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MARCH 2015

Auckland Castle Planning Approval

We have received planning approval and Listed Building Consent for the restoration and extension to Auckland Castle in Co. Durham. The project involves repairs and alterations to the existing listed buildings, a new museum extension and a visitor reception building facing the town square. Given the high sensitivity of this unique site, the planning process took almost one year, involving a very constructive dialogue with English Heritage and Durham County Council. The designs had overwhelming support from local people.


MARCH 2015

Jacob’s Ladder Article

Jacob’s Ladder, the first stand-alone house built by this practice has been put on the market fifteen years after it was built. In a special article in the Sunday Times Property Supplement it was described by Kevin McCloud as “The only house in the whole country that takes my breath away… This is how 21st-century rural houses should be designed,”