Contents 0.0 Registered Company Numberarchitecture 2B1.1 Company Profile 48503451.2 Awards and Recognition Registered address1.3 Insurance Graphical House1.4 Technical Resources / Quality Assurance 2 Wharf Street The Calls1.5 Company Structure / CV’s of Key Personnel Leeds1.6 Project Directory LS2 7EQ1.7 Detailed Project Studies t 0113 247 14971.8 Registration with Appropriate Trade Bodies f 0113 245 6850 e info@architecture2B.com1.9 References w www.architecture2B.com
Arc Design, Leeds architecture 2B White RoseChapel Lofts, Morley Award Winner 2007Leeds Architecture Award Commendation architecture 2B
Company Profile 1.1The Company Design Approach Company ObjectivesFounded in August 2003 by Darren Bailey and Nick Brown, architecture 2B believes in producing bespoke design • To sell good design as good value.architecture 2B has quickly established a reputation for their solutions for each project. Each site, each client, each brief,quality of design, and their proactive ‘can-do’ attitude to is different, and the architectural solution should reflect this • To create high quality contemporary buildings that exceedservice delivery. This success has seen the company grow diversity. The result of this approach is the creation of ‘identity’. the expectations of the client, and that are responsive tosteadily to the current level of 13 staff. Our quality of design has already been recognised through sustainability and social issues. several Awards, and by the many Local Authorities we dealCompany Structure with. We love what we do, and this passion is contagious. • To maintain a reputation for the quality of the detailed design Projects are successful when the whole team are excited stages as much as for the original creation of the idea.architecture 2B’s team is comprised of the Directors, team about the quality of the building that is to be created.leaders, and the company administrator / office manager. • To maintain a reputation for a high quality service.Each project has Director level input at all stages, Nick EnvironmentBrown concentrating on the design stages, and Darren • To continuously develop and push to keep moving forward.Bailey concentrating on the detailed design and construction architecture 2B are committed to the pressing environmentalphases. issues that exist in the construction industry and beyond. A • To always enjoy what we are doing.Each new commission is given to a team leader, who retains member of AECB, Association of Environmentally Consciousownership throughout the project. This ownership is critical to Buildings, and a pioneering company in the field of modern • To create a dynamic, productive and enjoyable workingthe success of the project, enabling a constant flow of design methods of construction, architecture 2B incorporate environment.thought process, and a high level of coordination at the latter sustainable principles into their projects from the outset.stages. Starting with ways to reduce energy consumption and • To create and maintain effective levels of communicationProject reviews, in line with the quality management system, lowering the carbon footprint, and ensuring construction at all times.are important to maintain quality. waste is minimised with the use of prefabrication technology, architecture 2B are very vocal in the need to keep this issue • To create and maintain a motivated, loyal and well balanced at the forefront of each project we work on. team.
Awards and Recognition 1.2Jun 08 May 08 Mar 08 Jan 08 Jan 08Insider Property Industry Awards: Yorkshire Property Awards: Wakefield Civic Society Design Leeds Architecture Awards Leeds Architecture Award WinnerArchitect of the Year Best Architect Awards Commendation for Manygates Commendation Tao Park York StreetNov 07 Nov 07 Jul 07 Jun 07 Mar 07White Rose Award RIBA Brockholes Competition AJ Kings Cross Charrette Kirkstall Forge Phase 1 4x4 Lecture SeriesYork Street Finalist Shortlisted SpeakerFeb 07 Jan 06 Mar 05Leeds Variety Club Awards Halifax Civic Trust Award Howden Civic Society AwardsBest Residential Architect Beaconsfield Centre Hailgate House
Insurance Certificates 1.3Employers liabilityInsurer: Hiscox Insurance Company LimitedPolicy number: HU PIB 1306388Extent of cover: £ 10,000,000Period of insurance: 19 April 2008 to 18 April 2009Public liabilityInsurer: Elite HiscoxPolicy number: HU PIB 1306388Extent of cover: £ 5,000,000Period of insurance: 19 April 2008 to 18 April 2009Professional indemnityInsurer: Zurich Insurance CompanyPolicy number: PIP07001187Extent of cover: £ 5,000,000Expiry date: 18 November 2009
RIBA Brockholes Competition architecture 2B Finalist
Technical Resources / Quality Assurance 1.4Information Technologyarchitecture 2B uses a PC-based system linked using a Risk Management Health & SafetyLAN (Local Area Network) with a dedicated server with anuninterrupted power supply, this is backed up daily and stored Implementing the QMS means we can standardise and make Architecture 2B has a written Health & Safety policy a copy ofoff site, outputting to colour and B&W large format plotters. This routine procedures consistent and accurate, enabling more which is attached.enables all the team to view the information ensuring excellent time to be devoted to dealing with the bespoke requirementsco-ordination. of each project. This is managed and up-dated with the assistance of an external consultant:AutoCAD is used throughout to produce drawn information. Environmental assurances John GrantNBS Specification Writer is used to create specification