26 Jan 2018

RNLI Site progress 26th January 2018

The RNLI Floating boathouse at Poole is progressing towards the completion of the external envelope. The first fix of the M&E has begun. The envelope will be completed in the next few weeks.            

19 Dec 2017

RNLI Floating Boathouse progressing on Land

RNLI Floating Boathouse progressing on Land

  We are very pleased to see our floating boathouse project for RNLI progressing well on site in Poole. The roof is now complete. This presented a huge challenge as the steel elements had to be made planar with butterfly roof.  This was achieved through an interstitial timber frame composed of rafters and firring pieces. […]

3 May 2017

“An exceptional architectural building”

“An exceptional architectural building”

ECA architects and planners are excited to be involved in proposals for a low impact dwelling in the Surrey countryside. The scheme gained pre-application support from Waverley Borough Council who praised the design as an “exceptional architectural building”. The site is in an Area of Great Landscape Value (AGLV), within the setting of the Surrey Hills […]

20 Jan 2017

Conference video of Yarrells School

Conference video of Yarrells School

Inspire accountants recently held an entrepreneurs conference at the BIC international. A few videos were made about select local firms and their projects. We were very pleased to be showcased to 200 guests at the event. The video was shot at Yarrells School Greenwood building. This is a newly completed project where we (ECA) designed, […]

15 Aug 2016

Low impact Passivhaus gains support in Surrey countryside

Low impact Passivhaus gains support in Surrey countryside

ECA architects and planners are embarking upon another project to develop a low impact Passivhaus in the Surrey countryside. The brief for the project includes: A contemporary designed house A design that maximises views of the surrounding countryside and natural features of the site The gradient of the site to be incorporated in the design […]

1 Jun 2016

APPROVED: New boathouse for RNLI

APPROVED: New boathouse for RNLI

ECA Architecture and Planning have designed and achieved planning permission for a new RNLI floating boathouse in Poole. The new boathouse will be located in the Little Channel, Poole Harbour and will comprise two boat bays. The design of the lightweight roof structure appears to float above the boats and is influenced by the shapes of the […]

6 May 2016

Yarrells Early Years Centre progresses on site at speed -TimeLapse Videos

ECA had a team outing to Yarrells school to look at the progress of the new building. We are pleased to say that it is moving along at a great pace. The piling was carried out during March. The steel work went in, in one week in April. The timber frame has been constructed off […]

2 Feb 2016

Yarrells School new facility

Yarrells School new facility

Work has started at Yarrells School for a new Early Years facility. Staff and children are very excited about the development at the site and are taking advantage of opportunities for learning about engineering and design. ECA designed and achieved planning permission for a new building that adopts a sympathetic design approach to create a […]

1 Feb 2016

RNLI Boathouse

RNLI Boathouse

We are currently working up designs for an RNLI floating boathouse in Poole. The new boathouse will be located in the Little Channel, Poole Harbour and will comprise two boat bays and hydraulic lifts to enable lifeboats to be lifted out of the water and better maintained. The lightweight roof structure appears to float above […]

14 Oct 2015

Permitted change from office to residential to be made permanent

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Permitted change from office to residential to be made permanent

Temporary permitted development rights to convert offices to residential are now being made permanent. Planning permission is not currently required to convert offices to residential units, subject to various conditions and the submission of a Prior Approval Notification to the Local Planning Authority. It was announced by Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis on 13th […]