DEAFBLIND SCOTLAND LEARNING & RESOURCE CENTRE

Called ‘The Field of Dreams’, this project offers deafblind people more opportunities to learn, enjoy a range of subjects, collaborate and become more familiar with the ever growing world of IT

Deafblind Scotland Learning & Resource Centre

The 7,500 square foot building completed in June 2017 provides a centre of excellence for deafblind people with a centre for training and development, a daily resource for more than 300 deafblind people in the Glasgow area, and a further resource for the 2,700 people across Scotland who are severely dual sensory impaired.

Called ‘The Field of Dreams’, the £1.8m project will offer deafblind people more opportunities to learn, to enjoy a range of subjects, collaborate and to become more familiar with the every growing world of IT with the assistance of specially adapted technology and equipment.

Clark Contracts and their design team have been instrumental in the delivery of the project with a hands on and approachable attitude. The team made the language of construction accessible to us all at Deafblind Scotland which in turn made the process inclusive for everyone.

Ruth Dorman – Chief Executive, Deafblind Scotland

LOCATION: LENZIE

CLIENT: DEAFBLIND SCOTLAND

VALUE: £1.8m

COMPLETION: 2017
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: EDUCATION, COMMERCIAL
CONTRACTOR: CLARK CONTRACTS

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: CHARLES SCOTT & PARTNERS
SERVICES: INGEN TECHNICAL SERVICES
COST CONSULTANT: HG CONSULTING

CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL WHITE WATER SURF FACILITY

A new indoor ‘Flowrider’ Surf Facility in Cardiff Bay

Cardiff International White Water Surf Facility

Austin-Smith:Lord was commissioned by Cardiff Council to design a new indoor ‘Flowrider’ Surf Facility at the existing Cardiff International White Water Rafting Centre in Cardiff Bay.

The building is designed to compliment and extend the existing facility and responds to the curve of the white-water rafting course that flows in front of it, with a full width spectator balcony under the roof canopy to provide expansive views over the course. Almost the entire interior of the new building is occupied by the Flowrider and large spectator lounge.

The surf facility enhances the existing Centre and increases its appeal. The extension adds another dimension to the Cardiff International White Water Centre, turning it into a leading South Wales water sports resort, raising its profile locally, nationally and beyond.

LOCATION: CARDIFF

CLIENT: CARDIFF COUNCIL

VALUE: £1.9M

COMPLETION: 2013
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE
SECTOR: COMMERCIAL / LEISURE
CONTRACTOR: WRW CONSTRUCTION

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: BINGHAM HALL PARTNERSHIP LTD
SERVICES: TROUP BYWATERS & ANDERS
COST CONSULTANT: CARDIFF COUNCIL

PONTYPOOL MARKET HALL

Design team leader, architect and conservation architect to undertake a multi phase project for the restoration of the Pontypool Market Hall

Pontypool Market Hall

Austin-Smith:Lord was appointed by Torfaen County Borough Council as
design team leader, architect and conservation architect to undertake a multi phase project for the restoration of the Pontypool Market Hall.

The project includes the extensive restoration and refurbishment of the existing Victorian Market Hall and adjacent Jubilee Building and the insertion of contemporary new build elements.

Our design proposals reinvented the buildings and have placed them back at the heart of the community in Pontypool. The roofs, ceilings, steelwork and floors were restored to give a fresh feel to the interior of the building. The new stalls are sympathetic to the historic stalls which were also restored and their timber frames painted a selection of colours to give the market a vibrancy reflecting the produce on sale.

An amazing set of drawings!, I am really impressed with the proposed designs.

Stephen Peel – Conservation officer, Torfaen County Borough Council

LOCATION: PONTYPOOL

CLIENT: TORFAEN COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

VALUE: £1.9M

COMPLETION: 2013
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, CONSERVATION
SECTOR: COMMERCIAL, RETAIL

STRUCTURES: VALE CONSULTING
SERVICES: HOLLOWAY PARTNERSHIP
COST CONSULTANT: TORFAEN COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE OFFICES

Collaboration with American architectural firm Interior Architects (IA) on a major office conversion and fit-out at HPE’s Erskine Campus

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Offices

Austin-Smith:Lord have collaborated with American architectural firm Interior Architects (IA) on a major office conversion and fit-out of assembly and storage space at HPE’s Erskine Campus.  The new office space provides a high density, high quality working environment for one of HPE new business groups which requires the full integration of ‘official sensitive’ their designated IT infrastructure.

The new office accommodates 450 desk spaces within a former warehouse shell and is subdivided in a number of work zones with a variety of centralised meeting spaces organised around a central island mezzanine.  The project also includes dedicated ancillary spaces such as tea points, pantries, toilets and admin support zones.

