17 Oct 2017

‘The ultimate marine residence’

‘The ultimate marine residence’

ECA have been very excited to be involved in a local project within a stunning location on the edge of Poole harbour. Our client has described our designs as creating the ‘ultimate marine residence’ ! We have been very inspired by the use of a varying palette of materials including copper cladding timber louvres that […]

15 Jun 2017

Raising the roof on creative thinking

Raising the roof on creative thinking

ECA have been commissioned to design a new classroom building within a sensitive historic context for a local independent school. The site is located adjacent to the walled gardens of a Grade II* listed house, now the main school building, built in the 1600s. The courtyard space is currently occupied by several temporary prefabricated classrooms which […]

19 May 2017

ECA joins Borough of Poole in celebrating our Maritime History

ECA joins Borough of Poole in celebrating our Maritime History

ECA are excited to be part of the Poole Maritime Festival taking place in various locations including Poole Quay and Baiter Park this weekend Fri 19th May – Sun 21st May. The Poole Maritime Festival website tells us that ‘Poole’s fishing and merchant trade heritage has played a key role in developing Poole into a thriving coastal town and port […]

9 May 2017

Arts and Crafts extension approved

Arts and Crafts extension approved

ECA have recently designed and gained planning permission to update and improve a large detached family home built in an Arts and Crafts style within the Chilterns, Buckinghamshire. The house had previously been extended in a piecemeal fashion, including a large conservatory, which lacked coherence and unity. ECA have worked to create a modern, open-plan and flexible […]

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 […]

29 Mar 2017

Planning and Listed Building consent approved

Planning and Listed Building consent approved

ECA architects and planners have recently succeeded in gaining planning and listed building consent for a project in the heart of Winchester. Regency House is Grade II listed building located on the western side of Southgate Street. ECA analysed and assessed the significance of the listed building and planning history of the site in order […]

27 Jan 2017

Conversion of Grade II listed building in Winchester

Conversion of Grade II listed building in Winchester

ECA architects and planners are currently working on a project to convert a Grade II listed building in the historic core of Winchester from offices to residential flats. ECA planners have prepared a heritage impact assessment which assesses the significance of the building and immediate locality as required by para. 128 of the NPPF. In […]

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, […]

16 Dec 2016

Fernheath Community Sports Association – new pavilion

Fernheath Community Sports Association – new pavilion

ECA Architects have designed a new replacement pavilion building for Fernheath playing fields. The proposed new purpose built, sustainable facility will replace the existing building and provide: – new changing facilities – cafe / meeting space – storage The proposals will provide increased parking and cycle parking at the site, and improve play and seating facilities […]

18 Aug 2016

Passivhaus design

Passivhaus design

ECA architects and planners have been very excited about being involved in a number of projects to develop dwellings to Passivhaus standards. We have achieved planning permission for a new dwelling in the north dorset countryside, currently undergoing detailed design to Passivhaus standards and we are embarking on a new project in Surrey for a […]