Stamford Road
Stamford Road North London mixed-use scheme breaks ground 18 October 2020

Stamford Road starts on site this week. The mixed-use scheme will redevelop an industrial site in North London to provide much-needed housing while supporting the regeneration of the local area. The proposed development features …

Build Back Better Part 2
Build Back Better Part 2 Is MMC the answer? 15 October 2020

The 2019 amendment to the Climate Change Act 2008 outlined the UK government’s commitment to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. At Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt we strongly believe that the creation of high-quality, …

Fit Out Complete!
Fit Out Complete! Highways England, Maidstone 8 October 2020

We have been working closely with Highways England to develop their office methodology, inspire alternate methods of working, provide staff facilities that encourage social activities away from desks, and deliver more agile …

Milbourne Lodge School
Milbourne Lodge School Planning permission granted 3 October 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have received planning permission for a multipurpose 225m2 hall building at Milbourne Lodge School in Surrey. This forms part of a phased new build and refurbishment project we are working …

Plans for low-energy housing at Gorse Ride
Plans for low-energy housing at Gorse Ride 30 September 2020

Our planning application for a low-energy housing development at Gorse Ride in Wokingham was submitted this month. Working in close collaboration with Wokingham Borough Council, residents and the local community, the masterplan …

Basingstoke Low Carbon Energy Forum
Basingstoke Low Carbon Energy Forum 26 September 2020

Davd Ayre has taken on a new role as Chair of Basingstoke's Low Carbon Energy Forum. The group of influential business leaders and local influencers will advise the Local Authority (Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council), …

AJ100 Festival
AJ100 Festival Case Study: Cemex House, Surrey 24 September 2020

If you missed David Ayre's talk at the AJ100 Festival last week, you can watch the recorded session HERE. David tells the story of Ted Cullinan’s Grade II* listed Ready Mix Concrete building and reveals the plans to sensitively …

Build Back Better Part 1
Build Back Better Part 1 26 August 2020

The need for high quality architecture that performs is more important than ever as we rebuild our economy following the effects of COVID-19. At Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt, we believe that to truly ‘Build Back Better’ we …

Time to do More
Time to do More Interview with Stephen Wells, AUDE Chair 18 August 2020

In the latest interview in Elliott Wood's 'Time to do More' series, Dominic Gaunt speaks to Stephen Wells about preparing the University of Surrey campus for the start of the academic year and the hybrid model of education …

AJ RetroFirst Stories
AJ RetroFirst Stories 27 July 2020

Robin Gill talks to Richard Waite at the Architects’ Journal about the recently approved plans to convert Ted Cullinan’s 30-year-old Grade II*-listed Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) building in Surrey into a retirement living …

Charterhouse School
Charterhouse School Competition-winning proposal 20 July 2020

We are delighted to share our competition-winning proposal for the development and extension of the existing Art & Design Technology building at Charterhouse School. The project is part of a campus masterplan which has …

#lockdowncreations Sketching, modelling & building 13 July 2020

For the team at Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt, more time at home has meant more time to be creative! Here are some of our #lockdowncreations. Ash Kendall, Architectural Assistant In 2018 I volunteered with CAUKIN Studio to help …

Marathon Walk
Marathon Walk Fundraising for Mind & Centrepoint 6 July 2020

In August, teams from our London and Basingstoke studios will be completing a marathon walk to raise money for Mind and Centrepoint. DONATE TO MIND Mind is a mental health charity that provides advice and support to empower …

Back on Site
Back on Site Construction post-COVID 26 June 2020

This month the team has been back on site and it's been great to see the progress at Bronze, Claywood House, Bartholomew Street, The Boulevard and Barnet & Southgate College. It's also been interesting to see how things …

Architects’ Journal AJ100
Architects’ Journal AJ100 Team celebrates entry at #89 3 June 2020

Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt is proud to be ranked number 89 in the Architects’ Journal's list of leading UK practices. The AJ100 is the definitive record of the UK’s largest practices, measured by the number of architects …

Reimagining Our Town Centres
Reimagining Our Town Centres 1 May 2020

We have been working with renowned regeneration specialist First Base to reimagine Swindon town centre. The project is being developed in collaboration with the borough council, site freeholder and leaseholders, and illustrates …

Step Challenge
Step Challenge Fundraising for Mind & Centrepoint 27 March 2020

We might all be stuck at home, but it doesn’t mean we can’t stay active and raise some money for a good cause while we’re at it. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be competing against each other in a Step Challenge. If …

COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Update #StayHomeStaySafe 23 March 2020

The health and wellbeing of our employees, clients and collaborators is a top priority for Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt. In response to the Government’s advice, we moved to home working last week and we are pleased to let you …

Housing CPD
Housing CPD Tour of Dawson's Heights 18 March 2020

You can’t fail to spot Dawson's Heights if you’re in South London. It sits on an exposed outcrop on Dawson's Hill to the east of Dulwich and south of Peckham. Anyone who has looked at it from Denmark Hill surely has seen …

West Sussex Housing
West Sussex Housing Plans submitted for affordable homes 17 March 2020

Our plans for the redevelopment of the Longley House site in Crawley will replace two underutilised office buildings with 121 much-needed affordable homes. The £22m scheme for developer A2Dominion will offer 65 apartments …

The Women Who Inspire Us
The Women Who Inspire Us International Women's Day 2020 8 March 2020

International Women's Day, observed on 8 March 2020, is a celebration of the strides made by women around the world in pursuit of social, economic, cultural and political change. In honour of the day, members of the Ayre …

CE Awards
CE Awards Finalist, SME of the Year 6 March 2020

We're delighted to be a finalist in the Constructing Excellence Awards 2020. Constructing Excellence is a platform for industry improvement to deliver excellence for clients, industry and users through collaborative working. …

PROMOTIONS! Olly Wood and Emily Pallot made Directors 13 February 2020

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Oliver Wood and Emily Pallot to the position of Director. Both Olly and Emily have been instrumental to Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt's success over the last 10 years and more recently, …

Charity 2020
Charity 2020 Fundraising for Centrepoint and Mind 4 February 2020

This year, the Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt team is excited to be supporting two charities: Mind and Centrepoint. The charities were chosen by members of our team in Basingstoke and London, and focus on causes that are important …