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OWCH! The Older Women’s Co-Housing Project
In our recent post about later-life co-housing we talked about OWCH, the Older Women’s Co-Housing project in New Barnet, also known as the ‘New Ground’ project. Our Georgie Day wrote a more detailed piece about OWCH for the RIBA Journal shortly after it opened back in 2016...A brilliantly-authored piece we wanted to re-share! Experiments in […]
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Atlantic Beach Regeneration Competition: Lewis Williams Has Made It To The Finals!
We are immensely proud of Architectural Assistant Lewis Williams whose submission to the Atlantic Beach Regeneration Competition has been made it to the final round! The competition’s jury anonymously selected three finalists from a very strong field of designs from all over the world. The final say is now down to public vote! ‘The Waves’ […]
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Houses & Trees #2 - 'Wood-Hoods', 'Neighbour-woods' and a True 'Forest Village'
Written by Head of Housing, Matt Wood My recent post about houses and trees was part of a long-standing interest in the topic which is at least as old as a thought-experiment called ‘Forest Village’, which I carried out over a decade ago. I come back to it from time to time, and I have […]
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Our New Role ‘Head of Sustainability’ Has Been Awarded To Jack Spencer Ashworth!
Sustainability is nothing new to Hudson Architects. Low energy buildings have been a life-long commitment of Anthony Hudson and sustainable principles have formed a cornerstone of the practice since he founded it 20 years ago. However, the world we find ourselves in is a different one to the one it was when the practice was […]
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Planning Application Submitted for Mixed Use Rural Development in Frettenham
Hudson Architects and planning consultants LaRonde Wright have submitted a hybrid planning application to Broadland District Council for a new business park and 18 new homes in Frettenham, north of Norwich. The business park comprising 750sqm of office units and 900sqm of flexible business/workshop space will replace 700sqm of existing sheds on the site. Detailed […]
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Hudson Architects Has Joined The North Walsham Heritage Action Zone Project!
North Walsham's historic town centre has been awarded a grant of over £500,000 to restore high street's traditional shopfronts and reinstate its architectural features! We are excited to announce that Hudson Architects has been appointed as the overarching conservation and heritage architects for the North Walsham Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) project. North Walsham HAZ manages […]
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Architectural Highlights of 2021
It has been a year of projects and initiatives that we are immensely proud of and so today we are sharing some of the architectural highlights! A staggered return to the office at the beginning of 2021 rapidly accelerated into firing on all pistons here at Hudson Architects HQ! We've been busy across the board […]
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Norwich Guildhall Complete!
Norfolk and Norwich Festival (NNFest) are celebrating 250 years since their inaugural fundraising event in 1772, this coming year. To mark this momentous event the Festival were seeking a new accessible and long-term home within the City Centre. Working with Norwich City Council, and supported by the Towns fund, NNFest identified the potential in the […]
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Normal Isn’t Working: Join the Norwich Business Climate Leaders and commit to the SME Climate Hub!
As world leaders meet in Glasgow at the COP 26 conference to discuss Climate Change, we thought it would be a good time to share what Hudson Architects is doing to help tackle the emergency! Hudson Architects is already committed to the RIBA Climate Challenge, pledging to design with a climate conscious trajectory in order […]
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First-Completed Home at Octagon Park
Combining state-of-the-art Passivhaus Plus technology with uncompromising luxury to create 7 zero-emission homes. Sustainable Luxury Homes The first of 7 Passivhaus Plus homes at Octagon Park in Little Plumstead is now complete. These exclusive eco properties combine state-of-the-art sustainable technologies with a sleek modern design to create a stunning environmentally-conscious home. Set within 20 acres […]
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Rural Housing: Broadland Housing Association
We are working with Broadland Housing Association to design and deliver 94 new homes on four sites, as part of Broadland’s development programme in North Norfolk. In an era of reduced grant-funding for affordable housing the projects combine affordable and open-market homes, the latter subsidising the former. Projects at Binham and Erpingham are complete, and […]
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The Ferry Boat Inn
After years of dereliction, we are delighted to be working with JaeVee to bring the Grade II listed Ferry Boat Inn back to life. Forty one new homes will be delivered across the site, with a new build development of up to 5 storeys of completing the south side of Kings Street up to the […]
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Reimagining East Point Pavilion
Reimagining East Point Pavilion East Suffolk Council, supported by Hemingway Design, are bringing forward an exciting plan for the regeneration of the East Point Pavilion in Lowestoft. Early Funding was granted by the Government’s Towns Fund, to deliver a redesign of the interior of the pavilion, providing flexible space for community and cultural activity, space […]
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East of England RTPI Awards
We are delighted that Broadland Housing Association has been shortlisted for the RTPI East of Awards for Planning Excellence 2020, for their work on the North Norfolk District Wide Affordable Housing Strategy. The district-wide strategy has delivered 61 affordable homes in 5 rural locations. The virtual awards take place on Thursday 19thNovember. For more information visit https://www.rtpi.org.uk/find-your-rtpi/rtpi-english-regions/rtpi-east-of-england/awards/
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Planning approval for events venue in West Norfolk
Just as the world locked down, Hudson Architects received planning approval for a new venue on a remarkable West Norfolk site, located alongside a Scheduled Monument. We worked closely with the client team to develop designs which breathe life into a collection of derelict barns. The sympathetic conversion and extension transforms the redundant agricultural buildings […]
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We won an Active Norfolk Workplace Challenge!
