We kicked off our year in practice by jetting off to Copenhagen, immersed within the Planit family from the get-go. This gave us a wonderful opportunity to really get to know our colleagues from all studios. We spent two days on bikes visiting some of Copenhagen’s great public realm and had a lot of fun along the way.READ MORE
Shoppers, diners and businesses in Stockport will soon be able to enjoy a town-centre parklet and pocket park; a mini park featuring seating, greenery and cycle parking. The pocket park has been installed in a previously under-used part of Bridgefield Street which has been transformed by planting and a vibrant art wall, with a concrete table tennis table and chimes for children to play with.
Invigorated, having considered where we’ve come from and what we’ve achieved, we looked to challenges ahead in a series of workshops run throughout the afternoon of our Future Planning Day. Six themes explored topics that are pertinent to the practice’s direction, or the teams were keen to examine.
Planit-IE recently gathered for a practice-wide Future Planning Day in the Old Bank Residency – the place where creative things happen. All studios and disciplines were brought together to reinforce our collective mindset of ‘working as one’ as we focus on the future of the business.
Planit-IE is thrilled that the London Borough of Newham has recently approved, subject to the decision notice, Phase 2 and 3 of Royal Docks West. The developer Mount Anvil, along with partner London International Exhibition Centre (ExCeL), have worked together to deliver the second phase of Royal Docks West and committed to creating a vibrant place to live that will leave a lasting legacy for The Docklands.
Planit was delighted to welcome long-term friend and collaborator Chris Brammall to the studio today. Chris is dedicated to the creation of the highest quality sculptural and architectural metalwork. He is a fantastic exemplar of a creator and designer who also delivers and manufactures.
The Liverpool School of Architecture’s Spring School offers a range of masterclasses through which to explore new and existing skills; ‘warming students up’ for the semester ahead. In an ‘Observe | Design | Implement’ session led by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Planit-IE, students were invited to become directly involved in the University of Liverpool’s masterplan project, which the two practices are currently developing.
How can policy and policy makers change the outlook of young creatives, encouraging them to remain within, or return to rural areas? This question was recently addressed by Managing Director, Pete Swift, and Standard Practice Maker, Joe Hartley in their keynote presentation at the Great Place Lakes and Dales Conference.