Concept Projects | HSSP Architects Ltd.
We are busy working on a variety of interesting and exciting projects that have not yet left the drawing board and are considered Concept Projects.
We undertake initial feasibility work and master planning which can set the scene for future work. This helps to paint a picture to others about the potential for development and improvement to existing facilities that might otherwise not be realised.
Concept Projects often progress to site with our forward thinking client base. Watch this space to see the next inspirational designs turn into reality!
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HSSP Architects have been working alongside a private client towards providing a tourist centre in the town of Oakham. The ambitious scheme could see a small plot of unused land turned into a social hub featuring restaurants, a hotel, outdoor climbing wall and bike hire centre. The hub is part of a wider vision that would connect the popular bike trails of Rutland Water with Oakham. The scheme is currently being discussed with the Planners with aim to submit the scheme in the near future.+
The Heritage Gateway and Community Archive is an explorational piece that investigates how Architecture can respond to the needs of society whilst lessening the schemes impact on the ecosystems of our planet, and deriving value as an investment in the preservation of our shared heritage. The site on Burton Street had been derelict for a number of years, and is presently being used as a carpark; sub-optimally for such a prestigious site in Melton’s urban fabric.+
This 4 BED replacement dwelling in Leicestershire really gave the team something to get excited about. The house is on the edge of a conservation area so a careful appraisal of the site was undertaken to ensure there was limited impact on the surrounding area and neighbouring properties…+
HSSP Architects have been involved in the future masterplanning of the school for some time and part of this role has involved the design of a new education building with 13 classrooms, a large assembly hall and specialist music and art facilities.
The Head Teacher has a brave vision for the school and this was reflected in her requirements of the new building. This vision and an aspiration to design a sustainable building with the pupil’s vantage point at the heart has led to the creation of a truly exciting piece of architecture.
The building has recently recieved planning approval by Tandridge Borough Council.
In 2012 HSSP Architects were shortlisted for a competition for the re-generation of St Peters Church in Leicester.
The new Church would feature dramatic yet sensitively installed interventions such as a large timber clad organically shaped mezzanine floor with state of the art video and music system. In addition we proposed a lightweight glass café/art gallery which would sit alongside the existing Church allowing visitors to sit amongst the historic archways and windows whilst remaining separate to any religious ceremonies.
Part of our entry included a business plan detailing how the proposal could generate revenue for the Church.
Following the success of the 72-bed Care Home in Hinckley. HSSP Architects were instructed as Architects for a new 91-bed care home in our home town of Melton Mowbray.
After discussions with our client, Magnum Care and the Melton Mowbray Planning Department it was decided that the Care Home should take on a more modern design. The biggest challenge (and success!) was to disguise the mass of the building by careful articulation of the elevations.
The project has recently gained planning approval by the Melton Mowbray Planning Department and is currently under construction.
HSSP Architects were approached by a client to design an Eco-Village on land just outside of Kirby Bellars. The proposed design was to provide a carbon neutral residential development that would comprise of state of the art sustainable homes whose electrictiy and heating would run off methane. The methane would be formed onsite through a bio-waste digester. The digester would take up to 10,000 tons of sewage, garden and other green biodegradable waste per annum and recycle it. In this process it would collect methane gas and saleable fertiliser residue. The collected methane gas would then power a 250-375Kva generator which would power the village alongside other green credentials already possible, for example, solar panels and water runoff storage. Water run off would be used in non potable services (toilets, gardens etc). General waste and water waste from the residents would be fed into the digester effectively closing the loop of an almost self-sustaining community.
This project then featured in various magazines and had wide coverage on regional news.+