We were approached by our clients (with a typically growing family) who were looking to create more living space – but with a unique set of constraints on the home they wanted to remain in. The challenges included a relatively small plot, along with a steeply sloping site, topped off with the physical (and planning) […]

The Coach House was developed on the site of an original Victorian coach house and stable block, for a client looking for contemporary, open-plan living. Our original appointment was to obtain planning approval – with the planning constraints of being located next to an SSI and in an AONB – to covert the stables and […]

Wasted opportunities are so frustrating to witness – whether they’re our own or those of others. The ball sent well wide of the open goal. Kodak’s refusal to develop the digital technology it had itself invented. In the world of automotive retail, wasted opportunities can often be found in abundance. We don’t call back. We […]

As I cycled to work this morning, I moved over to let another cyclist pass on a narrow bit of bridleway. There was a smile, a ‘thank you’ and exchanged comments about how nice it was to have a cooler morning, and we went on our ways. The social element of cycling is one I […]

There are, doubtless, many people who abide by the maxim that past performance is no guide to the future. It’s certainly a good rule when thinking about investment, but what about past experience? Is there a danger of a ‘blindside’, where ignorance of ideas which may have been a little ‘out of time’ might prove […]

Recently completed, this ambitious £8 million new-build project for Helston Garages involved the design and development of two distinctive dealerships for premium brands Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo. Meda acted as Architect and Project Manager during the 72-week development of the dual-brand flagship site, which is situated on Toneway in the historic Devon town of […]

While it’s not clear quite what forms it will take in the coming years, it’s almost certain that the car dealership cannot thrive if it looks, feels and operates as it does today. So, we’ve been having a think about what functions the dealership of the near future will need in order to perform, and […]