GHA tour Folkestone Triennial 2017

GHA, financial supporters of the Folkestone Triennial 2017, were thrilled to be gifted a private tour of ‘Double Edge’, one of the UK’s most ambitious art exhibitions by The Creative Foundation. The tour was offered in recognition of the Practice’s extensive work with The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust in aiding the regeneration of Folkestone with projects Rocksalt, The Workshop and the Skate Park. The walking tour was an inspiring way to explore the local area and the 20 specially commissioned co...

Elwick Place - Under Construction

Guy Hollaway Architects are pleased to announced that construction work at Elwick Place, in Ashford, has now started. Working alongside our client, leading developers Stanhope PLC, and Lendlease who are the main contractor for the site, planning permission for the £75m high quality investment for Ashford city centre was granted in December 2015. The transformation of the derelict former old cattle market into a leisure-led mixed use scheme proposes to house a 1,000-seat, six screen cinema, 7 restaurant un...

Horses Corner Submits For Planning

Guy Hollaway Architects has submitted a planning application for a 120 bed hotel on the corner of Ethelbert Crescent in Margate, a stone’s throw from the vibrant rejuvenated old town. The buildings cranked form is a direct response to the site’s prominent corner location and the desire to make the most of the outward sea views across Walpole Bay. Full height fixed glazing allows the majority of rooms to benefit from maximised sea views, and many of the rooms have been designed to have the capacity to...

Beechwood Farm Wins Planning

Guy Hollaway Architects gains planning for three one-off houses at St Michael’s in Tenterden, Kent, on behalf of our clients Jarvis Homes - Planning was awarded under delegated powers with support from the Town Council, for this site which is undesignated and sits outside the village envelope. The emerging allocation policy for Beechwood Farm called for three exceptional houses meeting a requirement for outstanding quality and innovative design. The designs were carefully considered to reflect the highes...

Lianne re-creates 'Entwine' for London Festival of Architecture

We are pleased to announce that Lianne has been invited to re-create her sculpture 'Entwine’ for the London Festival of Architecture. Placed at the new entrance to Battersea Power Station in Grosvenor Arch, Lianne Clark and Tim Hornsby’s ‘Entwine’ is a timber space-frame structure made up of layers of curving plywood. The curving beams are intertwined and held in compression by tensioning the boundary, forming a solid octahedral shaped sculpture. The design was inspired by exploring the properties...

Baker's Farmhouse

Baker’s Farmhouse sits on the edge of the Weald of Kent - an area of countryside renowned for its natural beauty and ancient woodlands that stretches out across into the neighbouring counties of Sussex and Surrey. Within this historic rural landscape medieval Hall houses are still visible and you can still find many timber framed buildings. Baker’s Farmhouse is a Grade 2 Listed building - the original core of the property dating from the early 1400s with extension during the 16th and 20th centuries. Th...

GHA Go Paddle Boarding!

Friday evening saw our GHA Kent Studios making the most of the summer sunshine and being beside the seaside whilst bidding farewell to fellow employee Alex Bones, who has decided to embark on a new chapter in his career. Alex has been with the Practice since May 2013 after achieving his Part I qualification, he has been involved in some of the practice’s most exciting physical models and planning applications, and has undoubtedly been the most active employee within the team. Taking Alex’s sporting le...

A Man With A Story......1940 - 2017

Nigel Thorpe was a true optimist, his glass wasn't half full but positively brimming and over filling. A character that was larger than life, a booming laugh, and a man with true presence, he would fill any room with his positive energy, and stories. If you want something done ask a busy man, and Nigel would always get it done, he could create time, no matter how busy he was, he could have the weight of the world of his shoulders but he would never let you know, and somehow he would find the time, no matter...

Benenden School - Invited Design Competition Bid Successful

Following an invited design competition, Guy Hollaway Architects are very pleased to announce our successful bid to design a new Concert Hall/School Hall and music department for Benenden School. 360 degree views of our proposals can be viewed below: https://patches.vizor.io/gha/benenden-hall https://patches.vizor.io/gha/benenden-courtyard https://patches.vizor.io/gha/benenden-atrium https://patches.vizor.io/gha/benenden-recital-hall Benenden School, located in the Kentish countryside, is a leadin...

'The Wine Sanctuary' at Chapel Down - Officially Open

Working with our client, Chapel Down - England's leading wine producer, and collaborating with world famous jewellery designer, Stephen Webster in the design of the bar, we have converted an existing barn building, to a new wine tasting facility ‘The Wine Sanctuary’. This sits within the beautiful vineyard setting of Chapel Down Winery in Tenterden, within the heart of the Kent Countryside. These panoramic views can be enjoyed from within the barn. A key ambition for the scheme was to create an environ...

Slatters Hotel - Under Demolition

We are pleased to report that demolition at the Slatters Hotel and former Ha-Ha Bar in Canterbury is now well underway. Outbuildings to the rear service yard have been demolished and the existing 1960’s three-storey main building, fronting St Margaret's Street, now has its scaffolding and is being taken down piece by piece. Working alongside our client, Slatters Development Ltd, our proposal is for an exciting new development in the heart of the City centre, that aims to deliver a high quality 130 bed ho...

Danka Stefan - RIBA Regional Chairman

We are pleased to announce that Danka is the new RIBA Regional Chairman of the RIBA Canterbury and District Branch. Danka is a qualified architect and a chartered member of RIBA with extensive practical experience in educational, residential, and commercial design projects. She studied architecture at Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) and has working experience in both the UK and Italy. At Guy Hollaway Architects Danka coordinates a number of large school projects, including the suc...

Sydenham’s Timber Yard Goes to Public Consultation

This weekend saw our exciting scheme for the redevelopment of the Sydenham’s Timber Yard , in Poole, go to public consultation. With over 400 attendees from in and around Poole, the consultation event proved exceptionally popular with overwhelming positive feedback being received from locals, Councillors and local stakeholders alike. The proposal for this invigorating regeneration project, which sits next to Poole Bridge and the second largest natural harbour in the world, boasts two waterfront landmark...

Job Opportunities in Kent and London

Guy Hollaway Architects is an innovative award-winning architectural practice seeking project architects and technicians to join our energetic and creative Kent and London studios. If you are looking to further your career and enhance your skills across a broad range of projects then please apply. Please visit the Practice section of our website to download an application form which is to be emailed, with your CV and examples of your work (no more than 10 pages) to: london@guyhollaway.co.uk or kent@guyholl...

RH&DR Field Trip!

With many thanks to our client, the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, Friday saw us enjoy a ride on their World Famous smallest Public Railway - we were very kindly gifted their ‘Bar Car’ and the opportunity to explore this unique corner of Kent in a different way. For the past 88 years the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway has been an integral part of the Romney Marsh scenery. Known as ‘Kent’s Mainline in Miniature’, the one-third full size Steam & Diesel locomotives have powered the...

