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. […]

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 […]

12 May 2015

Planning permission approved for Yarrells School

Planning permission approved for Yarrells School

We are very pleased to have achieved a planning approval for a new Early Years Centre for Yarrells School based in Upton. The school has been praised by Inspectors for teaching and learning in its Early Years Foundation Stage and is now able to develop a new modern purpose-built facility to accommodate five classes. The proposed new […]

8 May 2015

Contemporary design for Canford Cliffs house

Contemporary design for Canford Cliffs house

We were thrilled to hear our clients and a number of the neighbours describe our designs for their house on Canford Cliffs Road as ‘stunning’. The proposals involve the remodelling of a traditionally designed dwelling into a contemporary family home with a new mews house for the family’s use to the rear. The design approach […]

26 Mar 2015

Poole: new house in sensitive setting

Poole: new house in sensitive setting

ECA is Poole’s only integrated Planning and Architecture Consultancy with qualified planners and architects under one roof who work on every stage of the design process together. This offers excellent value for money for individual clients and we have a good track record of achieving planning permission for small residential developments in the Boroughs of […]