A new ‘grab and go’ café with additional welfare spaces built within the Campus’s main Atrium thoroughfare was also included within the overall commission.

As IA concentrate exclusively on interior architecture, ASL supported them with statutory approvals, modifications to the building fabric and the design of the external 217 car park and landscape.

Image credit: SG Photography / Overbury

LOCATION: ERSKINE

CLIENT: INTERIOR ARCHITECTS

VALUE: CONFIDENTIAL

COMPLETION: 2017
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: COMMERCIAL
CONTRACTOR: OVERBURY

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: AECOM
SERVICES: AECOM
COST CONSULTANT: BRUCE SHAW

ARDROSSAN QUAYSIDE

A new mixed-use commercial complex on Ardrossan Quayside.

Ardrossan Quayside Commercial Complex

Irvine Bay Regeneration Company appointed Austin-Smith:Lord to masterplan and design a new mixed-use commercial complex on Ardrossan Quayside. This forms part of the national regeneration priority to transform the North Ayrshire towns of Irvine, Kilwinning, Saltcoats, Ardrossan and Stevenston.

The new facility aims to enhance the existing sense of place at a key gateway to Ayrshire, Arran and the Firth of Clyde. It also provides a convivial place for work and leisure where synergies between the marina, offices, boatyard, chandlery, and the (future) hotel, aim to create a thriving destination catering for visitors arriving by land and sea.  The development has been designed to be implemented in phases, as an integral mixed use complex, comprising offices, retail, cafe/restaurant/bar and a hotel; the hotel building will be developed separately.

The completed building has been designed to maximise the wonderful setting with stunning views across the Firth, whilst offering dry and wet weather facilities which will be attractive to sailors, day-trippers, tourists, businesses and, critically, residents of the town and local area. The development also addresses the client’s aspirations for the Commercial Complex to incorporate cost effective innovation, sustainability and where relevant green technology.

The offices are naturally ventilated with views to and from the harbour exploited by the clear floor plates and continuous glazed façades.  A simple palette of materials have been used (brick and curtain walling) carefully chosen to acknowledges the adjacent historical power house, recently converted into an Italian Restaurant, and to provide a striking and robust modern building within its quayside context.

LOCATION: ARDROSSAN

CLIENT: IRVINE BAY REGENERATION CO

VALUE: £3m

COMPLETION: 2015
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE
SECTOR: COMMERCIAL
CONTRACTOR: ASHLEIGH

STRUCTURES: WILL RUDD DAVIDSON
SERVICES: RSP CONSULTING ENGINEERS
COST CONSULTANT: FAITHFUL + GOULD

TARA STREET STATION AIR RIGHTS DEVELOPMENT

Concept design for a 14-story office tower over central Dublin’s busiest station

Tara Street Station Air Rights Development

Tara Street is the busiest station in central Dublin serving over 25,000 passengers at peak times. In order to fund the redevelopment and expansion of the concourse and passenger facilities, Austin-Smith:Lord worked closely with Irish Rail Architects, Iarnròd Éireann, AECOM and commercial advisors

Lisneys to develop a concept design, by Adamsons Associates, for a 14 storey office tower over the station with views to the River Liffey. Our work was completed on time and within budget, enabling the client to secure planning permission.

LOCATION: DUBLIN

CLIENT: IARNRÒD ÉIREANN

VALUE: £80m

COMPLETION: 2012
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE
SECTOR: TRANSPORT, COMMERCIAL

STRUCTURES: AECOM
SERVICES: AECOM
COST CONSULTANT: BRUCE SHAW PARTNERSHIP

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CLYDE GATE MASTERPLAN, URBAN REALM + OFFICE DEVELOPMENT

Masterplan, public realm and office development

Clyde Gate

Austin-Smith:Lord were commissioned to prepare a masterplan for the low quality industrial area at Cable Depot Road, in conjunction with the proposed expansion of the NHS Golden Jubilee National Hospital .

We were subsequently commissioned to provide Landscape Architecture Services to deliver enabling works to one of the key sites identified within Clydebank Re-built’s Business Plan and the Clyde Gate Masterplan.

Following the successful completion of the enabling works, we were commissioned to design the first 1,100 m² pavilion on the site. The pavilion consists of a children’s nursery at ground floor level and offices on the first and second floors.