Competition Winning Design for Brambletye School

Guy Hollaway Architects are pleased to announce their competition winning design for Brambletye School. Brambletye is a Preparatory School in East Grinstead, West Sussex, which recently hosted a competition to design a new Art School and Library to strengthen the schools facilities. The new building sits on the hillside with views out over the countryside. Sitting within a new courtyard space, the front façade, inspired by Mondrian, links art and architecture, giving a hint at the use of the building from...

Springfield Park Gets The Green Light

Following last night's Planning Committee Meeting at Maidstone Borough Council, Guy Hollaway Architects are thrilled to announce that the proposal for a new residential development of 310 units and associated public realm at Springfield Park, Maidstone has now been granted Full Planning Consent. The proposed development will regenerate a brownfield and sustainable site that has been vacant for years since the demolition of the previous Kent County Council (KCC) offices. This proposed development is highly...

New Artist Studio for Nick Veasey gets Planning Consent

Guy Hollaway Architects are excited to announce that the proposal for a new Artist Studio for the internationally acclaimed Artist Nick Veasey, has now been awarded Planning Consent. The proposal which was submitted to Maidstone Borough Council's planning department in September 2016 was successfully approved under delegated powers. Nick Veasey creates art work using X-Ray imaging technology. A unique technique which reveals the otherworldly layers of everyday objects. Veasey exposes the reality of things...

New Community Hall and Sports Pavilion for New Romney.

Guy Hollaway Architects are delighted to have been appointed as Architect for a new Community Hall and Sports Pavilion in New Romney. Working alongside the Town Council to create this community focused facility, our design offers an exciting opportunity to encourage all generations to engage in sports and community events. Councillor Patricia Rolfe commented; ‘New Romney deserves a 21st community and sports facility of the highest design and quality. I believe that the architects we have chosen will en...

Merry Everything and a Happy Always!

From the whole team at Guy Hollaway Architects we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. 2016 saw us creating virtual models. We embarked on this exciting interaction and are now able to provide our clients with a fully immersive walkthrough experience through a Virtual Reality headset. Read about our 'Leap into Virtual Reality' //HERE// Alongside our clients we are excited to move forward into the new year and continue, with passion, our work in and around Kent, and London. We loo...

Luxury Apartments for Hythe - Approved

Appointed by our client Melt Hythe Ltd, Guy Hollaway Architects has successfully obtained, under delegated powers, the approval for a new-build contemporary block of 6 luxury apartments on the land to the rear of 162 High Street, Hythe. The contextual building, which faces south with views paralleling the Royal Military Canal, poses a mixed material palette; traditional red angular brickwork cantilevers a stone work ground floor plinth below, while a light-weight metal clad penthouse sits set back above. A...

Palamon Court - Luxury Student Accommodation for Canterbury

Located at the heart of historic Canterbury, ‘Palamon Court’, situated on Rhodaus Town, provides brand new bespoke luxury student accommodation. Working alongside our client, Guy Hollaway Interiors has produced a creative and inspiring design for a multi-purpose communal space and self-contained apartments to house 539 students. The desire was to create a home away from home environment providing students with a stimulating and stylish escape away from the bustle of university life. The communal floo...

Gateway Hotel - Victoria Road

Following recent approval of the Brewery/Residential and Aldi applications, last night saw Ashford Borough Council vote unanimously in favour of approving the 120 bed Hotel application for the proposed new developments at Victoria Road. This completes the final part of the Masterplan. In addition to the Hotel the scheme offers the opportunity to deliver a high-quality mixed-use design that will accommodate a state-of-the-art brewery and visitor attraction, 216 apartments, a foodstore, and flexible office/r...

Victoria Road Gets The Green Light

Last night saw Ashford Borough Council vote overwhelmingly in favour of approving the Brewery/Residential and Aldi applications for the proposed new developments at Victoria Road. The scheme offers the opportunity to deliver a high-quality mixed-use scheme that will accommodate a state-of-the-art brewery and visitor attraction, 216 apartments, a 120 bed hotel, a foodstore, and flexible office/retail floorspace within the heart of Ashford. Guy Hollaway Architects are delighted to be working alongside clien...

The Fisheries - Construction Progress

The Fisheries broke ground earlier this year with O’Keefe as the concrete frame contractor and we are delighted to see the project progress on site. A large hole has been dug in the ground to make space for the basement commercial floor and the bike stores. This stage of the construction takes us over 5 meters below the current pavement line. To date excavation under the existing building is complete, revealing where the future plant room and toilets will be housed. Excavation of the new basement is...

3 Shortlisted For Kent Design Awards

We are pleased to announce that Guy Hollaway Architects has received 3 shortlisted nominations for the Kent Design and Development Awards 2016; Margate Beach Houses (Residential), The Scenic Railway at Dreamland (Conservation) and The Beacon (Public Buildings – Community and Education). The Kent Design and Development Awards are held every two years to reward construction achievements around the county and to celebrate a passion for excellence. In 2012 we were honoured to win the ‘Overall Winner’ aw...

Hewitt Site Gets The Green Light

Following Planning Committee on Tuesday 13th September, Guy Hollaway Architects are pleased to announce that Full Detail Planning Consent has been granted for 153 purpose built student accommodation units to be built on the Hewitt Site, located off Rhodaus Town in the heart of Canterbury. Members of Canterbury City Council were complimentary to the contemporary design approach and voted 11 for and 1 against. Guy spoke at the committee ‘This site sits hidden behind our Rhodaus student scheme and complet...

'X-Ray Studio' Submits For Planning

Guy Hollaway Architects are delighted to have worked alongside internationally acclaimed Artist Nick Veasey, and are pleased to announce that a proposal for his new Workshop & Gallery has now been submitted to Maidstone Borough Council's planning department Nick Veasey creates art works using X-ray equipment and our proposal is to design and deliver a creative environment and piece of architecture which celebrates the artist’s process from start to finished product. The quality and materiality of th...

'Bay' Coastal Apartments Completes

Guy Hollaway Architects, alongside TG Designer Homes, are delighted to announce that the new luxury apartments at ‘Bay’ have recently completed and are now being occupied. Situated on the shingle beach at the corner of St Leonard’s Road and West Parade, and next to the renowned fishmongers and eatery, Griggs of Hythe, this development of six unique apartments encapsulates the emergence of contemporary architectures within Hythe. A simple sweeping curved elevation fronting St. Leonards Road and West...

Urban Sports Park - Work Has Begun On Site.

We are thrilled to announce that Westridge Construction have moved in and work has begun on site at the world’s first multi-storey, urban sports park, in Folkestone. The extensive groundworks are underway to provide the foundations for the multi-level sports centre, designed on behalf of The Shepway Sports Trust. The unique building is set to transform Folkestone into a key destination for competitive urban sports, potentially becoming a place to train our future Olympians. The proposal will be the world...

Taking A Leap Into Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality has taken the media by storm in recent months, due to the recent release of the first consumer and commercially available devices which promise to change the media landscape. Though this technology has been primarily driven by the gaming industry, this usage barely scratches the surface of its potential. Virtual Reality (VR) is a technology which allows the user to submerge themselves fully into an immersive, virtually created environment. This medium makes for a more captivating and viscer...