We wrapped up, we got out and we won! We loved taking part in the Active Norfolk workplace challenge 'Wrap Up & Get Out' this winter which gave us an incentive to walk, run and cycle our way through the dark winter months. A fantastic 87% of our team opted to participate and we came […]
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Anthony will be at MIPIM 2020!
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CobBauge wins award!
We are delighted to announce that our research project CobBauge picked up the prestigious Regiostars Award in Brussels. Organised by the European Commission, Regiostars celebrates Europe’s most innovative regional projects and CobBauge triumphed on the night beating off stiff competition to win the sustainability award. CobBauge, an INTERREG research project co-funded by the ERDF, has developed a […]
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Voted No. 1 Best Hotel for Design!
The Machrie Hotel has been voted No. 1 Best Hotel for Design in the Luxury Lifestyle Magazine 2019 Readers Poll (and No. 2 as Best UK Coastal Hotel!) Located on the idyllic Laggan Bay on the Isle of Islay, our award winning redesign of the much loved Machrie saw it transform into a stylish 47-bedroom […]
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CobBauge presenting at EBUKIs Clayfest 2019
Hudson Architects are working with the CobBauge team to develop an optimised cob solution
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SME of the Year Winners!
We are thrilled to have been awarded SME of the Year at the Constructing Excellence Awards. The award recognises our efficient leadership and management systems, investment in our people, embracing technology and sustained growth. All of which we have worked very hard on in recent years, so it is wonderful to have this recognised by […]
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Paragraph 79 Planning Approved For "Hemp House"
Hudson Architects secured planning consent  for “Hemp House” under what was formerly Paragraph 79 - and is now Paragraph 80! In 2019 Hudson Architects secured planning consent for a Paragraph 79 (Now Para 80!) rural home in Foulsham, Norfolk. The low energy house will be built using hempcrete – an innovative material using locally grown […]
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ISO Accredited
We are delighted to have achieved certification to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015, this highlights our commitment to providing a high quality service for all our clients, whilst also minimising our environmental impact.
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The Machrie Hotel has shortlisted for a RICS Award
Our recently completed hotel project on the Isle of Islay in Scotland, has shortlisted for a RICS award in the category 'Tourism & Leisure'
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Planning approval for our housing project in Taverham
The proposal is for 6 detached two storey 4 bedroom dwellings. Given the site's location alongside the Avenue the design strategy is to locate 2 houses which front this and have a clear relationship with Taverham Hall as they effectively form part of the approach to it; these are envisaged as 'gatehouses'. We then propose […]
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The Machrie Hotel is open!
Hudson Architects has just completed the transformation of ‘The Machrie’ a much-loved local landmark which had fallen into disrepair into a fantastic 47-bedroom boutique golf hotel located on the idyllic Laggan Bay on the Isle of Islay.  The front elevation of the existing hotel was sensitively refurbished, retaining many original features to contrast against the […]
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Our 'Earth House' in Norfolk gets planning permission
The design of the proposed house is based on the wishes of the applicant to build a low energy house both in construction and use. In short a low impact house that is ecologically robust in its thinking and innovative in adapting traditional building techniques to meet contemporary building performance. It is to be an […]
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Great Yarmouth Market Public Consultation
Public consultation is underway for the initial concepts and strategies for the redevelopment of Great Yarmouth Market. We are leading the design team in the production of innovative and community focused designs for both the permanent market and the wider public realm.
