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New Year Picture 3

January 23, 2014

Image 3 - Rook Lane No 3 in a series of 9: 2014 – New Beginnings

After a hectic year, the staff of NVB and Rook Lane celebrated Christmas in style with a candle lit dinner in the chapel. 2014 is set to be one of the best years yet for Rook Lane. The programme at the chapel is now managed by NVB Architects, with Rook Lane Arts Trust retaining a base at the chapel to continue their charitable activities.  The venue is now known simply as “Rook Lane”, and 2014 will see the start of an ambitious new programme, incorporating contemporary visual arts, architecture events and exhibitions, and education and outreach programmes.  This will run alongside the usual programme of music, performance and community events. The chapel is also now available for private hire – and continues to be a popular venue for wedding ceremonies, elegant banquets and parties.

The arts programme for the New Year has kicked off with a sell-out run of classical concerts, and will continue in February with Free the Words, an exhibition about recent adventures in outdoor literacy with school groups.  There is also new series of Architecture Club talks, featuring Ed Hollis, Hugh Broughton and Tom Dykhoff, plus some rather interesting visual arts on the horizon for this summer.

We’re looking forward to 2014 – why not come and join us…?


New Year Picture 2

January 22, 2014

Image 2 - HengistburyNo 2 in a series of 9 from our New Year Postcard

The soft opening of the new Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre took place just before Christmas.  The project combines an existing thatched barn with a new straw bale walled extension to create a new centre for the many and diverse people who visit Hengistbury Head.  During January the shop is being fitted out ready for a spring permanent opening.  Go and visit.  It is a beautiful place.

For more details of the project click here.




New Year Picture 1

January 21, 2014

Image 1 - TCS LlandaffNo 1 in a series of 9 from our New Year Postcard

The Infants and Nursery Department of The Cathedral School, Llandaff moved into their new home.  Click here for details

We look forward to completing the next exciting project at The Cathedral School in 2014, with a new classroom building which completes the school’s expansion to provide a new 6th Form.





New Year New Postcard

January 20, 2014

NVB New Year 2014 PostcardOur New Year postcard has just been sent out giving a small glimpse of 2014 at NVB.

For the next nine days we will be posting one of the pictures on the front, with a little story explaining what it is all about.

We have quite a lot of interesting things on the go which our postcard only hints at. So please come back and visit us (for at least the next nine days).


Sir Ben Ainslie opens new sports centre

October 24, 2013

Sir Ben Ainslie took questions from pupils at Truro School at the official opening of the new “Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre” yesterday. The whole school (over 1000 pupils including the Prep and Pre-Prep school)  staff, govenors and guests gathered in the new 8 court hall for the unvieling of the plaque commemorating the day. The Headmaster congratulated all those that helped deliver the new facility “On time and on budget”. We hope to have pictures of all the facilities on the site as soon as possible. (Squash, changing rooms, classrooms, dance studio, fitness suite etc.)IMG_0987

Lovely note of thanks from a housemaster at Epsom College

September 19, 2013

“I just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts on Carr house.  The boys and I are absolutely delighted and everyone that has come to look around is very impressed.  The spaces are working well and there is more work going on than ever before.  We have even discovered a new phenomenon ‘the house proud boy’ and they are almost competing to have the tidiest study. I’ve attached our moving in photo and just wanted to express all our gratitude for such an excellent job.”

New Director Appointed

September 17, 2013

We are delighted to announce that James McGillivray has agreed to join us as a director. James has been with the practice since 2005 and has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from two visitors centres in Dorset to schools in London, Cardiff and Bristol.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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