Victoria Way Submits For Planning

Planning submissions have now been made for a new development at Victoria Way. The plans offer the opportunity to deliver a high-quality mixed-use scheme that will accommodate a state-of-the-art brewery and visitor attraction, 216 apartments, a 120 bed hotel, a foodstore, and flexible office/retail floorspace within the heart of Ashford. Guy Hollaway Architects are delighted to be working alongside clients, Chapel Down, and regeneration specialist and developer, U+I, on the multi-million pound development...

St Mark's Square, Bromley - Topping Out

The concrete frame of our St Mark’s Square scheme has reached the 18th floor, completing the dramatic sloping form of the main residential block and revealing amazing views of London and the South East for the future owners of the Penthouse apartment. The primary steelwork for the low rise roof is also almost complete and the Structural Metframe for the upper floors of the Premier Inn hotel is commencing. The St Mark’s Square scheme will transform the southern end of Bromley Town Centre into a new urba...

Oh, We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!

In keeping with our love of transforming coastal towns, Wednesday night saw Guy Hollaway Architects and guests celebrate the start of summer in a truly 'English Seaside' fashion. Our team of Event Co-ordinators and Interior Designers transformed our Kent office's outdoor space into our very own stretch of beach, where fish ‘n’ chips, live music by band King Ziggy and a silent disco were thoroughly enjoyed by all. The party marked the departure of two long-standing members of staff - London's Lead Desi...

Powergen Site gets Planning

Last night saw Ashford Borough Council vote 12 to 1 in favour for approving the proposed new residential development situated adjacent to Victoria Road, comprising 660 new dwellings and a new public realm. The proposed development will regenerate a site that has been vacant for many years with the first phase of development utilising the local authorities’ £20 million investment into Victoria Road, a main arterial road into the town centre, and therefore this site has real potential to stimulate and prom...

Stephen Webster, Mount Street

Designed by Guy Hollaway Interiors, Stephen Webster’s new jewellery salon sits discreetly tucked away on the second floor of 130 Mount Street in Mayfair. ‘But why the hide-and-seek discretion for such a flamboyant designer’ asks Suzy Menkes of Voque. "In our original Mount Street boutique, clients always sat in the VIP area at the back, even when they came as a group," he continued. "And in Beverly Hills, more shopping is done in the upstairs 'No Regrets' lounge than in the store. In response to this...

Charles Road West Submits For Planning

Guy Hollaway Architects has submitted a planning application for a new build residential scheme in Hastings, working on behalf of our clients Reground Investments. Situated in a popular and sought after residential position in St Leonard's On Sea, on the former Filsham Nurseries site, the proposed development comprises of seven executive houses. Sensitively designed these high quality, contemporary, four and six bedroom homes offer generously proportioned open-plan living. Spaciously arranged over three s...

The Fisheries; Under Construction

The Fisheries broke ground earlier this year with O’Keefe as the concrete frame contractor. We are delighted to see the project starting to materialize on site. To date the majority of piling is complete and underpinning of the neighbouring building is underway. March of last year saw Hackney town council voting unanimously in favour for the scheme’s proposed development for 31 residential units, orientated to maximise views to London Fields Park, and 1724sqm of B1 commercial space arranged over the gr...

Elwick Place; Moving Forward

As part of a new £75 million high quality investment for Ashford city centre, and following planning approval in Dec ’15, leading UK developers Stanhope PLC and award winning Guy Hollaway Architects are set to move forward with the technical design for the ambitious Elwick Place project. The transformation of the derelict former old cattle market site into a leisure-led mixed use scheme proposes to house a ‘boutique’ style cinema, circa 60 bed family hotel, 8 restaurant/bar spaces and circa 280 new...

Canterbury Student Lets; Hewitt Site Goes To Public Consultation

A Public Consultation event for our Hewitt Site project will take place this week on Wednesday 6th April, between 1pm - 7pm, at the Westgate Hall in Canterbury. Canterbury Student Living have commissioned GHA to develop and submit a detailed planning application for 153 purpose built student accommodation units to be built on the Hewitt Site, located off Rhodaus Town in the heart of Canterbury. The proposed new city centre student accommodation complex offers the opportunity to deliver 153 self-contained...

Margate Beach Houses Are Completed

The Beach Houses, designed by Guy Hollaway Architects, located to the west of Margate town centre on the listed former Royal Seabathing Hospital site, have recently been completed. Located off Westbrook Road, the Margate Beach Houses sit between the promenade and the former listed Royal Seabathing Hospital site, which first opened in 1796. In it’s prominent location next to the sea the site initially benefitted sick children from east London with Margate's fresh sea air and healing properties of the sea...

GHA goes to Morzine

Following the success of last year’s ski trip to Meribel, last week saw our three GHA studios team up in the French Alp ski resort of Portes du Soleil, for a second take of GHA ski madness! Mixing up our teams, our newer members and novice skiers were thrown together in the heart of Morzine where they appreciated instructed ski lessons on the bunny slopes, whilst the adventure seekers among the group took Guy’s lead and encouragement hitting the hairy black runs and moguls of Avoriaz. There was a lot of...

Damien Green Visits Victoria Way Public Consultation

A Public Consultation event for our Victoria Way project will take place this week at the McArthur Glen, Ashford Designer Outlet on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th between 10am - 6pm. Further Public Consultations will take place next week at the County Square Shopping Centre on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd between 9.30am – 5.30pm. This morning saw members of U+I, GHA, and local MP Damien Green, kick off consultations with the public, whilst Frazer Thompson of Curious has been on hand with beer samples a...

U and I commission GHA for the regeneration of Victoria Way

The new development at Victoria Way offers the opportunity to deliver a high-quality mixed-use scheme that will accommodate 225 homes, a 120 bed hotel, a foodstore, a state-of-the-art brewery and visitor attraction, and flexible office/retail floorspace at the heart of Ashford. Excitingly, Victoria Way will become home to the new bespoke Curious Brewery which is set to take over production of Chapel Down’s gold star Curious Brew products, putting Ashford on the map. The manufacturing process will take pl...

Gransden Avenue Gets Planning

Last night saw Hackney Borough Council vote in favour of approving the proposed mixed-use development in the thriving area of London Fields, submitted by GHA in summer 2015. Situated in the heart of the creative Hackney borough and adjacent to London Fields Station, the development consists of 42 high quality residential units and 2041 sqm of much needed commercial space. The design intent is to re-establish Fortescue Avenue, which runs West-East, as a pedestrian route linking the scheme with Mentmore Ter...

World's First Multi-Storey Skatepark Awarded Planning

Last night saw Shepway District Council vote unanimously to approve the proposals for a major new indoor facility, offering a range of challenging sports for Folkestone town centre. Following a series of public consultations in spring 2015, detailed proposals were developed by Guy Hollaway Architects, working with Maverick, a specialist skatepark design consultancy, to create the world's first multi storey skatepark and urban sports facility. The new centre has been designed on behalf of The Roger De Haan...