LOCATION: CLYDEBANK

CLIENT: CLYDEBANK RE-BUILT

VALUE: PUBLIC REALM £2.4m, OFFICE £1.7M

COMPLETION: 2010
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN, MASTERPLANNING, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: URBAN REGENERATION
CONTRACTOR: LAND ENGINEERING (SCOTLAND) LTD

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: WILL RUDD DAVIDSON
SERVICES: MOTT MACDONALD
COST CONSULTANT: THE NEILSON PARTNERSHIP

AWARDS: 2009 ROSES DESIGN AWARD

PICCADILLY PLACE MASTERPLAN + EXTERNAL WORKS

One of the largest urban regeneration projects to be built outside London in the last 20 years

Piccadilly Place Masterplan + External Works

Piccadilly Place is one of the largest urban regeneration projects to be built outside London in the last 20 years. Austin-Smith:Lord has played a key role in delivering the scheme for Argent and The Carlyle Group by first developing the masterplan and then designing the largest office building on the site, 3 Piccadilly Place. The masterplan includes high quality public realm, a hotel, four office buildings, residential accommodation and retail spaces together with over four floors of underground parking. In the role of concept designers, Austin-Smith:Lord coordinated the work of six architects and artists within the overall scheme.

Designed in 2005, 3 Piccadilly Place was the first office building in the North West of England to achieve the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Piccadilly Place is an area of public realm in which everyone can be proud. This stunning space is an impressive welcome to the UK’s second city for the millions of visitors that come through Piccadilly, while simultaneously offering a cool oasis of calm in the centre of it all. The red clay paver is reminiscent of many of Manchester’s historic mills and Victorian municipal buildings and forges an important link between the contemporary piazza and the city around it.

Clive Bartlam – Project Director, Argent

LOCATION: MANCHESTER

CLIENT: ARGENT ESTATES LTD/CARLYLE GROUP

VALUE: £125m

COMPLETION: 2008
SERVICE: LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: MASTERPLANNING, ARCHITECTURE
CONTRACTOR: CARILLION PLC

STRUCTURES: TIER CONSULTING
SERVICES: SHEPHERD ENGINEERING SERVICES
COST CONSULTANT: FAITHFUL + GOULD

AWARDS: 2008 PROPERTY WEEK NORTH WEST ‘COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR’

THREE PICCADILLY PLACE

Mixed use development of 97,000m2 comprising offices, hotel, residential apartments, shopping, food and drink over three levels of underground parking

Three Piccadilly Place

Located within the city centre and the Piccadilly Regeneration area, Piccadilly Place is a mixed use development of 97,000 square metres comprising offices, hotel, residential apartments, shopping, food and drink over three levels of underground parking. The gateway site creates a new entrance to Manchester whether arriving by train or by car from the South.

The masterplan augments existing routes around and through the site with the creation of a new pedestrian footbridge connecting to Piccadilly Station. Austin-Smith:Lord’s masterplan is realised through buildings by several architects including our own Three Piccadilly Place, 250,000 sqft of speculative office space clad in a copper zinc alloy.

Austin-Smith:Lord has risen to the challenge of this complex city centre project, coordinating the work of six architects and various artists within their overall scheme. They have responded to the various interests of our joint landowners, Manchester City Council and Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive; Planning and Building Control and Council Access Officers, amongst others.

We continue to be impressed with the commitment and service that Austin-Smith:Lord has and continues to provide.
Tony Giddings – Construction Director, Argent Estates Ltd

LOCATION: MANCHESTER

CLIENT: ARGENT ESTATES LTD

VALUE: £28m

COMPLETION: 2008
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: COMMERCIAL
CONTRACTOR: CARILLION PLC

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: TIER CONSULTING
SERVICES: SHEPHERD ENGINEERING SERVICES
COST CONSULTANT: FAITHFUL + GOULD

ORBIT INNOVATION CENTRE

The £4.5 million Orbit Innovation Centre, for Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, provides a focus for enterprise facilities for the County Borough. The building provides training and skills development facilities; Managed Workspace; a Business Support Centre; Anchor Tenant Units; and ancillary facilities including large meeting rooms and kitchen facilities.

Orbit Innovation Centre

The £4.5 million Orbit Innovation Centre, for Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, provides a focus for enterprise facilities for the County Borough. The building provides training and skills development facilities; Managed Workspace; a Business Support Centre; Anchor Tenant Units; and ancillary facilities including large meeting rooms and kitchen facilities.

The building is located on the site adjacent the new Welsh Government Building at Rhyd Y Car and is highly prominent on the approach to the town from the A470. The building seeks to embrace the existing site, stand with its own identity, and yet compliment the impressive Welsh Assembly Government regional office building nearby.

LOCATION: MERTHYR TYDFIL

CLIENT: MERTHYR TYDFIL COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

VALUE: £4.5m

COMPLETION: 2008
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE, INTERIOR DESIGN
SECTOR: COMMERCIAL
CONTRACTOR: WILLMOT DIXON

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: JUBB
SERVICES: WILLMOT DIXON
COST CONSULTANT: WILLMOT DIXON