This morning, Forge-DS received the exciting news that planning permission has been granted for our Hester’s Way / Barbridge Road project. This development provides 10 ‘move-on’ units for the Cheltenham YMCA and sits alongside the recent approval for the provision of 21 single-person accommodation units in the re-developed St. Silas Church Centre. Here at Forge-DS, we recognise this is a great opportunity for the team in that it develops our already strong relationship with the Cheltenham YMCA and provides an important step towards the approval of the funding for the project.
The 10 ‘start-up’ units would provide much needed affordable supported accommodation.
Now we look forward to the opportunity of seeing these schemes through to completion.
Visuals for the Hester’s Way/Barbridge Road scheme were completed on Sketch-Up software.
This shows the redevelopment of the existing St. Silas Church Centre, a project that would run in concurrence with the Hester’s Way/Barbridge Road project.
Here at Forge-DS we are extremely excited to welcome Loretta Mifsud as the newest member of our team. Loretta joins us from Portsmouth University, where she has just graduated from her BA Hons degree in Architecture.
In terms of professional skills, Loretta has an eye for innovative design with a strong social conscience and will bring a fresh injection of creativity to the studio. Outside office hours, she has told us that she lives on facebook… so we’ve figured that leaves her little time for anything else!
Loretta is joining us as a full-time employee, and now it’s our job to show her how exciting, riveting and challenging the architectural world can be!
Having undertaken the refurbishment work on The Forge last year, and having now carried out the necessary interior fit-out, the office move was completed last month.
The new space has provided the team with the necessities that the growing demands of the business require: kitting everyone out on a practical level, the new studio comes complete with a bathroom, brand new i-Macs and an en-suite kitchen – so no one has to walk more than 10 steps for their teas and coffees!
Most importantly, we believe that the move also presents Forge-DS with the opportunity for expansion and development, as the move from the dramatically smaller office to the grand studio marks the start of a new phase for the company. So, as we near our two-year anniversary, there is no doubt exciting times lie ahead for the Forge-DS team!
It seems even the chickens can’t resist our swanky new studio…
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The stunning wooden exterior of our new offices is completely complementary of the New Forests glorious surroundings
The light and airy space we have in the studio makes a great natural, open working environment