the edge of a village, it is conceived as a cluster of small buildings connected by a covered walkway. The building is surrounded by character gardens and addresses a large wildflower meadow which is to include a swimming pond and rewilding areas.
January 13, 2021
This week brought some great progress photographs of our new Aldenham Prep School as it nears completion. The challenges of the pandemic have meant that good teamwork and communication have been essential in keeping the project moving.
The 1,900 sq. m building will provide a new home for the prep school and nursery with excellent facilities for both indoor and outdoor learning. NVB were tasked with creating a building which made a strong positive impression on the arriving visitor, but yet is the right scale to make young children feel at home. Our architectural and landscape teams worked hand in hand to seamlessly blend the building and play areas on this sensitive Green Belt site.
The team has included our clients Aldenham Prep School, Bidwells, Stace, Rumball Sedgwick, Phoenix Construction, Integral Engineering Design, and BSD-SVM. The project is due for completion later this spring.