Arts University Bournemouth
Arts University Bournemouth Plans submitted for North Light Studios 19 January 2023

We're delighted to share the news that we've submitted plans to replace the existing North Light Studios building at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) with a new 1,800sqm fine arts building. The existing building is approaching …

Lisbon Study Trip
Lisbon Study Trip A tour of buildings ancient and new 2 December 2022

Our office study trips have always been a highlight in the Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt social calendar. In the past we've been to Berlin, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Rotterdam and Madrid, but then the pandemic struck and we had to hit …

Luanzhou Motorsport Complex
Luanzhou Motorsport Complex A project with Apex Circuit Design 17 November 2022

We're thrilled to reveal our designs for a new motorsport complex in Luanzhou, China. The project, designed in collaboration with Apex Circuit Design, will restore a decommissioned quarry to create a sport and leisure …

Q3 2022 Review
Q3 2022 Review Matthew Chamberlain 8 November 2022

The last three months have brought project milestones, exciting new commissions and the arrival of some talented individuals to bolster the team. This all sits in the backdrop of another series of globally significant events …

South Staffordshire College
South Staffordshire College Plans approved for new campus building 20 October 2022

We're pleased to report that our plans for a new college for South Staffordshire College in the historic town centre of Tamworth have been granted planning approval. Part funded by the ‘Future High Streets Fund’, the …

Horsham Enterprise Park
Horsham Enterprise Park ACG appointed on mixed-use redevelopment 14 October 2022

Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt have been appointed to design the residential element of a mixed-use redevelopment of Horsham Enterprise Park, an 18.6 acre site housing a former Novartis pharmaceutical facility north of Horsham town …

Bartholomew Street
Bartholomew Street Newbury later living scheme completes 14 October 2022

Really pleased to report that our 'later living' project in Newbury has reached completion. This is one of a series of 'later living' projects that we have in the pipeline and the first that we have completed for Eden Retirement …

One Vinyl Square
One Vinyl Square Advanced BIM workflow in action 7 October 2022

It's great to see construction progress on One Vinyl Square in Hayes. Working with ARJ and JRP (Employer’s Agent), the project for Network Homes will provide 134 affordable homes and 395m² GIA of flexible commercial space. …

Anniversaries & appointments
Anniversaries & appointments Staff news from the studios 27 September 2022

We've had a steady intake of new team members over the last few months, as well as several notable work anniversaries and achievements, so we thought it was about time we introduce our newest recruits, and give a shout out …

Summer Work Experience
Summer Work Experience Site visits, sketches and model-making 2 September 2022

We've been pleased to host a steady stream of work experience students over the course of the summer months, and have once again been reminded of the worthwhile investment of resources in these placements. Doing what we can …

Wickham Street
Wickham Street Co-living scheme receives planning approval 5 August 2022

Great news for our Wickham Street scheme - the 76 home co-living development in Portsmouth was unanimously approved by councillors at planning committee. This is the first co-living scheme of this scale in Portsmouth, demonstrating …

Q2 2022 Review
Q2 2022 Review Emily Pallot 18 July 2022

The last quarter has flown by with so much to be positive about. The highlight for me has been watching Director Olly Wood take part in a gruelling challenge to raise money for our nominated charity for 2022, RefugEase - …

Barnsgrove Co-working & wellbeing project starts on site 17 July 2022

Great to see our co-working and wellbeing project, Barnsgrove, break ground last week. The development is on a rural site covering approximately 0.5ha in North Hampshire and replaces a derelict cow milking shed with a sustainable …

Toutley East
Toutley East Masterplan receives outline consent 16 July 2022

Good news for our Toutley East masterplan which received outline consent last week. The proposals have been developed with net zero operational potential, for up 130 new homes and a 70-bed dementia care home. The design celebrates …

Work Experience
Work Experience T-Level students get the full studio experience 15 July 2022

We really enjoyed hosting T-Level students from Havant and South Downs College in the practice last week, as part of one of our many industry and education partnerships. The students are all undertaking T-Levels in construction …

Arts University Bournemouth
Arts University Bournemouth Plans submitted for net-zero building 7 July 2022

Pleased to share the news that we've submitted plans to Bournemouth Borough Council for an 8,000sqm academic building at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB). The project, run under the Pagabo Framework with Faithful + Gould, …

REFUGEASE FUNDRAISING Director Olly's extra 1km a day 5 July 2022

A huge hats off to Director Olly Wood who undertook a very impressive challenge last month in aid of our nominated charity for 2022, RefugEase. This 'small 'n' mighty' UK-based NGO currently has an emergency fund set up to …

THE BRICK AWARDS Geraint Thomas House shortlisted 27 June 2022

We're pleased to share the news that our social housing project for A2 Dominion, Geraint Thomas House, has been shortlisted for a Brick Award. The design features intricate brickwork geometry and playful brickwork patterns …

Company Family Day
Company Family Day Summer fun at Alice Holt Forest 22 June 2022

After a couple of years off, it was great to be able to resume with our company 'Family Day'. This year we opted for a barbecue and Go Ape at Alice Holt Forest in Hampshire. In typical British summertime style, we found ourselves …

GREAT WESTERN HOTEL Mixed-use scheme receives planning 9 June 2022

We're delighted to report that this project local to our Hampshire studio has been granted unanimous approval at planning committee. The aspiration for the scheme is to reinvigorate a currently vacant site located within …

South Staffordshire College
South Staffordshire College Funding approval from the DFE 18 May 2022

We're delighted to share the news that our new build project for South Staffordshire College with Peter Marsh Consulting and McBains has received funding approval from the DFE. The project forms a key part of a wider council-led …

New Season Doyenne
New Season Doyenne A cycling club for women in property 6 May 2022

Last weekend, Director Emily Pallot led the first Doyenne ride of the new season, racking up 85km from Richmond Park to Windsor along the Thames and through Windsor Great Park. Naturally, the ride to Windsor also included …

Our 2022 Charity
Our 2022 Charity Fundraising for RefugEase 10 April 2022

Fundraising is a big part of the Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt calendar and each year we select a charity we would like to support. This year the Ukrainian crisis has devastated many lives and we have chosen to raise funds for RefugEase, …

Q1 IN REVIEW Director Dominic Gaunt reflects on a busy Q1 10 April 2022

Face-to-face meetings, group lunches and the studio buzz are finally back. The change to a hybrid way of working has been embraced by our team and it really feels like the studio culture has been reignited. We've facilitated …