The Outlook Submits For Planning

GHA have recently submitted a detailed planning application for the 'Outlook' and the designs are currently under consideration by Shepway District Council. Situated upon a hillside in Monks Horton within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the 'Outlook' benefits from far reaching views of the Kent countryside. This replacement dwelling has been inspired by the surrounding chalk quarry, where grass covered terraces have been formed. Terracing the sloping hill to the left, centre, and right of the dwelli...

Design Team Meets for Skatepark Mock-Up

An impressive full scale mock-up of the intended façade for our proposed Skatepark in Folkestone has been produced in the yard of our Hythe office. Last week saw the design team meet to inspect the mock-up, including façade engineers Buro Happold and Spain based mesh manufacturers IMAR; who flew in all the way from Spain just to help. The transparent façade consists of a double layered, anodised aluminium mesh, with reflective qualities. The materiality, performance and construction techniques were all...

11 Dover Street Gets The Green Light

GHA have successfully secured consent for the sensitive replacement of the existing building at 11 Dover Street, with a contemporary scheme comprising of 2 new buildings containing a total of 20 apartments. The scheme was granted planning permission at the Development Control meeting held on Tuesday 2nd February. The Planning Committee members voted 7 for, 2 against and 1 abstained. The application site, which is situated within the Canterbury Conservation Area and has a number of Listed Buildings within i...

GHA Christmas Party

Friday night saw GHA celebrating in true 1920's style at this year's Christmas party, with trilby hats and feather headpieces all round. After a little dancing and partying, a speech was made by retired founding partner Nigel Thorpe, where we said goodbye to Christine, who after 28 years of being the Practice Administrator has retired and we also bid farewell to Adam, who is heading off to live in Oslo. Guy presented this year's prizes; with Best Newcomer being awarded to Aaron, Rough End of the Lolly Pop...

Merry Christmas!

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year from Guy, the Studio Heads and all the Staff at Guy Hollaway Architects. GHA have recently submitted a detailed planning application to Shepway District Council for the Skate Park, and we look forward to the determination in the new year.

Project Motor House Goes to Public Consultation

A Public Consultation event for Project Motor House in Ramsgate will take place from 12pm to 4pm on Friday 27 November and 12pm to 4pm on Saturday 28 November. This will be held at Ramsgate Music Hall, 13 Turner St, Ramsgate, CT11 8NJ. Project Motor House is a transformative project designed to give Ramsgate facilities which it currently lacks. The project aspires to create a destination arts and entertainment facility on the fringe of the Towns historic marina, providing both locals and visitors with a wi...

Curious Brewery Crowd Funding Goes Live

Guy Hollaway Architects are currently working on detailed proposals for a new bespoke brewery building in Ashford for Chapel Down. English winemaker Chapel Down are seeking investment for at least £1m to build the brewery to meet the growing demand for craft beers. The crowd funding website went live yesterday and can be viewed here: https://www.seedrs.com/curiousbrew

Kevin McCloud comes to Pobble House

Having won the RIBA Regional Award 2015, Pobble House has now been longlisted for the RIBA Manser Medal; which is awarded to the designers of the best one-off house in the UK. The shortlist is set to be announced on 3rd September. Twenty homes have made the longlist, from which Channel 4 and Kevin McCloud have handpicked Pobble House to feature in a show due for broadcast in November. The Financial Times has also reviewed a handful of the longlisted homes, including Pobble House - Guy Hollaway was quoted...

The Paddocks gets the green light

Guy Hollaway Architects are pleased to announce that last night saw Shepway District Council committee members vote in favour of planning consent for our proposed three storey, residential scheme in Hythe. The development comprises of nine luxury apartments and one maisonette, with associated parking and landscaping.

Job opportunity for Part II Architectural Assistant

Guy Hollaway architects are an innovative award-winning architectural practice seeking a Part II Architectural Assistant to join our energetic and creative Kent studio. The position holds good career prospects in a growing and fast-paced practice that has an interesting and varied portfolio of projects and clients. We are looking for someone keen to get involved in all aspects of the architectural process. The successful candidate will have: Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative suite especially InDesig...

Tweedy Road gets the green light

Guy Hollaway Architects are pleased to announce that last night saw Bromley Council vote in favour of planning consent for our proposed new build residential scheme in Bromley North, with 14 members voting for the development. Situated adjacent to Bromley North Village Station, the schematic proposal consists of 53 high quality residential apartments over four stories, with recessed fifth floor penthouse apartments. The proposal was submitted alongside a new 94 bedroom Boutique hotel within the former Gra...

Job opportunity for Architectural Technician in Kent

Guy Hollaway architects are an innovative award-winning architectural practice seeking an experienced Architectural Technician to join our energetic and creative Kent studio. The candidate should, ideally, be a member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), be highly motivated with a minimum of 5 years practical experience and be fluent in written and spoken English. A very good working knowledge of AutoCAD is essential and Revit experience is also desirable. We would consider app...

Slatters Hotel gets the green light

Guy Hollaway Architects are pleased to announce that last night saw Canterbury City Council vote in favour of planning consent for our proposed hotel and rooftop restaurant at the Slatters Hotel site in Canterbury. Eleven members voted in favour of the development and one against. It was a unanimous vote for Listed building consent. The proposal is for a 130 bed hotel and roof-top restaurant which will command spectacular views over Canterbury's historic roof-scape and the City's Cathedral. St Margaret's...

GHA's Summer Party!

This week our three GHA studios joined for a summer party! The evening started off with a little healthy competition in a London vs. Kent rounders match. The game ended with a disputed result of 19 all, but Kent are claiming victory. Events coordinator Emma Brown helped to transform the Hythe office backyard into a mini festival with hay bales, camp fires, barbecues and a music stage. Our very own Phil Hall, architectural technician by day - guitarist and singer by night - entertained us all with his band...

Elwick Place goes to Public Consultation

A public consultation event for the redevelopment of the Elwick Place site in Ashford town centre will take place from 10am to 3pm on Thursday 30 July and 3pm to 8pm on Friday 31 July. This will be held at Unit 16A, County Square Shopping Centre, Ashford, adjacent to the site. The proposal is for a high quality investment by Stanhope in the town centre, which will involve a five-screen cinema, circa 1000 seats; with places to eat and drink around a new square. A family hotel will support Ashford’s growin...

Gransden Avenue mixed use scheme submits for planning

Guy Hollaway Architects has submitted a planning application for a new mixed use scheme in Hackney, a stone’s throw from London fields park, on behalf of our clients Gransden Avenue Ltd. Situated to the East of London Fields Station and West of Mare Street, the development consists of 42 high quality residential units and 2041 Sq. M of B1 commercial space. The project is located adjacent to the existing creative community, Mentmore studios, re-instating Fortesque Avenue to provide a connection which run...

Stephen Webster, Mount Street, London

Lead designer Liz Porter of Guy Hollaway Interiors has worked with Stephen Webster to transform the Grade II Listed building into two distinctive spaces for clients to relax and enjoy. The first creates a light filled, minimal, gallery-like space exhibiting Stephen Webster's finest collection of jewellery with bespoke showcases, cabinets and furniture in amongst Stephen’s collection of favourite art pieces. The salon lounge takes you into a relaxed atmosphere with an eclectic range of furniture positione...

