Bedford Modern School

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Bedford Modern School

Bedford Modern School, Refectory and Sixth Form Centre

With the increase in pupil numbers and the introduction of girls into the 6th form at Bedford Modern School, BE1 were commissioned to the design the expansion of the school, providing new and independent facilities on the school grounds.

Located at the highest point on the school grounds, the building offers spectacular views over the Ouse Valley. The building comprises two wings in an ‘L’ shape, each with two storeys with a central area in a radial form which accommodates the dining area which is fully glazed to maximise the views. The first provides a terrace off the 6th form common room.

The building serves two separate functions, in the first instance it provide a refectory for the whole school at ground floor and secondly a 6th for centre on the first floor. This includes a common room study and separate teaching areas. The two main aims of the design was to maximise the views from the communal areas and to create light and bright spaces in contrast to the more intimate study areas.

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5 Abbey Court
Fraser Road
Bedford
MK44 3WH 

Tel: 01234 261 266
email: enquiries@be-1.co.uk

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The Green House,
41-42 Clerkenwell Green,
London,
EC1R 0DU

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Aubrey Park Hotel

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Aubrey Park Hotel

Aubrey Park Hotel, Redbourn

BE1 Architects were appointed to design and oversee the construction of a £1.8 million extension to Aubrey Park Hotel in Redbourn. The scheme consists of a new main function room, a pre-function space and new additional catering facilities to support the new accommodation. These new facilities allows the hotel to expand upon their already very popular venue for weddings, business breakfasts and seminars. The development was completed in September 2016

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Bedford Studio (HQ)
5 Abbey Court
Fraser Road
Bedford
MK44 3WH 

Tel: 01234 261 266
email: enquiries@be-1.co.uk

London Studio
The Green House,
41-42 Clerkenwell Green,
London,
EC1R 0DU

Tel: 01234 261 266
email: enquiries@be-1.co.uk

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Land off Greenfield Road, Flitton, Bedfordshire

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Land off Greenfield Road, Flitton, Bedfordshire

Size:

1.5 hectare

Type:

Residential scheme – 24 dwellings

Brief: 

Outline planning application – permission granted November 2016

The proposed scheme forms an extension to the village of Flitton and contributes to defining the village’s edge. The front of the proposed development enhances the street scene along Greenfield Road with plots facing the street while allowing a generous defensible space.

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Bedford Studio (HQ)
5 Abbey Court
Fraser Road
Bedford
MK44 3WH 

Tel: 01234 261 266
email: enquiries@be-1.co.uk

London Studio
The Green House,
41-42 Clerkenwell Green,
London,
EC1R 0DU

Tel: 01234 261 266
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Paragraph 55 House

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Paragraph 55 House

Paragraph 55 House, Bedfordshire

Set in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside, this site provides the perfect scene for the realisation of a Paragraph 55 House. Making use of the existing contours, the house is dug in to a sloping grassed field and rises out of the ground to ultimately cantilever out over a pool.

Meeting the Paragraph 55 ambitions, the proposed design solution will instil a strong sense of place and integrate technologies which are specific to the client and the site

The site offers an opportunity to create a building that will be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area, whilst setting new standards for sustainability, low energy consumption, using local materials and supported by smart technology.

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Bedford Studio (HQ)
5 Abbey Court
Fraser Road
Bedford
MK44 3WH 

Tel: 01234 261 266
email: enquiries@be-1.co.uk

London Studio
The Green House,
41-42 Clerkenwell Green,
London,
EC1R 0DU

Tel: 01234 261 266
email: enquiries@be-1.co.uk

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Cawdor Quarry, Matlock, Derbyshire

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Cawdor Quarry, Matlock, Derbyshire

Size:

1.3 hectare

Type:

Residential scheme, circa 430 dwellings

Brief: 

Hybrid planning application – Outline application for the whole site, detailed application for the first phase

BE1 were commissioned to prepare a masterplan for the disused Cawdor Quarry as part of an outline planning application, and to design a detailed layout for the first phase of 65 houses.

