Thames Gateway Project Background

News

What's happening at 3bd...

Steel Frame Erected for New Apartments Designed by 3bd!

20

May
Photo of steel frame

Construction now in progress for new apartments in the centre of Bristol designed by 3bd.

Outline Design Completed for Private Petrol Station in Lubumbashi, DRC, Completed!

3

May
Daytime visual of petrol station

3bd, as project architects, complete two design options of a Petrol Station for a private client in Lubumbashi, DRC. The development includes fuel areas, car wash, general grocery shop, cafe and a bank.

Conceptual Proposal for Mixed Use Development in Abu Dhabi Completed!

6

Apr
Hall elevation

3bd prepare a sketch design and feasibility assessment for a new mixed use development in Abu Dhabi. Our proposal included a simple design concept represented in 2D plans, sketches and sections plus a 3D digital model.

Outline Design for Multi-Purpose School Hall Completed!

19

Jan
Hall elevation

3bd, as project architects, complete the outline design for a new multi-purpose Hall and Classroom for Lycée Français Blaise Pascal School in Lubumbashi, DRC. The proposal is designed to sit comfortably in the surrounding landscape. The large sliding doors open onto the existing basketball court whilst the classroom block opens onto a new covered terrace connecting to the existing children's play area, walkways and classrooms behind.

Feasibility Study for Water Reticulation in Mokambo Completed!

30

November
Water reticulation diagram

3bd, as project architects, complete a feasibility study for the water reticulation in Mokambo, DRC. The project includes the installation of a maintenance free containerised water purification system, pumps, carbon filters, taps, solar powered pumps. The system will be installed and managed by the local population.

Design of New Residential Development Completed!

30

October
New residential development elevation

3bd, as project architects, complete the outline design of five 3 bedroom, contemporary, new private town houses in the Golf area of Lubumbashi, DRC. The development also includes a shared pavilion with a children's play area, gym, sauna and pool facilities. We are now preparing construction information.

3bd Team Expands!

1

September
marianna aguiar portrait

The Bristol 3bd team welcomes Mariana Aguiar, a recent graduate from University of Portsmouth. Her design eye and creative inspiration will improve our clients buildings and ensure we can deliver them even quicker!

Mixed use development feasibility study completed!

9

June
Concept design image

3bd complete a feasibility study of a mixed use development in the city of Lubumbashi, DRC. The development includes; retail and leisure facilities, cinemas, fitness and spa, offices, conference, sunset bar/restaurant and boutique apartments. The assessment established the capacity of the site, size of the building required, the potential construction costs, an indicative site layout and phasing strategy. 3bd have put themselves forward to continue as lead consultant and architects.

Mortimer Villa and Hall Restoration Completed!

29

May
Mortimer Villa photo

The conversion, renovation and extension of a grade 2* listed property in Bristol is completed. 3bd provided architectural services to assist the client in securing planning and listed building consents and prepare detailed construction information suitable for building control, construction contract tendering and construction.

3bd Appointed to Design New Private Spa!

23

March
Landscape photo

The owner of a large estate overlooking the bucolic Malvern Hills in Worcestershire has appointed 3bd as their architects for a new spa that is to include a swimming pool, spa pool, gym, steam room, sauna and large sun terrace. The design will be contemporary and compliment the existing grand main house.

3bd Secure Listed Building Consent for the Refurbishment of the Grade II Property!

1

February
Longbridge stove photo

The Local Authority Conservation Officer grants consent for the proposed works a the grade II registered property in Shepton Mallet, nr Bristol. The works include general internal refurbishment, addition of a en-suite, addition of a wood burning stove and the restoration of the external facades. The modern vinyl paint can now be removed from the external stone to limit further damage.

Refurbished and Extended Grade II* Listed Building Goes on Sale!

3

January
Lodge photo

The grade 2* Listed Lodge with extensively refurbished historic fabric and a contemporary extension in Bristol, delivered by 3bd Architects, has gone on sale. The historic refurbishment included the reinstatement of period fireplaces and the renovation of timber paneling and window shutters. The design of the new contemporary rear extension was successfully negotiated with the Local Conservation Officer and English Heritage and adds another two bedrooms with en-suites and dressing rooms and a large open plan dining and living area.