Dreamland opens to the Public

GHA have been working in collaboration with Wayne Hemingway as design Architects on the eagerly awaited project, which opened its doors last Friday 19th June 2015. Since its closure to the public in 2006, Dreamland has sat abandoned in the heart of Margate, GHA have been working for our client Thanet District Council over the last 6 years in the realisation of this project. The total project value is £18M funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. As quoted by Guy Hollaway, “Margate is regenerating itself thr...

Rhodaus student apartments gets the green light

Guy Hollaway Architects are pleased to announce that last night saw Canterbury City Council vote in favour for planning consent of our proposed student accommodation scheme, situated at the Rhodaus site in the historical city of Canterbury. 8 Members voted for the development, one against and one abstained. The supporting councillor said that Canterbury city's industry is students, and therefore we should be supporting schemes of this nature to encourage the Canterbury economy. After announcing the regener...

Public consultation this Friday / Saturday

A public consultation about the proposed new centre for urban sports, planned to be built in Dover Road, Folkestone, will take place from 3pm to 6pm on Friday 15th May and from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 16 May at “Sunflower House”, the community centre situated by the railway arch in Foord Road, Folkestone. The proposal will be the world’s first multi-storey skate facility of its kind, and will add to the ever expanding skate and BMX scene in Folkestone, allowing it to act as an attraction for people t...

A new Sports Park for Folkestone!

Guy Hollaway architects are pleased to announce that the Folkestone Sports Park is officially public. A public consultation event will take place next Friday and Saturday at Sunflower House (full details below), so that local people and future users can see current proposals for themselves and express their opinions. The proposed site totals approximately 1000 square metres and is a new development for the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust. The site is located in a prominent position in Folkestone at the top...

Job opportunity for Architectural Technician in Kent - Studio 1

Guy Hollaway architects are an innovative award-winning architectural practice seeking an experienced Architectural Technician to join our energetic and creative Kent studio. The candidate should, ideally, be a member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), be highly motivated with a minimum of 5 years practical experience and be fluent in written and spoken English. A very good working knowledge of AutoCAD is essential and Revit experience is also desirable. We would consider app...

Pobble House wins RIBA Regional Award

We are pleased to announce that Pobble House has won a RIBA regional award at the prestigious ceremony last night. The nine Regional Award winners were drawn from a shortlist of 16 projects, from 42 entries. Speaking today, James Robinson, RIBA Regional Director said: “There was a fantastically high standard of entry to the RIBA Awards this year and we are very lucky in the South East to have the local ambition and design talent to be able to complete buildings of this quality. From important civic and p...

Margate Beach houses go under construction at the Royal Sea Bathing Hospital

These unique promenade beach houses have uninterrupted views over Turner's setting sun, which will each be two story, two bed residential dwellings with pitched roofs, inspired by the Margate beach huts. Each unit boasts open plan ground floors, kitchen, dining spaces and a spiral staircase and have unobstructed north facing sea views, with balconies on each level. The north facing sides are all glazed whilst the cladding will be wooden paneling, to weather with time. The scheme for promenade huts follows t...

Dreamland - Scenic Railway, time-lapse

Nearing the latter stages of the reconstruction of Dreamland's Scenic railway, Guy Hollaway Architects in collaboration with Hemingway Design, reveal the tantalising moments as the Scenic railway begins to come back to life. Captured in time-lapse film, the following video reveals recent movements in the restoration of the grade II* listed structure. Due to complete this summer, the Scenic Railway is set to return to its glory as the beating heart of Dreamland.

The Spirit of Sittingbourne gets the Green Light

Guy Hollaway Architects are pleased to announce that The Spirit of Sittingbourne has been granted Full Detail Planning Consent following planning committee on 16th March, which saw Swale Borough Council voting in favour for the scheme. The Spirit of Sittingbourne was formed with the single vision of making Sittingbourne a better place to live, breathing life into the town centre through innovation and regeneration. The scheme to re-enhance the town centre of Sittingbourne boasts a new public square that w...

GHA goes to Meribel!

Our three GHA studios joined for another sporting event to go ski-ing in the French Alps; thrown into the heart of the 3 valleys on Friday morning, the 4 day's consisted of many tumbles, many cheers and some surprisingly professional ski legs. The weather was great and the weekend was topped off with an enormous dinner of fondue accompanied by drinks.

The Fisheries gets the Green Light

Guy Hollaway Architects are pleased to announce that The Fisheries has been granted Full Detail Planning Consent following planning committee on 12th March, which saw Hackney town council voting unanimously in favour for the scheme. The proposed development is for 31 residential units, orientated to maximise views to London Fields Park, and 1724sqm of B1 commercial space arranged over the ground, first and basement levels. The project is located adjacent to the existing creative community, Mentmore studio...

Tweedy road Residential scheme submits for planning

Guy Hollaway Architects has submitted a planning application for a new build residential scheme in Bromley North on behalf of our clients Cathedral group. Situated adjacent to Bromley North Village Station, the schematic proposal consists of 53 high quality residential apartments over four stories, with recessed fifth floor penthouse apartments. The proposal has been submitted alongside a new 94 bedroom Boutique hotel within the former Grade II listed civic Town Hall. The proposed residential development...

GHA Wins Project Motor House Design Competition

Guy Hollaway Architects have won an architectural competition to become lead designers in the exciting transformation of the disused former motor museum in Ramsgate. Providing a mixture of facilitates, from a creative theatre space, three cinema screens, restaurant and bar, to an external theatrical performance space, the project sits buried in the West Cliff Promenade boasting unimpeded views across the English Channel and beyond. The site currently contains a run-down building which first opened its doo...

Slatter's hotel goes to Public Consultation

We are pleased to reveal our design proposal for the regeneration of the former Slatter's Hotel, it is situated in the heart of the historic city centre of Canterbury. The proposal is for a 130 bed hotel and roof top restaurant which will command spectacular views over Canterbury's historic roofscape and the cities Cathedral. The design also includes the complete restoration of two buildings, one of which is situated over a roman theatre's remains, the foyer will expose this through glass apertures. This...

Merry Christmas!

To celebrate the start of christmas; GHA staff took part in building Pobble as a Gingerbread House, now in it's 9th Month, Pobble has well and truly taken on the christmas spirit. We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year from Guy, the Studio Heads and all the Staff at Guy Hollaway Architects.

Bromley South Central in construction

Bromley South Central is a proposed mixed-use development to transform part of Bromley town centre and act as a catalyst for regeneration in the south part of the high street. Starting on site on may of last year, the site is getting well under way; the cinema walls are coming out of the ground, the piled walls are propped up forming the basement void to accommodate the replacement of the original car park, which is about to progress rapidly.

