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A Commendation and a Fantastic Client Testimonial

We were proud to pick 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 up for RIBA Award!

We’re on our way to this year’s Regional RIBA awards with our project for the Rathfinny Winery shortlisted. We’re up against some beautiful projects so the competition will be fierce.. Fingers crossed!Ratfinny-Winery-4

Stephen: 23rd April 2015 at 5:10 pm

The Evening Standard

Our Courtyard House in East Dulwich appeared as a two page spread in the Homes and Property section of London’s Evening Standard on 21st May 2014. A version of the article was also published on-line and can be seen here.

Designcubed_Courtyard House_London Evening Standard

Many thanks to Phillippa Stockley who interviewed us and wrote the article and to Simon Maxwell who took the photographs and put us in contact with the paper.

Designcubed - Courtyard House Interior

Designcubed – Courtyard House Interior