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A Commendation and a Fantastic Client Testimonial

We were proud to pick up this commendation from the St Albans Civic Society for our project at Beaumont School, St Albans – some nice words! 

However, we were even more happy to receive the following testimonial from the School’s Head of Governors, Alex Hall – there is nothing more rewarding than a happy client:

“The FAB Project at Beaumont School was a highly ambitious redevelopment scheme for the school’s sports facilities.  It involved turning the whole school site through 90 degrees, with a new entrance, new car park and reception facilities.  A new sports hall had to be integrated into this design, along with classrooms and conference facilities.

From the start, Stephen Blowers and Designcubed immersed themselves in the school and its ethos to seek to achieve a design which fitted with the school’s ambitions but also took into account its older architecture and lay-out.  The eventual design was both innovative and in keeping with the other buildings nearby – a sports hall, wrapped around by reception area and classrooms, which echoes the original 1930s architecture of the school.  Stephen and the team clearly listened very carefully to what the school wanted, but then extended this into a design which went beyond our own expectations.

Designcubed’s new Block A at Beaumont School has transformed the educational experience of both staff and students.  An already outstanding school now has outstanding facilities to match its needs and ambitions.  Despite the tight timescales involved in delivering the project, Stephen and the team were always prepared to “go the extra mile” to support the school with this project.  Above all, we very much enjoyed working with them, and both the school and the local community are delighted with the results.  We would thoroughly recommend them.”


Designcubed goes North!

This planning application is for the refurbishment, remodelling, & extension of an existing 60’s style detached dwelling within the Clifton Conservation Area of York.  The extensive alterations include reworking of the elevations including a single storey extension at the front of the property; relocation of the front entrance from the main facade to the side; raising of the roof to provide for an additional floor of accommodation; and a secure detached car port to the rear. The aim is to retain many of the design elements of the existing 60’s dwelling (footprint, window proportions, materials) whilst responding to features of the neighbouring period (and period style) properties (scale, proportion, roof pitch and prominent gables).

Designcubed York

Proposed – St Peters Grove – York

Designcubed York

Existing – St Peters Grove – York


Start on site in Honor Oak

Whilst our clients are away on holiday we are starting on site with this exciting extension and transformation of a 1930’s end of terrace in Honor Oak, London. It should be complete in 3 months.

Another project on site in Honor Oak, South East London