Pobble wins best house at the Kent Design Awards

Pobble House in Dungeness has been voted the best house for the prestigious Kent Design and Development Awards. The awards, jointly organised and sponsored by DHA Planning, Kent County Council and Maxim PR, celebrate the best new buildings and developments across Kent over the past two years. Architect for Pobble, Guy Hollaway, said: "I am honoured to win this award." "Pobble is situated in Britains only desert, surrounded by rough terrain and wind swept plains, the design embraces this lively landscape...

Dreamland - Scenic railway in construction

The historic scenic railway at dreamlands amusement park has started re-construction on site. The complex wooden construction is starting phase one imminently. Yesterday saw the local council agree a deal with Margate-based Sands Heritage Ltd on becoming the parks operator. You can read the full story here. First opened in the 1860's, Dreamland is the oldest amusement Park in the UK and the regeneration will aim to restore the park back to its former glory, making this the worlds first Heritage Theme Par...

Rhodaus Student Apartments goes to Public Consultation!

Last weekend saw Guy Hollaway Architects hold a public consultation for the new Student Apartments in Canterbury. After announcing the regeneration to the Canterbury public, GHA received a very positive response with the locals and local media, welcoming our commitment to regenerating Kent. The location is within St.Georges to Canterbury East Station's regeneration zone, and is next to the Canterbury Christchurch library and City Wall. The site currently contains a run-down Peugeot Showroom, Petrol Station...

Edwina leaves in style!

After 25 years of being the book-keeper and heart and soul of the practice, Edwina Thomas retires. Last night saw Guy Hollaway employee's celebrating in style with Ballroom dancing in Canterbury. After many speeches, many drinks and a master class into the waltz we say good bye to the most glamorous lady of the practice.

Fishermans beach starts work on site!

ollowing successful planning approval by Shepway District council in November 2010, work has begun on site for the erection of a residential masterplan comprising of; 60 apartments, villa's and town houses with 30% of these being affordable homes - on the coastline of Fishermans Beach, Hythe. Guy Hollaway is working in collaboration with Harris Partnership. The architectural theme for the scheme is one of 'contemporary vernacular', i.e. a contemporary design approach using vernacular building forms such as...

Guy Hollaway Shortlisted for Architect of the Year Awards!

After receiving great response on the top architectural news feeds; Pobble house has been shortlisted for - One-off house of the year - in conjunction with Architect of the Year Awards hosted by BD. This prestigous award had more than 200 entries and as quoted from BDonline - "Housing was one of the most hotly contested categories this year reflecting the buoyant market.". The event is taking place on 2nd December at The Brewery, London. You can read the full story here.

Shingle Bay submits Planning Application

Guy Hollaway Architects has submitted a planning application for a new build, working for residential developer T&G designer homes with direct access onto the beach. The proposed development is for 6 luxury apartments, fully-glazed with direct views over the sea, arranged over ground, first and second with maisonettes. A simple sweeping curved elevation fronting St. Leonards Road and West Parade has been designed to complement the curve of the RNLI listed building and to soften the street scene and le...

Today's Independent News

Dreamland Margate to open as "world's first heritage amusement park" The article in todays Independent news highlights the mass of support building up within the seaside town of Margate for the world's first heritage amusement park. Guy Hollaway Architects and Hemingway design are working to design this heritage amusement park. The article can be read here: http://tinyurl.com/mmdq9ty First opened in the 1860's, Dreamland is the oldest amusement Park in the UK and the regeneration will aim to restore the p...

Spirit of Sittingbourne goes Public

Last week Guy Hollaway Architects held a public consultation for the Spirit of Sittingbourne proposal in partnership with Cathedral group PLC and Quinn Estates. After 6 days, 500 public members and many tea's GHA received a very positive response with locals welcoming regeneration of the town centre. The Spirit of Sittingbourne was formed with the single vision of making Sittingbourne a better place to live, breathing life into the town centre through innovation and regeneration. A full planning applicati...

Pobble and Three Hill's shortlisted for Kent Design Awards

After success two years ago with Rocksalt and tough competition including Turner Contemporary, Margate, GHA claimed 'Overall winner' for the restaurant in Folkestone. We are pleased to receive 2 shortlisted nominations for this years Kent Design & Development Awards; Three Hills Sports Park in Folkestone (Public Buildings - Community, and Environmental Performance) and Pobble House (Residential). The awards, jointly organised and sponsored by DHA Planning, Kent County Council and Maxim PR, celebrate t...

Rendezvous gets Green Light

Guy Hollaway Architects are pleased to announce that Rendezvous Hotel has been granted Outline Planning approval following planning committee on 17th September. GHA launched a public consultation on June 8th (2014), which received extremely positive feedback from the 250-300 members of the public who came to view the scheme. The proposal for the Rendezvous responds to the increased demand for hotel rooms in Margate, which has been identified since the opening of the Turner Contemporary and the forthcoming...

Scenic Railway Starts Reconstruction Phase 1

First opened in the 1860's, Dreamland is the oldest amusement Park in the UK and the regeneration will aim to restore the park back to its former glory, creating the worlds first Heritage Theme Park and preserve what is an important part of our British cultural heritage. In 2005, The Scenic Railway fell into disrepair and has since been out of action, this then became damaged due to a fire in 2008. On Monday 15th September, 2014, the only Grade II* listed rollercoaster started partial demolition of the his...

472 Hackney Road - Bethnal Green gets planning

Guy Hollaway Architects are pleased to announce that 472 Hackney Road achieved full planning approval last Friday following planning committee. GHA launched a public consultation a year ago, September (2013). The plans were well received with many expressing their genuine excitement for the redevelopment of the site. 472 Hackney Road is made up of around 217 apartments, 9 commercial units, including restaurants and businesses. The plans outline three main buildings and improved public realm at the centre...

The Fisheries in Hackney submits for planning!

Guy Hollaway Architects has submitted a planning application for a new build, mixed-used commercial and residential development in the centre of Hackney, a stones throw from London Fields Park. The proposed development is for 31 luxury residential units, orientated to maximise views to London Fields Park, and 1750sqm of B1 commercial space arranged over the ground, first and basement levels. A warehouse style building on site will be integrated into the scheme, creating a continuation of the existing stre...

GHA's Second Canterbury Scheme for Regeneration is the Peugeot Site

Guy Hollaway Architects have been appointed to regenerate the disused Peugeot site in Canterbury. The site currently contains a run-down Peugeot Showroom, Petrol Station and Garage. The plot, which is a 10 minute walk from the Slatters site, is located next to the Canterbury Christchurch library and an old school opposite the city wall. The site sits partially in an old burial place and is an area of Archaeological interest, but has been contaminated by the presence of the petrol station. GHA looks to tran...

Awash with Design - Guy Features in Architects Choice

This month Architects Choice magazine looks into GHA's involvement with the regional resurgence of Kent's coastline, at the heart of which lie the regenerations of Folkestone and Margate, looking at projects like Dreamland, Rendezvous Hotel, Folkestone Academy, The Workshop, Rocksalt Restaurant and Folkestone Academy. 'As two of the nation's most iconic seaside destinations, a ground-breaking range of architectural and design projects are spearheading greater investment and relocation in the region' 'Proje...