3bd Appointed to Manage Restoration of Grade II Listed Building!

7

November
Longbridge external photo

3bd Architects have been appointed to manage the refurbishment of two town houses and four apartments within a 350 year old listed building in Shepton Mallet, nr Bristol. The works will include the restoration of many historic features neglected by the previous owners and occupants.

New Houses in Tolsbury Near Completion!

15

September
New house external photo

The first in a development of four new luxury houses nears completion. Specifically designed by 3bd architects to take advantage of the distant views over the nearby estuary, these will certainly make stunning family homes.

New Houses in Clifton, Bristol Near to External Completion!

5

June
New house and listed building extension external photo

The external envelope of two new houses in Clifton, Bristol, near completion. The project includes the conversion and extension of three grade 2* listed buildings into houses and the construction of two new houses, including basements.

Outline design completed for a new pre, primary and secondary school!

23

May
Visualisation of the proposed design

3bd, as project architects, complete the outline design of a new pre-school, primary and secondary school. The design includes the use of locally produced bricks and tiles, bold colours and feature covered walkways and entrance canopies. The design report included relationship diagrams, site and building plans, digital model images (CGIs), area schedules and a construction cost budget.

Planning consent achieved for gable roof and large picture window!

6

May
Photo during construction of Darnet Road dwellings

3bd, as project architects, successfully negotiate with Maldon Planning Authority for the addition of gable roofs and large picture windows to take advantage of the coastal views.

Timber frames erected and cladding in progress!

18

Apr
Photo during construction of Darnet Road dwellings

Timber frames and roofs complete for plots 1 and 2 for the 3bd, architect designed, new houses in Tolsbury, Essex. The external facing brick and blocks ready to receive render are now under construction.

Conversion and extension to a Listed building in Bristol nears completion!

12

Mar
Photo of Mortimer House, Bristol

The construction works to the external shell of a grade II* listed building in Clifton, Bristol nears completion. The restoration of the historic building fabric and the construction of extensions and two new houses is completed to 3bd architects drawings and specification. Internal fit out of finishes and fittings to commence shortly.

New low carbon, architect designed, house gains planning consent!

24

Feb
Visualisation of proposed design of Elliston Road house, Bristol

3bd, as project architects, successfully negotiate planning consent for a new low carbon, sustainable house in Bristol. The Bristol Planning Authority accepted the contemporary design as a sensitive but contemporary response to the site, and conservation area, constraints.

The CLT frame for a large new luxury house is craned into position!

19

Feb
Photo of CLT erection of House at Shipley Road, Bristol

The Cross Laminated Timber (CLT aka XLAM) walls for a new luxury home in Bristol are delivered to site and craned into position. The, essentially huge, sheets of plywood have been coordinated by architects 3bd to ensure they match the clients agreed design and fit together perfectly on site after being machine cut in Germany.

3bd complete school feasibility study!

5

Feb
Plan of proposed school

3bd complete a study into the feasibility of a new school, sports facility and healthcare clinic for a local church community in the DRC city of Lubumbashi. The investigation established the size of the buildings required, assessment of the site, the potential construction costs, an indicative site layout and phasing strategy. 3bd have put themselves forward to continue the lead consultant and architects.

New low carbon home design submitted to LPA!

3

Jan
Image of digital model for Elliston Road House, Bristol

3bd submits the design of a new low carbon and sustainable dwelling in the suburbs of Bristol to the Local Planning Authority. The unusual form of the building is driven from the small, irregular shaped, plot and the proximity to adjacent properties. As the lead consultant and architects, 3bd will manage the application and negotiate changes to address any LPA concerns.

New luxury, low carbon home complete!

8

Dec
Photo of finished house on Merlin Haven, Wooton-under-Edge

Construction of a 3bd designed, low carbon, hempcrete filled timber frame, luxury dwelling completes. The client is excited to take possession of their contemporary new home with double height living spaces and floating stairs. Our role as the architects ensured the smooth delivery of the completed building.

Hotel design complete!