which At architecture 2B we regard sustainability as a key element Employment Lawyer, Law@Workaccords with CPI Codes. The information for specifications is in the design process. As part of our quality management Howard Cohen & Codrawn from the CIS web-based library system. system we are striving towards compliance with BS EN ISO 29 Park Square, Leeds LS1 2PQ 14001:2004. Tel: 0113 244 0597All designs are modelled in 3D using Sketch-Up. Following the philosophy of ‘think globally act locally’ at No injuries have yet been entered into the Accident Book andAll information is then managed by Archetype which is a architecture 2B we actively encourage and participate in a architecture 2B have not been served with an improvementbespoke system for architects which manages all data cycle to work scheme and have an effective recycling scheme notice and we would welcome any inspections.including projects, contacts, email, drawings, documents, in place. Once a year a bursary is offered to a member of thecorrespondence, meetings, CDM and contract documents team to enhance and educate our knowledge of sustainability.ensuring standardisation and easy document retrieval. Investors in PeopleQuality Assurance architecture 2B is currently in the assessment stage ofarchitecture 2B’s Quality Management System (QMS) is split achieving Investors in People status.into two sections, ‘the way we do it’ and the procedures.Each team has a QMS representative who reports feedback tothe Quality Co-ordinator, Darren Bailey, ensuring the system isconstantly monitored.Projects are constantly audited internally and tested against BSEN ISO 9001:2000The system is also aligned to the RIBA charted practice statusrequirements.
1.5 Company StructureDirectors Architects / Technicians / AssistantsDarren Bailey James LancasterNick Brown Matt Lobley Matt SharpAssociate Matthew McCollSimon Brayshaw Kate Scholes Yasar AwaisOffice manager / admin Thomas TaylorHeather BellisCarys MarshallTeam leaderMartin Cook
1.5 Darren Bailey Qualifications BSc (Hons) MBIAT Date of birth 1972Darren Bailey current projects previous projects / experienceDirector The Camberwell Project Yorkshire County Cricket Club redevelopment, LeedsDarren is a founding member of architecture 2B. Darren has Business incubator units and managed workspace, Leeds £13.0Msignificant experience in the office market having successfully £2.5mcompleted numerous new build and refurbishment projects. The source, Sheffield Bracken Development £4.5M. Reuse of an existing building to create managed workspace, Leeds Conversion of school into residential, Ripon £4m £4.5M Linea Central square south, Newcastle 114 residential apartments, Scunthrope £11M £5.2M Parabola Estates Citispace Creation of BreeAM excellent offices from former post office Residential development : Citispace Apartments, Leeds sorting office, housing Northern Arts £15M Newcastle upon Tyne £6.5M Western Campus Leeds University £6.5M
1.5 Nick Brown Qualifications BA (Hons) DipArch rIBA Date of birth 1969Nick Brown current projects previous projects / experienceDirector Mixed use scheme: Manor Road , Leeds Whitehall Phase 2, LeedsNick was an integral part of Carey Jones (1992 - 1999) and £6.5M £11.0MAedas Architects (1999 - 2003), before forming architecture 2Bwith Darren Bailey. Nick is also a part-time tutor at Leeds Mixed use scheme: Prestige Salvage, Leeds City Point, LeedsSchool of Architecture. £7.5M £9.2M Mixed use scheme: Globe Road, Leeds Government Office, Leeds £6.5M £13.0M Residential scheme: Bethel Chapel, Morley Leeds International Business School, Leeds £2.0M £6.5M Refurbishment of Listed Mill: Midland Mills, Leeds Simpson’s Fold II, Leeds £4.0M £3.0M Charles Schwabb building, Milton Keynes £7.0M Western Campus - Leeds University
1.5 Simon Brayshaw Qualifications Higher National Diploma in the Built Environment Date of birth 1978Simon Brayshaw current projects previous projects / experienceAssociate Residential development: Alverthorpe, Wakefield Retail: Debenhams Department store, Leeds £1.2M £8.0MSimon started his professional career at Carey Jones (1994- 2000) and then moved to Aedas Architects (2000 - 2003), Residential development: Normanton, Wakefield Innovation Centre, Leedsbefore joining JM Architects (2003 - 2004). Since joining £1.5M £6.0Marchitecture 2B, in March 2004, Simon has proved to be avaluable team member. As team leader he demonstrates Residential development: Howden Phase 2, Howden Baines Wing, Leedshis leadership skills well and has the ability to assist others £2M £5.0Meffectively in their roles. Residential development: Arc, Leeds Office Development: City Point, Leeds £19M £9.2M Residential development: Citispace Apartments, Leeds £15.0M Conversion of Grade II listed building, Howden £600,000 Housing Programme for Hazel Homes, Nationwide £6.0M
1.5 Martin Cook Qualifications Higher National Diploma in the Built Environment Date of birth 1978Martin Cook current projects previous projects / experienceTeam Leader Office development: Harehills, Leeds Residential development: Montpelier Hall,LondonSince joining architecture 2B Martin has be come an integral £2.5M £6.7mpart of the company. He is in charge of, amongst otherprojects, The Camberwell Project which is a LEGI funded Office development: Calls Wharf Phase 1 - 3, Leeds Residential development: Lowndes Square, Londonworkspace scheme, which aims to encourage new businesses £2.5M £5.0min the Harehills area of Leeds. He is also in charge of the CallsWharf project which is a refurbished serviced office scheme. Private house: Delphstone House, Leeds Residential development: Highcliffe House, London £undisclosed Value - £6.7m Residential development: Rock Gardens, London £5m