Pobble House featured in Dezeen

Our bespoke residential Pobble House in Dungeness has been featured in Dezeen this week. Read here. "British architect Guy Hollaway used rusty steel mesh, silvery larch and grey cement fibreboard to clad this house on Dungeness beach, the only place in Britain officially classified as a desert."

GHA to regenerate Slatters in Canterbury

Guy Hollaway Architects have been appointed to regenerate the derelict Slatters Hotel in St Margaret's street, within the City walls of Canterbury, Kent. The building, which is listed and owned by Canterbury City Council, runs along the Marlowe arcade and will accommodate a new hotel with a retail and restaurant on the ground floor. St. Margaret's street is a central location to Canterbury's historic city centre, only a minutes walk from the world famous Canterbury Cathedral that attracts over a million vis...

GHA invited to join £110m town centre spirit of Sittingbourne Project

A scheme to revitalise the town centre of Sittingbourne boasts a new public quarter that will sit next to a new multi-screen cinema, civic building and library.†GHA have been appointed as the Architects for the project. We will be working closely with Cathedral Group, Swale Borough Council and mixed-use builder Quinn Estates towards bringing the regeneration to fruition. The project is expected to generate 1,000 jobs for the area and £250m of economic wealth. "Guy Hollaway Architects will bring an unbea...

Pobble House Completes

'Pobble House' is located in a stark and open headland on the Kent & Sussex coast that is home to Europe's largest expanse of shingle, classifying it as Britain's only desert. It is home to a historically strong fishing community that inhabit a number of small weathered huts which are scattered along its shores. Along with washed up silvered timber, stranded objects line the beaches, in particular rusting metal debris. The site is dominated by the Dungeness Nuclear Power Station, the robust materiality...

Royal Seabathing Hospital Completes

Planning permission has recently been granted for these promenade sea facing apartments, which will each be two story, two bed residential dwellings with pitched roofs, inspired by the historical Margate beach huts. Each unit boasts open plan ground floors, kitchen and dining spaces and have unobstructed north facing sea views, with balconies on each level. The north facing sides are all glazed whilst the cladding will be wooden paneling, to weather with time. The scheme for promenade huts follows the compl...

Work begins on Girona House

Our clifftop dwelling in the Girona region of Spain has seen work starting on its foundations. The three storey family home that will look over the Mediterranean is expected to be completed in a year, a two month pause in construction will take place during the high tourist season.

Rendezvous Public Consultation

Last week GHA held a public consultation for the Rendezvous Hotel proposal in Margate, Kent. The Saturday session was well attended, between 250 and 300 members of the public came with lots of questions. A 4metre wide installation dominated the centre of the room; an enormous map of Margate highlighting and pinpointing the regeneration areas in the town. A video was put together for the public to view on the day, which in conjunction with the map provided conversation starters for attendees. 15% of those wh...

GHA Goes Ape

Our three GHA studios joined for another sporting event at the Leeds Castle Go-Ape, which is an outdoor obstacle course consisting of a series of rope ladders, zip-lines, rope bridges, trapezes and swings located up in the trees. The weather was great and the day was finished off with an enourmous dinner accompanied by drinks at the Oak on the Green in Bearsted.

Greenwich Council approves Eltham Cinema

Eltham Town Centre Cinema creates an innovative and bold design response, creating a high profile development of a prominent area to be a positive catalyst for the wider regeneration of Eltham’s Town Centre. The proposed development will accommodate a six screen cinema and public foyer, two ground floor restaurants and a first floor mixed-use commercial unit. The scheme will promote regeneration in all respects. The development would support RBG’s Growth Strategy by kick-starting the development of a k...

Peacehaven to add further Architectural Legacy to Dungeness, Kent

Situated on the unique flat shingle marshlands of Dungeness - within close proximity to Derek Jarman's 'Prospect Cottage' – construction has begun on site for a new contemporary holiday retreat. Following a recently received and approved planning application this scheme has begun to see the demolition of an existing dilapidated bungalow to make way for a highly personal and contextual design for an exclusive holiday retreat that will respond to the history of its unique environment.

Girona

Planning consent has been granted for exclusive clifftop residence in the Girona region of Spain. This scheme is a proposal to replace a clifftop dwelling just over an hour's drive from Barcelona. The site sits within the contours of the cliff, adjacent to the Botanical Gardens and has uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean, overlooking a secluded bay area and beach. The holiday home accommodates six bedrooms and is split over three storeys. The lower ground floor is for the guest accommodation and recr...

Eltham Six-screen Cinema and Restaurants

The scheme to introduce a town centre cinema in Eltham goes through a heavily attended public consultation this weekend This weekend we are holding a public consultation in Eltham for a new six-screen cinema and restaurants, following a presentation yesterday to the councillors of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. 2,000 local residents were invited to the consultation being held in Eltham Centre, and has been very well attended so far. The scheme proposes to regenerate the town centre, and to create a new he...

GHA Hockey-Off

A Studio ‘Hockey-off’ took place on Monday night at GHA designed Three Hills Sports club, Folkestone. Our three Guy Hollaway Architects studios battled it out on Monday night to win the hockey ‘trophy’ (miniscule skittles that Guy had found in his Christmas cracker). The Kent Studio 1 bagged first place, Studio 2 second, leaving the London Studio in last place. Despite an aftermath of very sore legs, the night, which was topped off by a meal and drinks in the sport centre's bar, was brilliant fun...

A Kew Home

Our new residential extension in Kew boasts a ‘floating roof’, free corner glazing and flush detail design. Our completed residential extension in Kew is an adaptation and extension of a detached London house, replacing what was previously a mock-Victorian style conservatory which became overheated in the summer and uncomfortably cold in winter. The addition comprises of a family space accommodating a living, kitchen and dining area (designed by Roundhouse) that extend outwards onto an exterior decked...

Regeneration Green

Planning application has been submitted for a mixed-use project in Bethnal Green. The site proposal sits on a light industrial area and is a stone's throw from Denys Lasdun’s Keeling House, next to Cambridge Heath train station and near Bethnal Green tube. The scheme is a full regeneration of the site and, having been well received at a public consultation event, promises to be a positive transformation of the area accommodating 217 apartments, restaurants and commercial spaces. The robust, curving brick...

An Innovation for Education

Guy Hollaway Architects £4.6 million Primary Academy School in Folkestone was opened on Tuesday 8th October by Parliamentary under Secretary for Education and Childcare Elizabeth Truss. The state 2FE primary academy is the first in the country to feature classrooms with a maximum occupancy of 20 pupils, as opposed to the standard of 30 pupils. The philosophy behind this is based on a vision for the new school for effective primary education, formulated by the head teacher Helen Tait and her staff. It takes...

472 Hackney Road Public Consultation

Guy Hollaway Architects are pleased to announce their latest design proposals; an exciting mixed-use scheme in Bethnal Green. 472 Hackney Road is made up of around 217 apartments, 9 commercial units, including restaurants and businesses. The plans outline three main buildings and improved public realm at the centre of which, is a secure landscape garden for the occupants to enjoy. The Old Duke Of Cambridge pub, whilst retaining its unique façade, will be converted into high spec. flats. Last week, GHA la...

