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.
Last Friday saw the third Woods Hardwick Football tournament at AFC Kempston Rovers’ ground. With the last tournament taking place in 2019, it’s been a long time coming!The evening started in entertaining fashion with a 3-0 victory to team DevCon, despite the great efforts from renowned shot-stopper, Calum Wilson for TechCommIT Utd (a mix of our Technical and Commercial Architecture departments).
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.
Paul Wright joined Woods Hardwick as an Associate in our Residential Architecture team in August 2021.A RIBA Chartered Architect with experience working both in practice and for a residential developer, Paul shares more about his role and why a career in architecture is so rewarding.
Milton Keynes Council is updating their evidence base to inform the preparation of a new local plan for development through to 2050. A key part of this is a Land
Planning Director Russell Gray attended Day One of the Built Environment Networking’s Oxford-Cambridge Arc Conference.The feeling in the room was clear from the start - a real concern of political inertia at the national level; that the Government is no longer as committed to the Arc, with the lack of any mention in the recent Comprehensive Spending Review evidence of this.
There was a rather spooky spectacle in our Bedford office to celebrate Halloween.Our ‘Spooktacular’ Halloween lunch brought out some amazing tricks, treats and costumes! We were also raising money for the Prebend Street Day Centre, a charity supporting rough sleepers and the homeless in Bedford.
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.
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.