Season's Greetings from Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture
We are on the move...
On Wednesday 15th January 2020 we will be moving in to our new offices. We look forward to welcoming you there very soon. In the meantime, please update your records with our new details
Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture
16–24 Underwood Street
Our telephone number and email addresses remain the same
2019 has been an exciting year for all at Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture as we continue to grow, expand in to new sectors and build on our expertise and relationships with existing clients. We look forward to developing on this great year in 2020 as we prepare to wave goodbye to our home in Gospel Oak and begin planning for life in our new studios on Underwood Street.
Large Scale - Mixed Use - Urban Housing - Brent
We are currently working on a ground-breaking project in the London Borough of Brent that we hope will be the tallest Cross Laminated Timber building in the UK. The mixed use scheme will be the new home to an adult education centre at ground level, with affordable workspace below rising up to 9 storeys of 100% social housing above, providing homes and opportunities for some of our capital’s most vulnerable people. By combining our knowledge of both the education and residential sectors we have found ways these typologies can compliment each other which allow for heat exchanges between the two, saving on the total carbon emissions and energy bills for all that will call it home.
Medium Scale - Hillside School - Special Educational Needs - Derbyshire
We are delighted to announce that during 2019 we secured planning permission for a special educational needs school in Derbyshire. We have also prepared tender documentation and anticipate starting on site in 2020. The school is planned as a “family” of wings connected by a central circulation link in order to provide a homely yet uncluttered learning environment that is non-clinical and fully inclusive. In doing this, the design aims to maximise student’s independence and choice to enhance their self-esteem and confidence.
Small Scale - Health led park regeneration - Worthing
2019 was also a successful year for bidding as we won the opportunity to design a new cafe and visitor centre space that acts as the catalyst for regeneration of parkland on the south coast near Brighton. The new cafe will be both a gateway from the park’s east entrance and a focal point from the coast whilst providing a starting point for a new science and discovery walk around the park’s lake. The semi-autonomous proposal utilises its lakeside setting by providing heat through a water source heat pump, energy through photovoltaics and minimises its waste through composting and a biodigester. Through testing innovations at a small scale we hope to bring new ideas and changes to our large scale projects.
Thanks to all our friends, clients and collaborators and best wishes for 2020.
From all at Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture
Posted 19 December 2019