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesHarehills Middle School, This project leverages enterprise focus for regeneration and community benefit. The building is about doing moreLeeds than “just good enough” and sending a message to the£3M community that this asset, their asset, can be/will be the hub of activity and commerce. The project draws in LEGI, ERDF, Private Equity, Bank Finance, and 3rd sector underwriting to deliver a £3M renovation. The building will hold a community incubator, a high growth incubation space, start-up offices, conference space, a restaurant, a credit union, a crèche and plenty of full service features. The project will be a national exemplar of private / public relationships both from an operational and financial stand- point. It will deliver on the ETHOS of LEGI with an invest- ment mindset. Importantly, it has been designed to realise a benefit for both disadvantaged groups in the top 3% and the existing businesses who need a hand up in the area. By design, it will draw inward investment to the area and operate as a hub of activity for new and existing streams of support. All of this occurs through a process of integrating design with enterprise and a focus on creating a lasting (sustainable) social benefit (regeneration, reduced wordlessness, more start-ups and increased aspirations for the community).
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesCalls Wharf, Leeds Phase 1 of Bracken Developments Calls Wharf schemePhase I consists of the refurbishment of 2-12 The Calls into high quality serviced office accommodation. The office£2.5M accommodation will be arranged around a new central reception area. The building is to become Bracken Development’s new accommodation. This will set the benchmark for the development of the buildings on the site.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesYork Street, Leeds Is the new headquarters for arc design; well respected furniture designers. The nature of the client’s business£300,000 created an interest for us in exploring the nature of ‘texture’ and ‘layers’ . A fabric of steel mesh has been ‘draped’ over the building elements, providing a defensive screen at ground level and adding to the drama of the stair tower. The texture and dramatic form of the stair- tower help improve the visual weight of the existing building within its challenging context. The project was completed in March 2007. RIBA White Rose Award 2007 Leeds Architecture Award Commendation 2008
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesChapel Lofts, Morley Chapel Lofts is the first collaboration between architecture 2B and CITU. The project introduces many of the ideas£1.1M that are central to the team’s approach to development; high quality contemporary design, good sustainable credentials, attention to detail, and ‘thinking outside the box’. The scheme successfully introduces a modern extension to the existing chapel building, and each apartment has its own identity and character. The scheme was completed in January 2007.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesTao, Leeds This project for CITU Developments incorporates the sensitive conversion of the Mabgate Inn into living accom-£600,000 modation and a small bar / deli, plus the insertion of ‘Tao’ within the old beer garden. Tao, is a study of simplicity; a simple object sitting within the street, and simplicity of detail within the 6 studio apartments. Leeds Architecture Award 2008
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesArc, Leeds This progressive scheme of 142 apartments provides a considered approach to an adjoining listed building,£12M whilst reflecting the site’s importance to the wider urban context of Leeds. The building is derived directly from its location, a fluid and dynamic form that addresses the site conditions and the surrounding scale. The site acts as a Northern focal point to both New Briggate and Vicar Lane at a key intersection on the route into Leeds city centre.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesLock Lane, Castleford There is strong optimism towards the future of Castleford as designers and locals work together to rejuvenate£10M forgotten areas of land and breathe new life into the heart of the town. This landmark scheme, incorporating a riverside terrace, cafés, office accommodation and 141 contemporary living apartments, is intended to act as a catalyst for improvement within the local area and of public spaces in terms of its design quality, pivotal position along a main public route and its presence within the town. The building makes reference to the region’s wealth of local sculptors, and focuses specifically on the work of Henry Moore and Andy Goldsworthy. The narrative and language of the form subsequently becomes a dialogue between two objects, as much concerned with mass as with the absence of it. Additional reference to the work of Andy Goldsworthy is made in the use of reed-like fins along the riverfront and Lock Lane elevations.