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23 Oct 2017

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Barton Willmore Edinburgh Practice News
Stuart Bishop with new recruits at Barton Willmore Edinburgh office
23 Oct – Barton Willmore has bolstered its architecture team with nine new recruits as it continues with ambitious growth plans in Scotland.
The professional services firm, which spans all aspects of planning, master planning and design, is investing in its architecture division following a number of high profile contract wins:
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12 Spe 2017
Pennywell Living Regeneration, Edinburgh, Scotland
Pennywell Living Regeneration housing design
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Pennywell Living Edinburgh Development
12 Sep – Planning permission for the next phase of regeneration at thePennywell Living development has been submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council.
The application, from regeneration firm Urban Union and architects and town planners Barton Willmore, includes plans for 315 dwellings – comprising 175 flats and 140 houses.

Gullane Building Redevelopment, East Lothian, Scotland

7 Jun – International architecture practice Barton Willmore has secured planning permission in principle for up to 125 residential units on the site of Henderson House, the former Fire & Rescue Service College, in Gullane, East Lothian, subject to the signing of a planning agreement.

The training college closed in early 2015 as part of the national restructuring of the Fire and Rescue Service estate upon formation of a single national service. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) now intend to reinvest the proceeds from the sale of the site in to capital projects to enhance and add to Fire & Rescue Service facilities across Scotland.

The SFRS wanted to ensure the redevelopment of the 4-hectare site was sensitive to its context and therefore, the approved proposal retains a landmark historic building of architectural merit for conversion to flats alongside new homes.

Andrew Fleming, associate planner in Barton Willmore’s Edinburgh office, said: “East Lothian Council had originally wanted to include an element of employment land and tourism use on the site, however, we were able to demonstrate to the council that such uses were not practical or viable and that there was a clear logic to the redevelopment of this brownfield site within the settlement boundary for residential development.”

Russell Munn of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service added: “We are delighted to see a future use for the Gullane site which retains Henderson House and will provide a range of housing including affordable housing which will benefit local people.”

The site will now be sold on the open market and there is keen interest from a range of developers given the site’s desirable coastal location and Gullane’s many golf courses.

The Edinburgh team is currently working on a range of brownfield and greenfield residential development proposals and is assisting The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service with the disposal of further surplus non-emergency sites as part of the national restructuring of the Service’s estate.

Key Design by Barton Willmore Architects

King Abdullah International Gardens – KAIG, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
King Abdullah Botanical Gardens
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Saudi Arabian development
Barton Willmore, a leading British design and planning practice, in a joint venture with civil engineers Buro Happold, have won the international design competition to create a 160 hectare futuristic botanical garden: the King Abdullah International Gardens (KAIG) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Barton Willmore Architects – Practice Information

Barton Willmore is a British architects practice with their offices based in England, Wales and Scotland.

Barton Willmore Architects : London Architect Office

Established in 1936, the office of Barton Willmore is one the UK’s leading independent planning and design practices. Barton Willmore offer comprehensive planning, master planning, landscape design, project management, design and regeneration expertise. The practice acts for both private and public sector clients across all types of development, from key national urban regeneration sites to a local village hall.

Barton Willmore has eight regional offices around the UK: Reading, London, Leeds, Solihull, Bristol, Cambridge, Kent and Edinburgh.

Notable developments which the practice have worked include: Barking Riverside, Vauxhall Tower, Eastern Quarry, Chelmsley Wood.

The Bristol Office has 43 professional staff based in city centre offices, and offers comprehensive planning and design expertise to clients across the South West and South Wales regions.

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Bristol Office News
4 Dec 2007: Barton Willmore appoints five new staff to its Bristol office

Barton Willmore, one of the UK’s leading planning and design consultancies continues its expansion in the South West with the appointment of five additional designers. The new appointments have been made at the Bristol office to service the growing demand for their services in the South West region.

James De Havilland joins as Urban Design Director, Paul Talbot as Design Director, Kevin Parks as Master Planning Associate, Georgia Deschamps as Senior Master Planner, and Noah Fagan as a Senior Architect.

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