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Unveiling Reimagined Local Streets


As part of this years London Festival of Architecture exhibition we have been collaborating with the Tunstall Road Residents Group, developing a series of proposals to improve our local streets in line with this year’s festival theme ‘reimagine’.

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Happy Pride Month!


As Pride Month draws to a close, we reflect on the celebration and awareness raised for the LGBTQ+ community's pursuit of equal justice and the issues affecting its members.

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The Artist’s Map


Our exhibition will remain on display in the coming weeks, and 'The Artists' Map' will have a permanent place on our wall. We warmly invite you to visit and explore our work. Please drop by and see us!

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BoonBrown has incorporated The Landscape Practice


BoonBrown are delighted to announce that we have recently incorporated The Landscape Practice as part of our continuing diversification.

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Appreciating Architecture through the London Festival of Architecture


This year the LFA turns 20. As we reach this milestone, our London studio office manager Nadine Richards takes a moment to pause and reflect on our previous contributions with her latest blog about the festival.

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Numatic Manufacturing Facility Update


It's been a year since construction on the new manufacturing facility for Numatic International in Chard started and we're excited to share Apex Media's drone footage which expertly captures the project's evolution.

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BoonBrown welcomes Dave Norris to the Town Planning Team


BoonBrown are pleased to announce that Dave Norris has joined our Planning Team. Dave is well known in the southwest, having worked in Dorset and Mendip, before spending six years as the Development Manager at South Somerset District Council.

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West London Home Completes!


Construction was completed in late 2023 and last month we had the pleasure of visiting the family to see how they have settled into their new home.

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Founding Partner Richard Boon Retires


After years of dedicated leadership and strategic guidance, we announce the retirement of one of our founding partners Richard Boon.

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The Common Beech


World Landscape Architecture Month is drawing to a close, but we've got something special for you before it ends! Dive into our latest blog written by Senior Landscape Architect, Elizabeth Malone, as she reveals the challenges facing one of the UK's most beloved trees, the Common Beech, in the era of climate change.

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Join us for our 2024 London Festival of Architecture event!


BoonBrown is proud to be part of the London Festival of Architecture again this year, and we're excited to invite you to our immersive exhibition in the heart of Brixton.

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A Short Film : Transformation Newcastle


A short film created by You See Media capturing many of the highlights of the LDN Collective trip to Newcastle.

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AI as a tool or something more?


The rise of AI in architecture sparks debates on its role – is it a tool or a replacement for architects? While AI enhances efficiency, human creativity and oversight remain crucial.

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Penny for your thoughts – Views on the loos


So what is the public’s response? ...we had the opportunity to speak with the local community, to find out what they think of the newly refurbished toilets…

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The Next Storey


Having built the foundations and developed the company with Clive to the 37th floor, our friend and colleague Richard Boon is handing on the plans to new partners. Richard is due to retire at the end of April.

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Going Public; reviving the Crystal Palace Park loos


Sharing the backstory to the refurb, this is our topical take on a very real need; providing sanitary facilities in the public realm.

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Howay and beyond: A trip to Newcastle


Read about our trip where we explored some of the city's most forward-thinking and exciting projects... captured by Architectural Director Abigail Baggley in our latest blog!

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Brixton Reimagined: A Glimpse Behind the Exhibition


As we bring 2023 to a close, we reflect on our participation in the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) earlier this year…it feels fitting to share a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of our Re-Imagining Brixton Exhibition. This year was our first year participating in the festival. Our team are already excited about what 2024 will bring, with a new opportunity for ideas and fresh thinking for our second LFA exhibition! See you there!

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Steps towards a Sustainable Future


As part of BoonBrown’s Social Value Strategy, over the last two years we have been calculating and tracking the Carbon Footprint of our Southwest and London Studios. Check out our latest blog which explains the process and our achievements to date.

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New pathway to becoming an architect


Written by our Level 7 Architectural Apprentices, Martin Bignell and Sydney Wheeler, our latest blog shines a light on their experience studying towards becoming fully qualified architects at the University of the West of England in Bristol.

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All under one roof: a home for generations


Great news – we have secured planning permission for one of our biggest home transformations yet…! Our project at Thorpe Avenue in Peterborough extends the existing 240sqm dwelling to 610sqm, providing three receptions, an open kitchen/living/diner, swimming pool, nine bedrooms and ten bathrooms. Check out our latest blog which talks you through the brief and the design principles we adopted.

