The exterior render of Tree House. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. An internal render of Tree House's kitchen. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
12 JUL

OUR 16TH PARA 55 PLANNING CONSENT!

Cotswold District Council's planning committee today supported the recommendation to approve a new dwelling set within woodland on the edge of a Conservation Area in Ewen, Gloucestershire.

The committee praised the outstanding design of our Tree House project and unanimously approved the proposals!

This represents Hawkes Architecture's 16th successful Paragraph 55 application, the 3rd in 2018, following last month's approval of another exceptional Para 55 dwelling along the Jurassic Way in Northamptonshire.

Project: TREE HOUSE

Planning Consultant: Hunter Page Planning
Landscape Architects: Davies Landscape Architects

The steel & timber frame construction completed at View Point. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
2 JUL

VIEW POINT (PARA 55)

We're taking full advantage of this lovely weather to push ahead with the superstructure on this mammoth Paragraph 55 house build.

Gartenart have completed their sub-structure & pump installation and are now lining the natural swimming pool.

Windows are due to begin installation sometime in July. Lots to get done to be ready for that but it's all systems go!

Project: VIEW POINT

Main Contractor: Harry Barnes Construction
Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design
Structural Engineering: Engineers HRW
Renewables: The Little Green Energy Company
Swimming Pond: Gartenart Swimming Ponds
Landscape Architects: Studio Engleback

The exterior render of Sulby. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. An internal render of Sulby's kitchen. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
28 JUN

SULBY PARA 55 PLANNING CONSENT!

Daventry District Council's planning committee yesterday supported the recommendation to approve a new dwelling in the open countryside adjacent to the Jurassic Way footpath in Sulby, Northamptonshire.

This represents Hawkes Architecture's 15th paragraph 55 consent and follows the recent approval of another Paragraph 55 house in the West Berkshire AONB.

The proposals were reviewed and supported by the OPUN Design Review Panel who were encouraged by the comprehensive and highly informative site analysis and commended the sensitive and compelling design narrative that developed.

Project: SULBY

Planning Consultant: Hughes Planning
Landscape Architects: Squires Young

The steel frame under construction at View Point. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. The timber frame under construction at View Point. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
28 MAY

VIEW POINT (PARA 55)

There's an unusual amount of steelwork used on this Paragraph 55 project due to the extent of glass at ground level. It has made the coordination of the MVHR ductwork more complex but should result in an effortless looking solution.

The guys at Harry Barnes are cracking on nicely and are now starting to erect the timber frame around this skeleton of steel. Thanks too to the guys at Cullen Timber Design, another awesome process.

Project: VIEW POINT

Main Contractor: Harry Barnes Construction
Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design
Structural Engineering: Engineers HRW
Renewables: The Little Green Energy Company
Swimming Pond: Gartenart Swimming Ponds
Landscape Architects: Studio Engleback

The elegant exterior of Quarry House. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. The entrance to Quarry House. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
12 MAY

CELEBRATING OUR 14th PARA 55 PLANNING CONSENT

West Berkshire Council have today granted planning consent for an 8,300 sq.ft. dwelling within the West Berkshire AONB. This represents Hawkes Architecture's 14th Paragraph 55 consent and their 5th within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The house has been conceived in response to various defining characteristics of the local area, not least of which is the curving face of a former quarry on the site. The new 8,300 sq.ft. dwelling has been located to face south and to continue and complete a circle created by the curving face of the former quarry.

The contained space is sculpted with a manicured landscape while the natural character of the setting outside the quarry is reinforced. The materials & articulation of the building responds to various aspects of local distinctiveness apparent from elevated views above the quarry.

Project: QUARRY HOUSE

Planning Consultant: Hughes Planning
Landscape Architects: Squires Young

18 APR

PART-I ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT REQUIRED

Hawkes Architecture are recruiting!

We need of a PART-I (would consider Part-II) architectural assistant to join the team in Kent, UK.

Hawkes Architecture are the only architectural practice in the UK to exclusively specialise in the design of “Paragraph 55” houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS:

  • Organised
  • Pro-active and independent
  • Experienced in 2D and 3D (we predominantly use Sketchup)
  • Exceptional presentation and page layout skills
  • Enjoys model making
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • A great team player
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about architecture and rural landscapes
  • With an eye for detail



SOFTWARE SKILLS PREFERRED:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe illustrator
  • SketchUp
  • Microstation (we appreciate you are probably used to using other CAD software, so don’t worry!)

Our ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate high aptitude for creative design, the confidence to be involved in all stages of a project, and an eagerness to learn and discover, with an inquisitive attitude toward architecture and landscape.

