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 […]

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 […]

11 Apr 2016

New Vision for Hamworthy’s Medical Centre

New Vision for Hamworthy’s Medical Centre

The Adam Practice has approached ECA to design a new Medical Centre in order to replace their Hamworthy surgery. The investigation involved looking for new potential sites as well as a scheme for replacing the existing practice with a more space efficient building, able to provide an improved health service to the area. The biggest obstacle […]

24 Mar 2016

Office to residential PD paves the way in Parkstone

Office to residential PD paves the way in Parkstone

  ECA Architects and planners have designed and secured planning permission for the conversion of a disused office and commercial premises to a single residential dwelling. The property had negative planning history attached to it for converting the premises for residential purposes. ECA offered an innovative solution to the conversion, which creates a pleasant living space […]

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

ECA Newsletter

ECA Newsletter

To find out more about the projects we’re working on and our views on recent planning issues, including a special feature – Adam ‘thinking outside the white box’, follow the link. ECA newsletter

18 Dec 2015

Passivhaus Permitted

Passivhaus Permitted

ECA architecture and planning has successfully designed and had approved a new Passivhaus in North Dorset. The site is a disused farm with an existing bungalow and collection of farm buildings and takes up an elevated position on the edge of a village and the open countryside. ECA planners proposed to consolidate the existing built form […]