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesCitispace, Leeds The Citispace Urban Apartment concept is the result of intensive research into the real and sustainable£13M requirements of those wanting and needing to live in high quality, genuinely affordable apartments at the centre of Leeds. All apartments are stylishly furnished with secure car parking, laundry facilities and a bar/restaurant are all available on site. The development also features a large landscaped courtyard garden for the exclusive use of residents – a combination which gives Citispace its own private and secure living environment. Citispace consists of three phases, phase one involved the installation of an extra two floors of residential accommodation over what was an existing office building, these were manufactured off site and craned into place, supported on an independent ‘goalpost’ frame. Phase two involved the conversion of the existing office space into residential and phase three employed the same methods as phase one. Phase three is eight stories high.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesLinea, Scunthorpe Linea is one of a number of projects with client G&W Developments. Conceived as a modern interpretation of£5.2M the traditional terraced house, Linea takes its design cue from the rhythm and repetition of fenestration patterns. Linea Consists of 111 apartments grouped around a central glazed atrium creating a dynamic public space.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesCalls Wharf, Leeds A mixed use development for Bracken Developments The challenge for this site was to create the primaryPhase ll riverside destination space for Leeds. Dramatic building£12M forms, high quality materials, contemporary detailing, are all central to the design, but above all it is the quality of the public realm that will determine its success as a destination. As a result, the proposed design focuses on the spaces, their connectivity, their quality of light, their activities, and their detailing. Bars and restaurants surround the public space and terrace levels with the commercial offices located above. Calls Wharf will be a great place to relax, to enjoy yourself, and a rewarding place to work.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesAspley Heights, Hudersfield architecture 2B were commissioned to unlock the potential of this challenging sloping site. The innovative£1.2M design solution enabled 20 contemporary apartments to be created, each with panoramic views of the valley and town centre beyond. The concept for this scheme was that of an ‘inhabited ruin’. Stone walls with random openings step down the hillside, the ruin. Rising out of these walls, and filling the openings, are the new modern elements of glass and timber. Balconies protrude through the walls to add further depth and detail. The project was completed in December 2006.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesManagement Archives, Management Archives is a mixed use scheme adjacent to the grade 1 listed Temple Works in Holbeck, Leeds. ItLeeds incorporates 140 residential units of varying sizes, and nearly 20,000 sqft of commercial & retail space. The traditionally industrial materials and simple forms of the scheme are intentionally robust, reflecting the strong industrial heritage of the area. The contemporary openings carved from such forms give the scheme a modern outlook whilst maintaining a sense of integrity of place. The two main blocks along with the real wall to Temple Works creates a large public amenity space from the existing cast iron structures that remain from its former building, merging the boundaries of past and present.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesMany Gates, Wakefield Once a prestigious suburb of Wakefield, the Manygates area has suffered a drop in recent years. Evidence of grand buildings nevertheless still remain, and Manygates Park is such an example. The existing No. 2 had been left somewhat dilapidated and tarnished, along with No. 1 which fronts the site onto Barnsley Road. The client bought these houses as bedsits, and approached us to help restore them and the subsequent surrounding area. As part of their redevelopment the new-build elements were conceived. In the heart of the site the extension to the main house was designed to be a simple extension which respects the main house, but also contrasts it in a contemporary manner. The extension takes the language of the original brick structure, grey slate roof and large bay windows, and translates them into a modern interpretation. The same red brick for the main structures are then complimented with terned-coated stainless steel bay windows and crisp grey roofs. The timber then contrasts these robust, almost industrial blocks with a much softer, tactile finish. At the entrance to the site the second building uses a similar pallet to the extension building to the rear. This building along with the refurbished gatehouse building act as entrance markers to the site, signalling the two opposite of the site…the modern present and the past traditional.