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Bedford Studio (HQ)
5 Abbey Court
Fraser Road
Bedford
MK44 3WH 

Tel: 01234 261 266
email: enquiries@be-1.co.uk

London Studio
The Green House,
41-42 Clerkenwell Green,
London,
EC1R 0DU

Tel: 01234 261 266
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The Gables, Wavendon, Buckinghamshire

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The Gables, Wavendon, Buckinghamshire

Size:

1.3 hectaret 201

Type:

Residential scheme, 34 plots

Brief: 

Detailed planning application – permission granted in Oct 201

BE1 prepared a bespoke residential layout for 34 units for a site in Wavendon, adjacent to a wider strategic land allocation for up to 2,900 new homes. The layout and appearance were informed by a detailed research and context analysis exploring the local architectural vernacular.

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Bedford Studio (HQ)
5 Abbey Court
Fraser Road
Bedford
MK44 3WH 

Tel: 01234 261 266
email: enquiries@be-1.co.uk

London Studio
The Green House,
41-42 Clerkenwell Green,
London,
EC1R 0DU

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Land off Beeby Road, Scraptoft, Leicestershire

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Land off Beeby Road, Scraptoft, Leicestershire

Size:

8 hectare

Type:

178 dwellings and associated parking and landscaping

Brief: 

Detailed planning application

The residential scheme proposes a new neighbourhood as an extension to the village of Scraptoft. As such, generous landscaped buffers support the existing hedgerows and woodland along the site’s perimeter, to soften the transition into the open countryside, as well as enhance the site’s ecological value.

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Bedford Studio (HQ)
5 Abbey Court
Fraser Road
Bedford
MK44 3WH 

Tel: 01234 261 266
email: enquiries@be-1.co.uk

London Studio
The Green House,
41-42 Clerkenwell Green,
London,
EC1R 0DU

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Land off Box End Road, Kempston, Bedfordshire

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Land off Box End Road, Kempston, Bedfordshire

Size:

2.6 hectare

Type:

11 bespoke houses

Brief: 

Outline planning application

The scheme for 11 bespoke houses is set on the outskirts of Bedford, adjacent to a listed farmhouse. In order to limit the impact of the development on the setting of the listed building, a wide landscaped buffer was proposed to screen the development. Similarly, the plots orientation and buildings height where designed to address the proximity to the listed building. Collaboration with English Heritage has contributed to the delivery of a high quality and contemporary design that is sympathetic with this context.

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Bedford Studio (HQ)
5 Abbey Court
Fraser Road
Bedford
MK44 3WH 

Tel: 01234 261 266
email: enquiries@be-1.co.uk

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The Green House,
41-42 Clerkenwell Green,
London,
EC1R 0DU

Tel: 01234 261 266
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Land in Hampshire

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Land in Hampshire

Size:

170 hectare

Type:

Major scale mixed use development – circa 2,400 dwellings, school, a local centre, employment area and park & bus facilities

Brief:

Capacity Study

The proposed scheme will form a substantial extension to Southampton, north of the M27. Areas of ecological value benefitting from conservation designation scattered throughout the site, the flood plain and existing vegetation shaped the development, while taking advantage of the panoramic views across the site from the Victorian country mansion of Winslowe House.

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Bedford Studio (HQ)
5 Abbey Court
Fraser Road
Bedford
MK44 3WH 

Tel: 01234 261 266
email: enquiries@be-1.co.uk

London Studio
The Green House,
41-42 Clerkenwell Green,
London,
EC1R 0DU

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Land west of Sandy, Central Bedfordshire

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Land west of Sandy, Central Bedfordshire

Size:

24 hectare

Type:

Mixed use development – circa 220 dwellings, including self-build plots, employment land and a care home

Brief:

Outline planning application with all maters reserved except access

Residential development on the site was restricted to a relatively small area mainly due to the flood plain constraint, but also due to existing vegetation and potential noise off the major vehicular route to the east. The proposal incorporates a large ecological open space with pedestrian links.

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Bedford Studio (HQ)
5 Abbey Court
Fraser Road
Bedford
MK44 3WH 

Tel: 01234 261 266
email: enquiries@be-1.co.uk

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The Green House,
41-42 Clerkenwell Green,
London,
EC1R 0DU

Tel: 01234 261 266
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