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Buckle up for Buckeroo or Preparing for Complexity?


So, what sort of complexity and change is coming down the track in relation to architecture and planning? Setting aside the macro impacts of the cost-of-living crisis and the failure of the post-Brexit economic phoenix to rise from the ashes, there are a few suggestions...

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BoonBrown welcomes RIBA President Simon Allford to Brixton!


Our London Studio team (alongside several southwest studio visitors!) had the pleasure of welcoming inspirational architect and RIBA president, Simon Allford to Brixton last week.

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Re-imagining Brixton | Collaborations


We are thrilled to share this fantastic short film produced by You See Media…giving a glimpse into our Re-Imagining Brixton Exhibition, which was part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. Due to the positive response we’ve had and continuing popularity, the exhibition has been extended for a few more days, so please do come down and check it out!

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Reflections from Chelsea


Chartered Landscape Architect Josh George discusses one of this years’ themes for the Chelsea Flower Show, which was the use of different substrates within planting designs, setting out how this may benefit your project.

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Elephant Park Tour with LDN Collective


Architectural Director Abigail Baggley and non-exec Director Ed Watson make observations about the successes in architectural detailing, and discuss how the development has anchored itself within the community, creating a really exciting bustling working and living hub within Elephant and Castle.

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Re-imagining Brixton Goes Live!


We are thrilled to be unveiling our Re-imagining Brixton Exhibition, as we play a part in this year’s London Festival of Architecture! Check out some of our launch party highlights and find out more about our exhibition - we are welcoming visitors until Friday 30th June, so please come on down to Brixton!

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Doubling Up: Tall buildings and two stairs


Our Associate Architectural Technician Tom Kimber discusses the recommendations and mandating of second staircases in new residential buildings over 30 metres tall. So there are many questions... but fundamentally, how will this impact our plans and layouts?

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New Numatic production and distribution facility gets the go ahead


The new building will provide circa 24,000m2 of new floor space dedicated to the production of the much-loved Henry family of vacuum cleaners. The aim of the development is to streamline the process into one facility incorporating raw material storage, manufacture, assembly, storage and distribution, to ultimately improve sustainability and increase productivity.

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Mandatory changes to the planning process: Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG)


As of November 2023 (TBC), it will be mandatory for developments requiring planning permission to achieve Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG). The Environment Act 2021 introduced the requirement that new planning applications for development meet the following objective 'biodiversity value attributable to the development exceed the pre-development biodiversity value of the on-site habitat by at least 10%'.

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Designing Equitable Spaces


Firstly, what is equitable design? The dictionary definition of equity, is to provide equal treatment to everyone whilst still acknowledging the differences between individuals. This implies that there are inherent differences between individuals’ circumstances, and for everyone to achieve the same equal outcome, they must be given tools and opportunities specific to their needs.

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Diversity Matters


Could architects be doing more to address and provide solutions to the world’s current social, cultural and environmental issues? As an industry, we generally try to be proactive and keep ourselves well informed and there is fundamental change happening within construction, along with a growing awareness in the wider society in relation to diversity and other commonly understood issues.

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Housing Digital Innovation Awards 2023 | Shortlisted for Best Innovative New Build


We are pleased to announce that the Housing Digital Innovation Awards 2023 has shortlisted our affordable housing scheme, Mendip View in Axbridge for Best Innovative New Build.

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Adaptive reuse; how old stories find new expression in North London


Adaptive reuse – how does this differ from refurbishment and renovation and what does it mean for our existing building stock? Sensitive transformations may be the key to cost-effective and sustainable solutions, while maintaining relationships between property owners, tenants and those who simply inhabit our constructed world.

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Planning permission secured for 67 apartments


BoonBrown are delighted to announce that alongside clients Allerton, we have now secured planning permission for 67 apartments across three blocks on the Cherry Tree Pub site in Peterborough. Our application was recommended for approval by the Planning Officer, and later approved under delegated powers without going to Planning Committee.

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Insider SW Property Awards 2022 | Sustainable Project of the Year


BoonBrown’s recently completed scheme for 20 new affordable homes at Mendip View, Axbridge, has won ‘Sustainable Project of the Year’ at the Insider South West Property Awards!! The ceremony in Bristol on Thursday evening was overwhelmed by cheer and applause by the great news. To be given recognition for all the hard work through this prestigious regional award was a great delight.