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesWalton House This private residence is to be found in the wonderful The history of the site suggests that local schools used countryside of Kirklees. A sensitive greenbelt area to visit the garden centre for educational field days, provides strict restrictions for any new build scheme, so which has led the design to encourage this practice. the brief for this house was to have “exceptional” as a The gatehouse building could double as a classroom for starting point. visiting school trips, allowing a base to venture from on educational walks around the site. These not only could The house builds upon very traditional principles set out concentrate on the wealth of natural micro-ecologies by the great manor houses that scatter the countryside, around the site such as the natural pond to the south or but boldly re-interprets them for contemporary living. the woodland verges to the north, but could show how The house has traditional elements such as the hidden the house works with the landscape such as the reed-bed driveway, the gatehouse, the inner courtyard and “piano filtration, the dry-stone walls, or the orchard in contrast nobile”, along with controlled vistas, follies, orchard with the natural woodland. gardens and water features. Integration and contrast with the landscape were key to the design of this house - a man-made element in a natural setting. Dry-stone walls emerge from the landscape to form boundary walls, then building walls. Contrasting Ashlar stone then mixes with the more natural rough cut stone to form different reliefs, whilst timber adds a warmer, softer touch. Glass allows the inside and outside spaces to blur, bringing the landscape into the house, and at the same time offering grand vistas of the countryside beyond. Ecology is also key to this house. The house aims to reduce its environmental footprint as much as possible by using renewable energy resources such as ground tubes for tempered fresh air and biomass fuel systems, along with the grey water recycling and reed-bed filtration, to minimise waste impact.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesMidland Mills, Leeds Midland Mills is a refurbishment of an existing building found in the Holbeck Urban Village. Typical of many of the buildings in the area, they are very much practical buildings, showing the signs now of long, hard use. The scheme here takes the original buildings and restores and recycles them where necessary and then adds to them to create a modern commercial complex with integrated private communal spaces. The new extensions are clad in Cor-Ten steel, which reflects both the colour of the existing buildings and the industrial past associated with the area. Indeed the rusted steel makes reference to the rails of the passing viaduct that once carried materials into the area.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesKirkstall Forge architecture2B were shortlisted by Commercial EstatesPhase 1 Architectural Competition Group to assist them in realising their vision to deliver aJune 2007 high quality and sustainable development on the former Kirkstall Forge site in Leeds. Phase 1 forms part of a £250m mixed use development to include residential, office, leisure, hotel, retail and bars/restaurants which extends over 22.93Ha.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesSLP College, Leeds This project for SLP College, a private dance faculty in Garforth, near Leeds incorporates additional teaching and performance space over two levels, together with three new singing rooms within the roof space of a third storey. The additional facilities provide an extension to a former chapel which has been home to the thriving school for performing arts since 1991. The college is one of the U.K.’s leading training grounds for young artistic performing talent, as such our inspiration for the scheme was to generate a series of spaces that and external façade elements that reflected the vibrant creativity of the students. The extension utilizes the existing red brick ground floor level to create a plinth for a modern extension above, using zinc cladding and coloured window reveals to add interest, whilst remaining respectful of the surrounding context and original chapel building. The project is due for completion in August 2008 in preparation for the forthcoming academic year, whilst building works continue on site, we are commencing consultation with the LPA with regards to Phase II, an additional building detached from the existing faculty, incorporating recording studios and staff living accommodation.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesLincoln Castings Outline Planning Application by CBRE Investors for the redevelopment of the former industrial buildings and land at Lincoln Castings, Station Road, North Hykeham. Working closely with the Local Council and the local community the design team are proposing an extensive redevelopment of approximately 15ha which consists of 315No new dwellings, 20,000sqft of A3, A4, A5, D1 and D2 uses and 32,000sqft of B2 use. Recreational facilities including sports pitches and changing facilities are proposed alongside improvements to the local train station, bus stops and a new pedestrian footbridge. Sustainability has played an important role in the proposals with the dwellings being constructed under the guidance of Building For Life and aiming to achieve a minimum of 3 stars under the Code for Sustainable Homes. The commercial and industrial buildings are to be constructed using the BREEAM guidance with the minimum level of Very Good being achieved.
1.7 Detailed Project Case StudiesBury college, Bury In collaboration with Britspace Modular buildings architecture 2B designed this two storey examination and£1.1M sports facility. As part of their rapid expansion the college required additional examination rooms that could double as a sports facility. The building was constructed using off site manufacturing techniques by Britspace. It took 6 weeks for the building to manufactured in the factory and just 3 days to install the units on site providing a modest cost effective building within a tight construction programme.
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