An exciting opportunity to be part of a very strong design process in an open, happy atmosphere, working on prestigious Para 55 projects around the country. Being an integral part of the team from the outset, the position offers great responsibility, invaluable experience, and the potential for exciting job progression.

SALARY
Negotiable (in line with RIBA salary guide).



APPLICATIONS SHOULD CONSIST OF:

  • A cover letter, reasons why you would like to join us and date from when you are available
  • Your CV
  • A reduced size portfolio, including examples of work, both academic and in professional practice, that demonstrate the skills required



Contact Us: APPLY HERE

The foundations ready to pour at Crossway. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
12 APR

CROSSWAY REVISITED

10 years ago today the footprint of Richard's family home (Crossway) was clear, several layers of insulation and damp proof membrane were in place and the family were getting ready to pour lots of concrete!

Project: CROSSWAY

Landscape Architects: Squires Young
Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design

Aerial view of Headlands & its amazing zinc roof fully completed. Headlands is a Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
06 APR

HEADLANDS

The recently completed Headlands (Para 55) project, now starting to mature into the beautiful surrounding landscape.

Project: HEADLANDS

Planning Consultant: Hunter Page Planning
Landscape Architects: Davies Landscape Architects
Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design

29 MAR

NPPF PARAGRAPH 81 CONSULTATION

The Draft revised National Planning Policy Framework has been published for consultation. It includes the existing paragraph 55 bullet 4 provision, now at Paragraph 81.


NEW - PARAGRAPH 81
Planning policies and decisions should avoid the development of isolated homes in the countryside unless one or more of the following circumstances apply:

  • there is an essential need for a rural worker, including those taking majority control of a farm business, to live permanently at or near their place of work in the countryside;
  • the development would represent the optimal viable use of a heritage asset or would be appropriate enabling development to secure the future of heritage assets;
  • the development would re-use redundant or disused buildings and enhance its immediate setting;
  • the development would involve the subdivision of an existing residential property; or
  • the design is of exceptional quality, in that it is truly outstanding or innovative, reflecting the highest standards in architecture, and would help to raise standards of design more generally in rural areas; and would significantly enhance its immediate setting, and be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area.


We welcome the inclusion of the additional circumstance, "The development would involve the subdivision of an existing residential property".

Also interesting that the circumstances are no longer referred to as, "special circumstances". The 4 "tests" within bullet 4 remain unchanged in this draft albeit combined into two.

Find out more about NPPF Paragraph 81 here:
Government National Planning Policy Framework - Paragraph 81

Tesla P85D outside Crossway. A PPS 7 | Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
24 MAR

IF EVER A CAR SUITED A HOUSE!

What a week. 1,000 miles in a Tesla P85D including visits to sites in Plymouth, Cheltenham, Cambridge, Essex & Berkshire.

Enjoyed every insane minute. What an incredible machine. Long trips, short breaks to charge & check emails, free fuel all week - simply staggering. Smitten doesn’t come close.

Project: CROSSWAY

Tesla: P85D

09 MAR

NPPF PARAGRAPH 81 CONSULTATION

The Draft revised National Planning Policy Framework has been published for consultation. It includes the existing paragraph 55 bullet 4 provision, now at Paragraph 81.


NEW - PARAGRAPH 81
Planning policies and decisions should avoid the development of isolated homes in the countryside unless one or more of the following circumstances apply:

  • there is an essential need for a rural worker, including those taking majority control of a farm business, to live permanently at or near their place of work in the countryside;
  • the development would represent the optimal viable use of a heritage asset or would be appropriate enabling development to secure the future of heritage assets;
  • the development would re-use redundant or disused buildings and enhance its immediate setting;
  • the development would involve the subdivision of an existing residential property; or
  • the design is of exceptional quality, in that it is truly outstanding or innovative, reflecting the highest standards in architecture, and would help to raise standards of design more generally in rural areas; and would significantly enhance its immediate setting, and be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area.


We welcome the inclusion of the additional circumstance, "The development would involve the subdivision of an existing residential property".

Also interesting that the circumstances are no longer referred to as, "special circumstances". The 4 "tests" within bullet 4 remain unchanged in this draft albeit combined into two.

Find out more about NPPF Paragraph 81 here:
Government National Planning Policy Framework - Paragraph 81

The elegant exterior of Headlands. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. The finished interior lounge at Headlands. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
06 MAR

HEADLANDS (PARA 55)

Two weeks from the handover pre-snag meeting. This magnificent Para 55 house now feels like it's ready to be lived in.