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Planning Approval for Aldeburgh Museum
Planning and listed building consent has now been granted for our HLF funded redevelopment of Aldeburgh Museum and Council Chambers in the grade I listed Aldeburgh Moot Hall. Hannah is currently leading the design team developing proposals for this contemporary museum refit which has been submitted for HLF stage 2 approval.
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Diss Corn Hall has won a NCEC Award
Last night The Corn Hall in Diss won a Norfolk Constructing Excellence Award for 'Preservation and Rejuvenation'
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Our 'Livinbeachhut' at the Ideal Home Show
Livinbeachhuts is a collaboration between Hudson Architects and MFA Property and focused initially on the public sector to deliver a one-stop design, advisory and delivery consultancy to identify and deliver potential new income streams for Councils from within their existing property holdings. After over 30 years in the retail and leisure property market, MFA Property is […]
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Diss Corn Hall Shortlisted for Award
Our project for The Corn Hall in Diss has been shortlisted for a RICS National Award.
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St Margaret Street, Norwich
We are very happy our new build residential project, on St Margaret Street in Norwich, has achieved planning permission.
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Awards Success
We were thrilled to pick up the prestigious Sir Bernard Fielden Conservation Architecture Award at last night's Norwich Society Design Awards. The award recognises excellence in alterations and restoration of an historical building and was awarded for our refurbishment of Boardman House for Norwich University of the Arts. This month also saw our Groundwork gallery project in King's […]
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Anthony appearing on BBC Look East
For those in the East, you can catch Anthony speaking on BBC Look East. Reporters visited the studio this morning and Anthony shared his views on the impact Brexit will have on the Creative Industries in the East of England. It will be aired at 6.30pm on BBC1.
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New exhibition at the Hudson Gallery
Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate the launch of our latest exhibition, Monumental by Hannelore Smith, which runs until 17th November. The show is a wonderful collection of textural castings and monochromatic prints suggestive of rhythmic cityscapes, scaffolds, and aerial viewpoints. The gallery will be open every Thursday lunchtime from 12-2pm or by appointment […]
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The National Trust at Feeringbury Barn
We had a fantastic day this week welcoming the National Trust's Historic Environment Advisory Group to Feeringbury Farm Barn. The group are researching the adaptive reuse of rural buildings and selected Feeringbury as an exemplar project of an agricultural building that has undergone a special and imaginative conversion. Their visit will contribute to a piece of […]
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Awards, Awards, Awards
There is an air of celebration in the office today as we have had news of not one, not two, but three (yes, three!) awards for our projects this week. The Norfolk Association of Architects has announced it will be giving awards to two of our projects at the 2014 Craftsmanship Awards. The first will […]
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Congratulations Jenny
Bubbly all round! Our brilliant architectural assistant, Jenny Harvey, has completed the work for her RIBA Part II qualification after three years of hard work and a once a week trek down to London to study at UCL. We’re very proud of all her dedication and determination, and delighted to have her in the office […]
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The Playhouse Bar is open for business
Hipsters of Norwich will be relieved to learn that the beloved Norwich Playhouse bar is now back open for business after a week’s closure while the finishing touches were made to the flooring of our new exterior extension. (Sorry, everyone!) We’re delighted with the results so far and we’re enjoying every minute working with the […]
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Position for Apprentice Practice Administrative Assistant
We are recruiting! Due to lots of exciting new projects flying our way, an increase in our general workload and crazy business in the office, we are expanding our admin team and offering the opportunity for a business administration apprenticeship in partnership with City College Norwich. Please spread the word to anyone who might be […]
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Twelve becomes fifteen
Wow! We’ve had a growth spurt! In just eight days, the team here at Hudsons has grown from twelve to fifteen with the very welcome addition of our three new recruits, Jonathan Mawer, Jonathan Burrell and Rene Gortz (they are threatening to form a boy band called Rene and the Jonathans). Jonathan Mawer joins us […]
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A new School of Architecture for Norwich
We are delighted to share the announcement that we have been appointed by Norwich University of Arts to transform the Grade II listed Boardman House into a new School of Architecture for the Norwich University of Arts. See our press section for more details.
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Guntons is go!
After 8 months of manoeuvring large pieces of steel into extremely restrictive spaces in what has been one of the most challenging construction sites we have worked on, we are thrilled to see the completed Guntons Atrium unveiled to the students of Norwich University of the Arts today. This project has dramatically transformed a gloomy, […]
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LPF on site
It’s going up! Our new one-off house in Jersey is now on site. Watch this space for progress updates on the construction of an elegant and stylish contemporary home overlooking the beautiful St Ouen’s Bay.
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