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. […]

25 Oct 2017

Breaking New Ground – Hilltop Passivhaus

Breaking New Ground – Hilltop Passivhaus

We are very excited to report that our pioneering certified Passivhaus has broken ground on site! The new dwelling will be designed to the very rigorous and exacting German Passivhaus Standard (http://www.passivhaus.org.uk/). This is a rapidly growing and accepted building standard, forming the de-facto model of high-performing eco-friendly buildings which achieve fantastic real-world performance, as […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Mar 2017

Review of CIL

Review of CIL

At a recent RTPI seminar focussing on large scale developments, S106 obligations and CIL, the recent review of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was discussed and the recommendations put forward by the CIL review panel were presented. The principle behind CIL is simple; it seeks to capture the value uplift gained from a planning permission, […]

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 […]