28

Nov
Image of digital model of propsoed hotel design

The design for a new hotel in Cameroon is completed. Facilities within the hotel include bar, restaurant, kitchen, en-suite bedrooms and bedroom suites. Construction is due to commence early 2014.

Luxury kitchen design complete!

3

Oct
Visualisation of proposed kitchen design

The design for a new private kitchen in Ndola, Zambia has been completed. The specification required the selection of new kitchen fixtures and fittings, wall coverings, lighting, heating, ventilation and loose furniture.

Basement excavation complete!

7

Aug
Photo of basement excavation for new house in Bristol

The basement excavation for a new 4 storey luxury house, designed and detailed by 3bd, in Bristol is competed.

Residential outline design complete!

20

Jul
Image of digital model for new residential development

The outline design of 32, 3 bedroom contemporary clay brick dwellings with shared recreational facilities in the centre of Lubumbashi, DRC, is completed. Awaiting client approval.

Frame erection complete!

14

Jun
Photo of frame erection for new house near Bristol

The low carbon, prefabricated hempcrete wall panels for our sustainable new dwelling in Gloucestershire have been assembled.

Mortimer House shell construction commences!

03

Jun
Photo of works to new houses in Bristol

Following the successful completion of the enabling works and site clearance the shell construction contractor has started on site.

Basement construction complete!

10

May
Photo of completed basement to new home near Bristol

The concrete basement for the 3bd designed, low carbon, dwelling in Wootton-under-Edge is completed. Whilst the concrete cures the prefabricated hempcrete wall panels are being fabricated ready for erection in June.

New swimming pool and pool house under construction!

02

Apr
Photo of construction of new pool and pool house near Bristol

Construction is underway on our design for a new outdoor swimming pool and pool house for a private client south of Bristol. The new pool house will take advantage of the stunning long distance views north and open directly onto the south facing terrace adjacent to the pool.

Restaurant Design Complete!

18

Mar
Visualistion of proposed restaurant refurbishment

3bd complete the design of the new Bar and VIP area of the Au Petit Gourmet Restaurant in Lubumbashi. Construction to start imminently.

Construction Commences!

17

Feb
Site photo of new house near Bristol

Construction has now started on our Wotton-under-Edge low carbon home. A three storey timber and limecrete framed building with large south facing glazing, double height spaces and cantilevered car port.

Contractor: R. Williams

Frame: Hemcrete

Concept design for a project in Lubumbashi complete!

19

Jan
Photo of a physical model for a new Government building

Concept design and 1:1,000 physical model for a project in Lubumbashi completed. The scope and content of the project will remain undisclosed until further notice.

Concept design: 3bd architecture + design

Physical Model: Amalgam model makers

Photographs: Mbachi Kaluba

Village Chapwe Outline Design Completed!

5

Dec
Image of digital model of a residential development

The outline design of 5 luxury villas in the centre of Lubumbashi, DRC, is completed. Construction to start in 2013.

MCK Truck Depot Completed!

20

Nov
Photo of completed truck depot

3bd oversee the completion of a truck repair depot, warehouse and associated offices. Our on-site presence ensured the construction team delivered a building that matched the drawings and level of quality we'd specified.

Planning Permission at Merlin Haven Granted!

15

Sep
Site photo of location for new house near Bristol

3bd secure planning consent for a new private dwelling on the edge of an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Planning Permission Granted for Uplands Farm Swimming Pool!

17

Aug
Site photo of location of new pool near Bath and Bristol

3bd secure planning consent for a new outdoor swimming pool in an area of outstanding natural beauty, conservation area and greenbelt.

Planning Permission for Mortimer House Restoration Granted!

12

Mar
Photo of the listed building Mortimer House, Bristol

In partnership with Clear Future: Architecture, 3bd secure planning permission for the conversion of the Grade II* listed Mortimer House back into a single, grand, home. The design includes the conversion of the remaining buildings on site to three family homes and the construction of two new dwellings with basement accommodation.

3bd Relocate to Stokes Croft

3

Jan
Photo of the new 3bd studio

3bd's UK base relocates from rural Keynsham to the centre of Bristol.