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Unveiling Reimagined Local Streets


As part of this years London Festival of Architecture exhibition we have been collaborating with the Tunstall Road…

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Happy Pride Month!


As Pride Month draws to a close, we reflect on the celebration and awareness raised for the LGBTQ+ community's pursuit…

Read More

The Artist’s Map


Our exhibition will remain on display in the coming weeks, and 'The Artists' Map' will have a permanent place on our…

Read More

BoonBrown has incorporated The Landscape Practice


BoonBrown are delighted to announce that we have recently incorporated The Landscape Practice as part of our continuing…

Read More

Appreciating Architecture through the London Festival of Architecture


This year the LFA turns 20. As we reach this milestone, our London studio office manager Nadine Richards takes a moment…

Read More

Numatic Manufacturing Facility Update


It's been a year since construction on the new manufacturing facility for Numatic International in Chard started and…

Read More

BoonBrown welcomes Dave Norris to the Town Planning Team


BoonBrown are pleased to announce that Dave Norris has joined our Planning Team. Dave is well known in the southwest,…

Read More

West London Home Completes!


Construction was completed in late 2023 and last month we had the pleasure of visiting the family to see how they have…

Read More

Founding Partner Richard Boon Retires


After years of dedicated leadership and strategic guidance, we announce the retirement of one of our founding partners…

Read More

The Common Beech


World Landscape Architecture Month is drawing to a close, but we've got something special for you before it ends! Dive…

Read More

Join us for our 2024 London Festival of Architecture event!


BoonBrown is proud to be part of the London Festival of Architecture again this year, and we're excited to invite you…

Read More

A Short Film : Transformation Newcastle


A short film created by You See Media capturing many of the highlights of the LDN Collective trip to Newcastle.

Read More

AI as a tool or something more?


The rise of AI in architecture sparks debates on its role – is it a tool or a replacement for architects? While AI…

Read More

Penny for your thoughts – Views on the loos


So what is the public’s response? ...we had the opportunity to speak with the local community, to find out what they…

Read More

The Next Storey


Having built the foundations and developed the company with Clive to the 37th floor, our friend and colleague Richard…

Read More

Going Public; reviving the Crystal Palace Park loos


Sharing the backstory to the refurb, this is our topical take on a very real need; providing sanitary facilities in the…

Read More

Howay and beyond: A trip to Newcastle


Read about our trip where we explored some of the city's most forward-thinking and exciting projects... captured by…

Read More

Brixton Reimagined: A Glimpse Behind the Exhibition


As we bring 2023 to a close, we reflect on our participation in the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) earlier this…

Read More

Steps towards a Sustainable Future


As part of BoonBrown’s Social Value Strategy, over the last two years we have been calculating and tracking the Carbon…

Read More

New pathway to becoming an architect


Written by our Level 7 Architectural Apprentices, Martin Bignell and Sydney Wheeler, our latest blog shines a light on…

Read More

All under one roof: a home for generations


Great news – we have secured planning permission for one of our biggest home transformations yet…! Our project at…

Read More

Buckle up for Buckeroo or Preparing for Complexity?


So, what sort of complexity and change is coming down the track in relation to architecture and planning? Setting aside…

Read More

BoonBrown welcomes RIBA President Simon Allford to Brixton!


Our London Studio team (alongside several southwest studio visitors!) had the pleasure of welcoming inspirational…

Read More

Re-imagining Brixton | Collaborations


We are thrilled to share this fantastic short film produced by You See Media…giving a glimpse into our Re-Imagining…

Read More

Reflections from Chelsea


Chartered Landscape Architect Josh George discusses one of this years’ themes for the Chelsea Flower Show, which was…

Read More

Elephant Park Tour with LDN Collective


Architectural Director Abigail Baggley and non-exec Director Ed Watson make observations about the successes in…

Read More

Re-imagining Brixton Goes Live!


We are thrilled to be unveiling our Re-imagining Brixton Exhibition, as we play a part in this year’s London Festival…

Read More

Doubling Up: Tall buildings and two stairs


Our Associate Architectural Technician Tom Kimber discusses the recommendations and mandating of second staircases in…

Read More

New Numatic production and distribution facility gets the go ahead


The new building will provide circa 24,000m2 of new floor space dedicated to the production of the much-loved Henry…

Read More

Mandatory changes to the planning process: Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG)


As of November 2023 (TBC), it will be mandatory for developments requiring planning permission to achieve Biodiversity…

Read More