Landscaping will continue in time to take advantage of this Spring's growing season. This will help stitch the building back into its landscape.

Project: HEADLANDS

Planning Consultant: Hunter Page Planning
Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design

The lounge render of Lake House. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. The en-suite bathroom at Lake House. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
04 MAR

LAKE HOUSE (PARA 55)

The design narrative for this elegant Para 55 home draws upon simple forms that relate to the historic former railway whilst exploring distinctly different experiences the site offers; from an intimate lakeside view to elevated long framed views across a series of lakes & ponds.

The material palette draws upon the strong heritage of brick and clay products whilst linking to the strong woodland character that borders the site. In both cases the materials are explored and expressed in some unique and contemporary ways. It has provided a rare opportunity to employ the use of timbrel vaulting for the sturdy base of the first floor timber object.

Project: LAKE HOUSE

Planning Consultant: Hughes Planning
Landscape Architects: Squires Young

The exterior render of Lake House. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. The hallway render of Lake House. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
04 MAR

LAKE HOUSE (PARA 55)

We're working on design proposals for an elegant new Paragraph 55 dwelling set within 40 acres of the High Weald AONB, adjacent to former fishing lakes and a derelict railway line.

Project: LAKE HOUSE

Planning Consultant: Hughes Planning
Landscape Architects: Squires Young

The exterior of our Walled Garden project. A passive eco-house designed by Hawkes Architecture. The rear cladding of our Walled Garden project. A passive eco-house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
02 MAR

WALLED GARDEN

It's been a while since we've had up-to-date pictures of this self build dwelling set within a Grade 2 listed walled garden.

It's still a work in progress, requiring the grid of metalwork to dress the front elevation across the full width of the walled garden but now that the building has all its clothes on and has been pumped full of foam insulation the client is progressing with the fit out.

They've done a brilliant job!

Project: WALLED GARDEN

Planning Consultant: SJM Planning
Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design
Window Supplier: Ecohaus Internorm

The installation of the Glulam beams at Brooks Barn. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. Craning in the large glulam beams at Brooks Barn. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
12 FEB

BROOKS BARN (PARA 55)

The roof glulams are almost complete, with the majority of rafters also fitted. This is giving us a much better feel for how the overall form feels in the setting.

This Para 55 building always intended to play a game whereby from the entrance the house presented as being very small and simple in its form, relating directly to the existing stable building it sits alongside.

As you move up the drive closer to the house the changing topography and line of sight opens up the entrance courtyard and more clues about the dynamic geometry and split personality of the house.

With the roof taking shape its already very clear how brilliantly well these distinctly different personalities are working together!

Project: BROOKS BARN

Planning Consultant: Hughes Planning
Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design

Excavation work at View Point. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
04 FEB

VIEW POINT (PARA 55)

The old stable buildings have been demolished, hardstandings removed and crushed, ground level reduction largely complete and the lowest section of sub structure works (the basement) are underway.

It might have taken 6 years to get this mammoth Para 55 project from consent to construction but now it's full steam ahead!

Project: VIEW POINT

Main Contractor: Harry Barnes Construction
Structural Engineer: Engineers HRW
Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design

Aerial view of the finished zinc leaf roof at Headlands. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. Aerial view of the finished exterior at Headlands. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
29 JAN

HEADLANDS (PARA 55)

Landscaping around this magnificent Para 55 house has now been suspended until after the winter rain has subsided.

Project: HEADLANDS

Planning Consultant: Hunter Page Planning
Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design

The finished cladding detail at Headlands. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. The finished entrance at Headlands. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
29 JAN

HEADLANDS (PARA 55)

This stunning NPPF Paragraph 55 house in Prestbury is now close to completion, with second fix trades working hard to finish off the internal spaces.

We're desperate to seed and plant the landscape surounding this beautiful house and stitch this amazing building back into its AONB landscape.

Project: HEADLANDS

Planning Consultant: Hunter Page Planning
Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design

The exterior of Brooks Barn timber frame under construction. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. Fitting the large glulam beams at Brooks Barn. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
27 JAN

BROOKS BARN (PARA 55)

The frame erection is progressing well despite the bad winter weather. The glulam beams have been erected ready for joisting and covering as soon as practically possible, which will free up the interior trades to push forward.

We're loving the way this Paragraph 55 building has nestled into its surounding landscape. From a very discreet appearance upon entry this house has loads of surprises up its sleeve and will be a joy to experience!

