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


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. 

Childs play

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.

3D Modelling

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.

Springwell School Sketch

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.

New offices

Deacon Design have expanded

To accommodate our growing client base, we have relocated our Southern practice to the charming village of Wickham, at the heart of Hampshire.


Continued success at north stoneham park

Since the successful delivery of the Phase 1 approval for North Stoneham Park in May 2017, we are delighted to have recently received reserved matters approval for Phase 2. Working for Highwood Homes and affordable housing provider Vivid, this next phase will deliver a further 514 dwellings and associated Green Infrastructure, Public Open Space and wider community benefits.

Restoration of a wet woodland

Green light for hedge end development

Deacon Design, working alongside Foreman Homes and HGP Architects have successfully secured detailed planning approval for the Phase II residential scheme at St Johns Road, Hedge End, near Southampton.

 The scheme, which will comprise 106 new homes, will see the restoration of a wet woodland complete with boardwalks and viewing decks.

Hawkinge retirement village – phase 1 completion

Set on top of the North Downs, Hawkinge offers stunning views above nearby Folkestone to the English Channel and French coastline. Located on the former RAF Hawkinge airfield, the site played an important role during WWII defending the skies above Kent and now provides a peaceful and beautiful location for “Later Living”.


South Downs Success

Deacon Design’s philosophy of landscape led Masterplanning is bringing successful results for clients across the South Downs National Park.