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Oxford’s most popular attractions, the Meadow and Christ Church, to get new visitor facilities.

Planning consent has recently been granted to transform an early 19th century thatched barn, in the grounds of Christ Church, into a new visitor centre. Facilities, housed in contemporary extensions on either side of the barn, will include an interpretation centre with new READ MORE
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Albion Lodge set to expand.

Albion Lodge is a retirement home run owned by the Darwent family. The acquisition of a neighbouring property gave rise to a fantastic opportunity for expanding the home’s facilities. Colvin & Moggridge Director Mark Darwent is in charge of the planning application READ MORE
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Colvin & Moggridge design for multi-species enclosure features in Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Selected for display at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition this year is an axonometric drawing by Mark Darwent and Sue Goodman for the multi-species enclosure for spectacled bears, coatimundi and short-clawed otters at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey. The READ MORE
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Colvin & Moggridge appointed as landscape architects to Capability Brown landscape, Langley Park.

Colvin & Moggridge has played a vital role in the conversion of Langley Park – an important Palladian mansion house, set in a Capability Brown landscape – into a 5* hotel and spa. First, in 2013, by helping to secure the necessary planning consent and today by READ MORE
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Little Peacocks in full Spring bloom.

Come Spring Little Peacocks, the Gloucestershire practice garden, bursts into bloom. The gardens open to the public once a year as part of the National Gardens Scheme and this year they’ll open Sunday May 3rd. This photograph shows our bulb lawn awash with Anemone blanda, READ MORE

Hal Moggridge talks Brenda Colvin.

Colvin’s archive, donated by Hal Moggridge back in February 2014, now resides at MERL (the Museum of English Rural Life). MERL is part of the University of Reading and was most recently the location for a talk by Hal Moggridge on the subject of Brenda Colvin. Hal’s talk READ MORE
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William Morris’s Cotswolds garden featured in Country Life.

“Heaven on earth” was how William Morris described his home at Kelmscott Manor. The restoration of this magical cottage garden, led by Colvin & Moggridge, began in the 1990’s.  Now complete, this Country Life feature provides a fascinating insight into the READ MORE
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London’s green spaces. Pocket parks: the design challenge.

A talk, delivered by Marcus Shields as part of a recent TFL / Urban Design seminar, addressed this current, critical urban landscape design challenge. Open space within the city is a limited thus valuable resource. Consequently, the existing policy framework aims to provide READ MORE

Innovative placement of new classical country house in disused railway embankment clinches NPPF Para 55 planning permission.

Building a new house in the open countryside is virtually impossible. The only glimmer of hope: Para 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Para 55 bypasses the stringent planning legislation by permitting only the building of new houses considered to be READ MORE
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