A Dolls House Launch at London Design Festival

Last night our dolls' house was unveiled to the public at the new W1 Domus as part of London Design Festival. Our unique dolls' house was designed in collaboration with Jack Hemingway (Hemingway Design) and named ‘super-innovative’ by Livingetc magazine. We are one of the 20-strong team of UK Architects and Designers which include Zaha Hadid, Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners, David Adjaye, MAKE, invited to design a dolls’ house that will be auctioned at Bonhams on 11th November. The project was dev...

Rendezvous Margate

On behalf of Kent County Council, Guy Hollaway Architects have designed an exciting development which aims to contribute to Margate Regeneration by delivering a high quality hotel with destination restaurant which was unveiled in the Turner Contemporary Gallery to invited guests and the Media. Margate is changing. With the opening of Turner Contemporary, and over twenty other developments including plans to renovate the Dreamland amusement park, the spirit of the town is being transformed. Within this cont...

Crit Building wins World Architecture Award for Best Facade 2013

Guy Hollaway architects have recently received the award for the WAN Façade of the year for the Crit Building at the University of Kent, Canterbury. >"We would like to offer our heartiest congratulations, not only to Guy Hollaway Architects for providing such an unforgettable winner, but to every entrant for making this inaugural Façade of the Year Award so very special." >Richard Greenan WAN AWARDS Co-ordinator

Bromley goes on site

We are pleased to announce that work has begun on site for the £90m GDV mixed use development in Bromley South Central. Funding was achieved back in May and the site has since seen the initial stages of the Westmoreland Road car park demolition. Work is anticipated to be finished in summer 2015 and will kick-start the regeneration of Bromley town centre. A high speed video of the construction has been captured by the Cathedral Group which can be viewed below.

GHA invited to design dolls' house for KIDS charity

Last week, Cathedral Group PLC announced the 20-strong squad of UK architects and designers selected to produce unique dolls' houses for the disabled children's charity, KIDS. We have been fortunate enough to be one of the firms invited and are extremely excited to display our creation amongst the likes of Zaha Hadid, Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners and David Adjaye. The project was inspired by Edwin Lutyens' 1924 dolls house for Queen Mary (shown above) which saw more than 1,500 artists, designers and c...

Beach Blanket Babylon sets its sights on Margate

We are pleased to present our design proposal for a new boutique hotel, restaurant and bar situated directly opposite the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate. The design has been commissioned by Beach Blanket Babylon who hold prestigious restaurants in both Notting Hill and Shoreditch. They are keen to add to their current portfolio and provide a new destination restaurant in Margate. The proposal focuses on restoring the existing buildings historically significant façades, bringing what is a derelict...

GHA London finds new home

We are pleased to announce that Guy Hollaway Architects and Interiors London have moved to a new office in Kings Cross. The striking glass extension can be seen directly from St Pancras International Station and forms part of the continuing success and expansion of the London branch.

Three Hills Sports Park Opened

We are pleased to announce the opening of the new Three Hills Sports Park in Folkestone, Kent. Opened by Minister for Sport Hugh Robertson last Friday, the £7m Centre of Excellence provides national standard facilities for hockey, cricket and netball. The new centre and will be the home of the Folkestone Cricket Club and Folkestone Optimists Hockey Club. Replacing the previous dilapidated pavilion and external sports pitches, the Sports Park's new facilities include national standard pitches for both hocke...

GHA secures Rendezvous bid

We are pleased to announce a successful outcome of our bid to design an 80 bed hotel on the Rendezvous Site in Margate for our clients, Kent County Council. Located in a prominent coastal location between the Winter Gardens and the Turner Contemporary Gallery, the site offers the opportunity to contribute to the wider regeneration of Margate and embrace the sites changing weather conditions and dramatic setting. Steeped in history, the site was once occupied by the Marine Palace and Baths, creating a desir...

Hemingway joins Dreamland design team

Having successfully completed the emergency works at Margate's Deamland site, Guy Hollaway Architects are looking forward to progressing the forthcoming phases of work for the £10million project with the Hemingway Design team. Building on the success of the Turner Contemporary Gallery, the Dreamland project will earmark a significant milestone in the overall regeneration scheme for Margate and enhance Margate's reputation as one of the top 10 destinations in the world. First opened in the 1860's, Dreamla...

Crit Space featured in AJ

We are pleased to announce that the recently completed Crit Space at the Kent School of Architecture has been featured on the front cover of this week's Architects Journal. Felix Mara writes 'Like the interior, this façade will inspire students by demonstrating that architects working with ambitious clients and practical contractors can turn imaginative ideas into reality'

Hawkinge Football Pavilion Highly Commended at Kent Design Awards

Alongside the Success of Rocksalt at the Kent Design Awards, Guy Hollaway Architects also received acclaim for its Hawkinge Football Pavilion. The £750,000 project did well to achieve a 'Highly Commended' award in the category of 'Public Building – Community' especially when it was competing with the outstanding projects of the £17m Turner Gallery and high profile buildings including The Marlowe Theatre, No 1 Smithery in Chatham, The City Gaol Café, Westgate Towers Museum Entrance and Maidstone Museum...

Rocksalt Overall Winner of Kent Design Awards 2012

Rocksalt restaurant in Folkestone has been voted the overall winner of the prestigious Kent Design and Development Awards. The awards, jointly organised and sponsored by DHA Planning, Kent County Council and Ward Homes, celebrate the best new buildings and developments across Kent over the past two years. The overall winner was voted for by the audience live on the night. Architect for Rocksalt, Guy Hollaway, said: "I am honoured to win this award. "Rocksalt sits snugly in the curve of Folkestone harbour...

Prospect House Wins Planning

Guy Hollaway Architects has won planning approval for two replacement dwellings in Littlestone-on Sea. On Tuesday evening Shepway district Council unanimously voted in favour to approve the detailed planning application for our proposal to demolish the existing Prospect House and construct two replacement dwellings. The unique designs are fully DDA compliant, meeting the requirements of our special needs client who is wheelchair bound. Designed to the highest quality to ensure it is robust enough to cope w...

The Marquis Hotel & Restaurant shortlisted for RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2012

Guy Hollaway Architects are pleased to announce that the Marquis Hotel & Restaurant has been shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize. Rewarding the best examples of projects with a construction budget of less than £1 million throughout the UK, the Stephen Lawrence Prize aims to encourage fresh talent working with smaller budgets. The winner will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize Dinner in Manchester on Saturday 13th October.

St. Augustines gets planning & starts on site

Following successful planning approval by Shepway District council in July 2012, work has begun on site for the erection of a four storey set of apartments on Seabrook Road, Hythe. The granted scheme follows previously approved applications for the demolition and change of use of the former St. Augustine's Primary school. The proposal, will provide 12 high quality apartments and one penthouse suite. Orientated to maximise the views to the English Channel, the highly detailed apartments provide a materials...

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