Ben McShane joined Woods Hardwick as a Graduate Planner at the height of lockdown.He explains how he is settling in, the exciting times ahead for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, and what to expect if you are considering a career in planning.
In a Government consultation running until 12 October, people across Oxford and Cambridge Arc have the opportunity to contribute to the long-term development of our area.The outcomes of the consultation will help to shape and enhance the infrastructure, environment and new developments in the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. The plan will be developed by Government, informed by engagement with local communities and stakeholders, and will have sustainability at its core.
Back in January 2020, Woods Hardwick’s architects and engineers secured outline planning permission for Denison Investments for a site off Yelnow Lane, Sharnbrook, a highly desirable village location situated in North Bedfordshire.Through our existing knowledge and experience of the site, the Woods Hardwick’s architectural team continued to support the site’s developer, Dandara Ltd, in successfully securing planning permission for the subsequent reserved matters application for 51 family homes.
For any budding architectural technicians or technologists out there, find out what it’s really like working as part of our growing architecture team.Jake Snooks is a Junior Architectural Technician in our Bedford office. He joined Woods Hardwick in October 2020, and over the last 10 months has been busy supporting our Residential Architecture team.
As the world starts to open up and almost all legal restrictions are lifted, we are working with our employees to establish what our new working world should look like.
We are celebrating the news that an Inspector has granted planning permission for our planning team’s appeals for a cross-boundary scheme of up to 100 new homes on an unallocated greenfield site in the Green Belt in St Albans District and Welwyn Hatfield Borough, for client, Canton Ltd.
Unconditional contracts have been exchanged for Bellway and Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Group to acquire a parcel of land on which it will build 1,200 homes in
Jewers Doors’ new purpose-built factory and office building in Biggleswade is ready to handover this week after a 26 week build programme by Parkway Construction. Designed by Woods Hardwick’s commercial architecture
The Woods Hardwick Planning team has secured detailed planning permission for half a million sq ft of employment space on behalf of Tritax Symmetry! This is Central Bedfordshire’s first ‘net