Woods Hardwick have won a top international prize for its Harrods/Studio Frantzén project at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2023.
Studio Frantzén is a two-storey Asian/Nordic-influenced rooftop dining concept in partnership with multi-Michelin star chef, Bjorn Frantzén, and is set within the fifth and sixth floors of the iconic Grade II* listed Harrods store in Knightsbridge, London.
The latest research by Woods Hardwick, the independent architecture, engineering, planning and surveying consultants, has shown that England’s green belt covers 12.5% of the nation’s total land area and could facilitate the construction of over 73.7m new-build plots - with just 1.4% of green belt land required to deliver the government’s target of 1m homes by the next election.
This week, Michael Gove announced that the government wants to turn their focus to empty retail outlets to help address the housing crisis by converting them into flats to avoid building on the green belt.
Woods Hardwick have been successful in reaching the finals of the SME Bedfordshire Business Awards 2023 in collaboration with Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce.
Great news for long-standing Bedford employer, Richardson Milling UK (formerly Jordans Cereals) having secured planning consent to transform their site on Mile Road.Woods Hardwick’s planners, architects and engineers have worked together to deliver a masterplan that will allow Richardson Milling UK to expand their existing milling and production facility.
Planning Director Paul Woods shares what Levelling Up could mean for the High Street at British BIDS event
Yesterday Planning Director Paul Woods alongside Centre for the New Midlands’ Chris Smith, presented at the British BIDS conference, looking at the Levelling Up agenda and what it means for UK High Streets.The event focused on BIDs, Culture and Communities, looking at how they can work together to drive economic growth and help their communities - with the main message; the need for greater collaboration.
Bedford Borough Council has published a report on the Local Plan 2040 that is to be presented to the Council’s Executive on 27th April 2022.The report advises Members of the issues raised in response to the Regulation 18 Draft Plan: Strategy Options and Draft policies consultation that took place between June and September 2021 and presents an overview of the Local Plan 2040 ‘Plan for Submission’ (Regulation 19 Stage), with the draft Plan appended to the report. It sets out the proposed development strategy and the next steps for the plan. The Executive is asked to agree, subject to any amendments, the plan for public consultation.