Project: BROOKS BARN

Planning Consultant: Hughes Planning
Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design

13 DEC

PART II  ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT - KENT

Hawkes Architecture are the only architectural practice in the UK to exclusively specialise in the design of "Para 55" houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design. We are currently seeking an experienced Part-II with exceptional creative skills to join our studio, which is based on a farm in the Kent countryside.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Organised
  • Pro-active and an independent thinker
  • Experienced in 2D and 3D (we predominantly use Sketchup)
  • Exceptional presentation and page layout skills
  • Enjoys model making
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • A great team player
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about architecture and rural landscapes
  • With an eye for detail



Software skills required:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • SketchUp
  • Microstation (we appreciate you are probably used to using other CAD software, so don’t worry!)

Our ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate high aptitude for creative design, the confidence to be involved in all stages of a project, and an eagerness to learn and discover, with an inquisitive attitude toward architecture and landscape.

An exciting opportunity to be part of a very strong design process in an open, happy atmosphere, working on prestigious Para 55 projects around the country. Being an integral part of the team from the outset, the position offers great responsibility, invaluable experience, and the potential for exciting job progression.

Salary is negotiable / in line with RIBA salary guide.



Applications should consist of:

  • A cover letter, reasons why you would like to join us and date from when you are available
  • Your CV
  • A reduced size portfolio, including examples of work, both academic and in professional practice, that demonstrate the skills required



Contact Us: APPLY HERE

12 DEC

COMPETITION WINNERS !

Hawkes Architecture are delighted to have won a Para 55 competition to design an exceptional new dwelling near Cambridge....

More details coming soon.....

Concrete retaining walls being constructed at Bigbury Hollow. A PPS 7 | Para 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
20 NOV

BIGBURY HOLLOW (PPS 7)

The reinforced concrete retaining walls are underway on this extraordinary subterranean PPS 7 dwelling. Once these are in place we'll be installing a few pieces of steel to support the pre-cast concrete roof planks.

Its quite difficult to understand the building form at this stage but once the backfilling happens it should be far more legible architecturally.

Project: BIGBURY HOLLOW

Main Contractor: Harry Barnes Construction

The zinc leaf roof finished at Headlands. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. The bedroom block construction in progress at Headlands. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
29 OCT

HEADLANDS (PARA 55)

A planning Inspector once said, of a Paragraph 55 dwelling, that buildings can, and often do, enhance the landscape within which they are set.

This project is a perfect demonstration of this truism. There's no doubting the positive quality of this AONB site before the introduction of a new dwelling.

The introduction of our para 55 dwelling is elegantly celebrating and drawing attention to the positive contributing elements of the site's character whilst unapologetically introducing a new exceptional dwelling.

The landscape will need time to stitch the development back into the context but, once healed, this scheme will be an exemplar of what paragraph 55 can achieve.

Project: HEADLANDS

Planning Consultant: Hunter Page Planning
Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design

Street view of Echo Barn. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. Aerial view of the garden landscaping at Echo Barn. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
25 OCT

ECHO BARN (PARA 55)

Now that the swimming pool, front outbuilding and perimeter wall have been built the landscaping around this Para 55 house is nearly complete.

Now it needs plants and time to mature and soften into its setting.

Project: ECHO BARN

Main Contractor: Harry Barnes Construction
Landscape Architects: Squires Young

Halfpenny House - in Smarden | Kent. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
20 OCT

HALFPENNY HOUSE (PARA 55)

Charles Hosea has taken some lovely photos for Ecohaus Internorm, the triple glazed window supplier / installer for this elegant and refined Paragraph 55 dwelling close to the centre of Smarden village in Kent.

Project: HALFPENNY HOUSE

Main Contractor: Harry Barnes Construction
Window Supplier: Ecohaus Internorm
Landscape Architects: Squires Young

01 SEP

MAIL ONLINE | KENT ONLINE NEWS

Our Bigbury Hollow PPS 7 underground house has made local and national news, with features in the Daily Mail and Kent Online.

A great headline "Eco-house will be hidden underground next to an Iron Age fort - walkers will be clueless a £1.1m home by Grand Designs architect is beneath their feet".

Read these features here:
DAILY MAIL  |  KENT ONLINE

Project: BIGBURY HOLLOW

Main Contractor: Harry Barnes Construction

The zinc roof in progress at Headlands. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. The build construction underway at Headlands. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
31 AUG

HEADLANDS (PARA 55)

The zinc roof at this Para 55 house is taking some time but it is well worth the wait. It looks magnificent. Great work by the guys at Varla.

Activity inside and out is intensifying by the day with more and more trades having to be coordinated to ensure the project is completed on time.

