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MIPIM Cycling Success!

Conisbee’s Allan Dunsmore has managed to heroically complete a 1500km bike ride to Cannes! Cycling from London on Thursday, arriving in MIPIM on Tuesday afternoon after six days. Allan was 1 of just 20 people cycling the full 1500km distance, out of 160 cyclists.

Congratulations to Allan and his fellow cyclists for all their hard work!

The Legal and General Cycle to Mipim for Club Peloton has now raised an incredible £550,000 for their main beneficiary Coram. You can still donate here to support Allan’s hard work and help him reach his goal of £3,000.

‘The House That £100k Built’

Check out ‘The House That £100k Built’ on Wednesday 15th March. The challenge this week is to see how plausible it is to build a home under £50k and features a timber framed Conisbee project in East Anglia.

The programme is hosted by architect Piers Taylor and architectural journalist and critic Kieran Long who assist a family building a new house inspired by medieval timber frame homes.

Showing at 8pm on BBC Two, don’t miss it!

Ready, Set, Cycle!

And he’s off! Conisbee’s very own Allan Dunsmore has set his wheels in motion and is on his way to MIPIM. Joining over 160 fellow cycling enthusiasts, the riders departed London in the early hours of this morning on their 1500km ride to Cannes. Over the next six days the team will ride in relay format, completing at least two (of the five or six) stages every day, ranging from 40 – 60km each.

To show your support or donate to Allan’s chosen charity Coram, check out his sponsorship page or twitter @AllanDunsmore for updates and stories from the road.

Happy International Women’s Day

“Conisbee are delighted to be involved in the NLA’s Inspiring Women Campaign. For us it’s about recognising the talents of women in engineering and doing something positive to address equality across the industry. It all starts with breaking down stereotypes and reinforcing the fact that being exemplary isn’t a matter of gender. We need to further support the professional development of women and encourage them to participate fully in the industry and most importantly, as leaders; to have them aspire to reach their full potential.”

Cycling for Coram…

Its only three weeks to go before Conisbee’s Allan Dunsmore and the rest of the Legal and General Real Assets Cycle team set off to MIPIM. There’s still time to get involved – so please show your support by helping Allan reach his £3000 target for charity, Coram and give him something extra to keep those legs pumping on the steep climbs through France….

Visit his sponsorship page here


Vote now – ‘Your BREEAM Award’

Conisbee’s 126 Pavilion Road has been nominated for a ‘Your BREEAM Award’, where shortlisted projects are put to the public vote. Support  us by giving your vote now @BREEAMAwards.

Located in the heart of a conservation area within the Cadogan Estate, this former mews house has been designed to both BREEAM and the Passivhaus EnerPHit Standards, while retaining its historic character. Breathable external insulation has been added to the façade, with windows and roof-lights replaced with triple-glazed timber units. The building has an MVHR unit with CO2 sensors and energy management controls.

Past, Present and Future

In 2016 the Heritage Lottery Fund and Creative Scotland awarded Glaswegian arts organisation NVA £4.2m to renovate St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross. The intention is to preserve the A Listed building and use it as an arts venue.

With the help of this investment, the 1960’s modernist ruin is now being transformed into a space for arts and performance, partially restoring the original site and allowing it to become a usable space. Conisbee acted as structural consultants in order to appraise the site and the conservation issues involved in maintaining it.

The BBC’s coverage and images of the future use of St Peter’s Seminary can be found here.

Meet us at MIPIM 2017

The Conisbee team will be attending the annual MIPIM conference in Cannes, held this year from the 14th-17th March. For your chance to meet up with one of the team, please contact Samantha Skinner.

‘Don’t Move, Improve!’

Working in collaboration with Lipton Plant Architects, our scheme ‘Park House’ was shortlisted for an NLA ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ Award and recognised in the national press; featured on the front cover of Bricks & Mortar in the Times.

The aim of the project was to provide better connections with the garden, between upstairs and downstairs, and to bring more light into the residence. By removing the rear wall on the ground floor of the house, and replaced it with the two-storey glass extension, it offers residents views between its various levels and out to the garden. For more information about the scheme check out the NLA’s free exhibition from 27 January to 29 March.