Year: 2018

Festive greetings from Deacon Design

As 2018 draws to a close, we take a look back at our highlights. 

It’s been an exciting year filled with a variety of projects, from continued involvement at North Stoneham Park through to an impressive school expansion programme in Southampton and strategic planning for a new community in Hampshire.

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Big business for build to rent

Since the private rental sub-sector ‘Build to Rent’ (B2R) was thrown into the spotlight in 2012 it has gone from strength to strength. In the six years since Sir Adrian Montague’s report highlighted the potential of this housing model to help address the chronic housing shortfall, there are now 131,855 build to rent units either completed or planned across the UK. 

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Play area design – it’s child’s play!

Upon a recent family trip to Austria, I couldn’t help but notice the sensitive approach to designing children’s play areas. In the UK we typically see play areas as a bolt-on to residential developments which is usually a result of planning obligations.

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Summer project roundup

As we welcome the subtle hues of autumn, we take a look back at our project highlights from a stunning summer.

It’s been a productive summer at Deacon Design. As the practice continues to grow along with a greater diversity of commissions, we are relishing in developing ideas with our clients and design colleagues.

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Springwell school phase 2 underway

We are pleased to announce that phase 2 of the Springwell School expansion is now underway. Springwell, located in Southampton, is an Ofsted Outstanding primary school for children with complex learning difficulties.

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