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Keep up to date with our projects, updates and even what our brilliant team get up to on days out of the office.

Ashford outline planning application success

Kingsnorth Green project to provide 550 new homes has been given outline permission.

In collaboration with Farrells masterplanning team, we have developed the green infrastructure, landscape and public open space strategies. The development will be based around a new village green, providing homes in a carefully landscaped environment, using existing field patterns and the Kent landscape character to bring identity to this strategic extension.

New instruction for business park

Appointed by Oceanic Estates we are delighted to start 2019 with a new instruction to deliver the technical design for two phases of development at the Adanac Park development, Southampton.

Forming Southampton’s premier new business park, Adanac Park encompasses over 75 acres of mixed use development comprising the existing National headquarters of the Ordnance Survey amongst a mix of commercial uses, retail, hotel and new housing.

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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The importance of landscape in creating healthy workplaces

As the commercial sector continues to understand the importance of flexible working environments and our inherent need to connect with nature (Biophilia), it is clear that landscape is an essential ingredient in delivering healthy environments for future workplaces.

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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.