Planning Permissions :
Detailed planning permissions have been obtained for several new projects in the region :
- Two storey extension to thatched cottage - Lidgate
- Single storey extension to cottage - Attleton Green
- New outhouse incorporating, studio, gym, and garden room - Farley Green
- New detached family house and outbuildings - Coney Weston
- Two storey extension to family home - Great Bradley
Projects Underway :
- Extension and refurbishment of family home - Cowlinge
- Centre for Computing History - Cambridge
- Eco - Housing - Glasgow
Core House 1 - Coney Weston :
New detached family house based around a central Core concept, with useable roof space. The design reinterprets the simple, archetypal house form of four walls and a pitched roof for 21st century living in rural, semi-rural, and possibly suburban locations.
It is intended to be economical to build, energy efficient, and flexible in use. It can be constructed in a range of different sizes using a variety of different building systems and methods, including traditional masonry or timber frame, aircrete systems such as Celcon's Jamera, steel frame, and SIPS (structural insulated panel systems). The central Core concept also enables individual projects to be adapted to take account of particular site constraints or opportunities.
The finishes can be changed to suit the site in question and it's broader context - in this case rural Suffolk.
Centre for Computing History - Cambridge :
Established to create a permanent public exhibition that tells the story of the Information Age, the computer museum preserves and presents a collection of important computers and related artifacts. It spotlights the people behind the inventions and records the information necessary to inspire and enthuse future generations.
The museum is currently planning a program of expansion over a five to ten year time frame, and has recently completed a major move to new premises in Cambridge. From there it is hoped to that a new purpose built centre can be planned of approx. 50,000 sq ft from 2018. The centre is also planning a 'roadshow' service making visits to towns, businesses and schools across the country.
PRAL is currently involved with the concept development, detailed design and project management of these various stages.