Project: HEADLANDS

Planning Consultant: Hunter Page Planning
Zinc Work: Varla
Landscape Architects: Davies Landscape Architects
Structural Engineer: Barry Honeysett
Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design

The new Granite set, resin bonded driveway at Crossway. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
28 AUG

CROSSWAY (PPS 7)

Crossway now has a fabulous curved driveway! Built from Granite set edging and resin bonded gravel.

A big thank you to Paul Watts for project managing the quality work that was completed by Wilson Tarmac.

Project: CROSSWAY

Contractor: Wilson Tarmac
Landscape Architects: Squires Young

27 JUL

PART II  ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT REQUIRED

We are looking for a Part II architectural assistant to join our small, collaborative studio based team on a farm in the Kent countryside.

Hawkes Architecture  are looking for someone who is:

  • Organised
  • Pro-active and independent
  • Experienced in 2D and 3D (we predominantly use Sketchup)
  • Exceptional presentation and page layout skills
  • Enjoys model making
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • A great team player
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about architecture and rural landscapes
  • With an eye for detail



Software skills required:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe illustrator
  • SketchUp
  • Microstation

Our ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate high aptitude for detail, the confidence to be involved in all stages of a project, and an eagerness to learn and discover, with an inquisitive attitude toward architecture and landscape.

An exciting opportunity to be part of a very strong design process in an open, happy atmosphere, working on prestigious NPPF 55 (Paragraph 4) projects around the country. Being an integral part of the team from the outset, the position offers great responsibility, invaluable experience, and the potential for exciting job progression.



Contact Us: STUDENTS APPLY HERE

Excavation work in progress at Bigbury Hollow. A PPS 7 | Para 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. Aerial view of the excavation work in progress at Bigbury Hollow. A PPS 7 | Para 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
24 JUL

BIGBURY HOLLOW (PPS 7)

The excavation works have continued and we now have a working site level from which to begin constructing the PPS 7 house.

The resulting hole is nothing short of staggering in its scale and depth! This project is going to be packed full of surprises as it takes shape in real scale. One thing that's assured is that this house will be flooded with light from the large sunken courtyards that act as discreet sunken sun traps sheltered from the wind above.

Project: BIGBURY HOLLOW

Main Contractor: Harry Barnes Construction

The supporting structure for the leaf roof at Headlands. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. The stonemason's cotswold stone wall being built at Headlands. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
24 JUL

HEADLANDS (PARA 55)

The leaf roof at this Para 55 house is simply magnificent. It's construction is a slow and painstaking task for Point 6 Projects and Barnfield joinery but it's looking incredible.

The stonemasons are doing a brilliant job with the dry stone serpentine retaining walls. Each curve corresponds with the undulating ridge & furrow landscape and helps to stitch the building into the AONB landscape.

Project: HEADLANDS

Planning Consultant: Hunter Page Planning
Carpenters: Barnfield Carpentry
Landscape Architects: Davies Landscape Architects
Structural Engineer: Barry Honeysett
Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design

22 JUL

PLANNING RESOURCE MAGAZINE FEATURE

A great piece published today in 'Planning Resource Magazine' explaining the planning inspectors appeal decision at Cliff Top House.

Our latest project to be granted planning consent under the unique planning policy 'NPPF 55 (paragraph 4)' maintaining our outstanding record of thirteen successful applications over the past 10 years!

Read more:
PARAGRAPH 55 HOUSE APPROVED ON KENT COAST

Project: CLIFF TOP HOUSE

Planning Consultant: Hughes Planning
Landscape Architects: Squires Young

The landscaped garden at Crossway. A PPS 7 | Para 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture. The Hawkes Architecture team celebrating. Crossway's (PPS 7) 10 year anniversary.
22 JUL

CROSSWAY (PPS 7) 10 YEAR CELEBRATIONS

On the 19th July 2007 Maidstone Borough Council's planning committee unanimously approved our application to build Crossway.

I remember the ecstatic feeling coming out of the council chamber that evening. This was an important day for Sophie and I as it enabled us to fulfil our dream to build our own Para 55 home.

We couldn't have dreamt that it would have led to where we are now, celebrating our 13th consent under the same policy provision that enabled us to live our dream 10 years ago, we are now enabling others to fulfil their dreams.

So humbling and satisfying. We're so grateful to all those we've met and worked with during this time to make Hawkes Architecture what it is today.

Onwards and upwards!

Project: CROSSWAY

Steico Timber Frame: Cullen Timber Design
Landscape Architects: Squires Young

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