It has been a tremendous year for Woods Hardwick. With a focus on working together as one family across architecture, engineering, planning and surveying, we have developed some wonderful relationships
This month we held our first Company Away Day. Bringing together almost 90 people from our Bedford and Birmingham offices, we held the event at Whittlebury Hall - a great
The landscape is changing (literally) as the UK marketplace evolves to meet changing consumer habits. The future in Britain - at least along major access routes - is looking increasingly
Central in location but can Bedfordshire capitalise on the OxCam Arc – a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity?
Last month saw the start of examinations on the Local Plans of two of the authorities located in the centre of the planned Oxford - Milton Keynes - Cambridge Arc. Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) and Bedford Borough Council (BBC) sit in the ‘Central Area’ of the Growth Corridor - right at the heart of what is already hailed as one of the most innovative and economically successful areas of the UK. But the question is, do their Local Plans acknowledge this great opportunity and are they ready to capitalise on the huge investment in new infrastructure right on our doorstep?
Simon Bennett, Director at Woods Hardwick explains how! Robbie Williams won an unlikely planning battle late last year with his next door neighbour Jimmy Page. The trouble was caused by Williams’s plans to construct a basement beneath his west London garden, and the episode has highlighted rising tensions about the increasingly ambitious — and disruptive — construction work beneath London properties.
We attended the Built Environment Networking’s inaugural Midlands Development Conference last week. With some great speakers, including Lord Bob Kerslake and Birmingham City Council CEO, Dawn Baxendale, our team from our Birmingham office came away excited about what the future holds.