Interior of remodelled 1970’s office building

2019-06-17T08:53:19+01:00June 14, 2019|

Good to see the completion of York House, a 1970's office development remodelled with a Georgian facade as part of a Local Plan. We designed and specified the interior of the building; comprising of the main entrance and common areas, lighting, washrooms, flooring and finishes. The ground floor are retail units and upper floors modern open [...]

Permitted development rights

2019-06-16T18:26:11+01:00May 29, 2019|

Homeowners will be allowed to carry on building large house extensions without full planning permission under the Permitted Development Rights after the government announced it was making temporary rules permanent. Under the permitted development rights homeowners can put a single-storey rear extension on their property extending up to 6m for terraced or semi-detached homes, or 8m for [...]

Soft seating to reception hub

2019-06-16T18:27:44+01:00May 21, 2019|

Contract interior project completed with the addition of a stylish upholstered wire-base sofa and oak tripod floor light with a woven fabric shade. The additional lighting, use of materials and textures has softened the reception 'hub' space and created a focal point. Visitors and colleagues use the soft seating for informal meetings, socialising, relaxation, study and working [...]

Our brand colour evolves

2019-06-16T18:28:24+01:00May 15, 2019|

Our brand started out in 1985 with a yellow identity which was perfect for the time. By the mid-90s we moved to a blue palette that successfully saw us through to the last major change in 2009 and Pantone Red 032 #EF3340. This was used to good effect across our traditional printed stationery, advertising, signage, website and [...]

Jim Downer and Ted Hughes poem for children, ‘Timmy the Tug’

2019-06-16T18:29:19+01:00April 24, 2019|

I first met Jim Downer, an exhibition designer, when at T&G Display Studios in the late 1970s. My memory is of visits to his meticulously organised north London studio to collect wonderfully detailed drawings which T&G as stand contractors would go on to build. Jim conceived and illustrated the recently discovered Ted Hughes poem for children Timmy [...]

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