Tenders are to be sought shortly for the Seaton Valley Co-operative Society’s new supermarket which will have 700m2 of retail floor area and a petrol filling station on site in Seaton Delaval.

Both Riverside Architects and Engineers are collaborating on the project with work expected to commence on site in September 2013. Anticipated completion in March 2014 will coincide with the Seaton Valley Co-operative Society’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Riverside Architects were shortlisted and invited to submit concept designs for an exciting interior fit out project, to create a new Mediatheque for Bradford’s iconic National Media Museum and the British Film Institute.

The Mediatheque was to be located in one of the upper gallery spaces and provide access to the Museum’s film archives to allow the public, schools, colleges, academics/researchers to view the extensive film & audio footage available.

Our design proposed a striking contemporary interior, with state of the art audio visual equipment accessed from within circular booths enclosed behind striking ‘glass fin’ screens and feature ceiling lighting. Inspiration was taken from lenticular principles of how perception of space might change as the user flows through it, as well as provide the right balance between privacy and openess.

We look forward to working with the Museum in the futu­re & seeing the NMM create the sixth Mediatheque in the UK.

A Riverside Design Studio Architects project is being featured in an article titled “The road to BIM: making it work for small companies” in Construction Manager magazine. NU Construction are a local SME contractor looking to implement BIM into their organisation. The article aims to answer the primary question that small businesses are asking themselves: How can a small organisation justify the time, effort and expense required?

Well NU Construction have been exploring this through the use of our Revit model of an industrial starter unit scheme in Thirsk. The article shows that whats needed is a positive mindset to take the first step and someone within a construction organisation willing to champion the benefits BIM can bring, such as greater efficiency and better construction programming.

A Riverside Design Studio Architects project is being featured in an article titled “The road to BIM: making it work for small companies” in Construction Manager magazine. NU Construction are a local SME contractor looking to implement BIM into their organisation. The article aims to answer the primary question that small businesses are asking themselves: How can a small organisation justify the time, effort and expense required?

Well NU Construction have been exploring this through the use of our Revit model of an industrial starter unit scheme in Thirsk. The article shows that whats needed is a positive mindset to take the first step and someone within a construction organisation willing to champion the benefits BIM can bring, such as greater efficiency and better construction programming.

Following on from the succesful completion of Old Moat Primary School in Manchester we have featured in a new video produced by WIllmott Dixon on the subject of successful BIM collaboration. The video can be viewed here.

Fast forward to approx. 4:57 to see our Revit model versus completed building photos. A complete co-ordinated project that included architectural, structural and building services models as well as furniture meant we were able to co-ordinate rooms and spaces much easier than by traditional methods and long before the building was completed resulting in minimal on site problems.

More details of our Old Moat Primary School project can be viewed here.

Just in time for Christmas – we have received planning approval for a new 10,000sq ft supermarket and petrol filling station at Seaton Delaval, Tyne & Wear on behalf of Seaton Valley Co-operative Society.

The proposed petrol filling station comprises 4 (double sided) pumps under a canopy with a payment kiosk and retail area.

The Co-operative Society are looking to extend their provision and support increased housing numbers at the Wheatridge Park site.

As BREEAM Assessors for the new Audi showroom in Wakefield we are pleased to announce it has received a BREEAM Very Good certificate. The showroom, constructed at Calder Park by Morgan Sindall for Sytner group, boasts some of the latest Audi showroom features including drive-in service centre, luxurious lounge area and family room.

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Riverside Design Studio Architects had the pleasure of entertaining a guest architect from Venzuela today!

Carmen Arelys Mendez Velandia works in San Cristobal and has been taking part in Rotary International’s Group Study Exchange (GSE) program. Arelys was shown some of our current and past projects in the morning followed by a mini-tour of Bradford that included some of Riverside’s built projects as well as historical city landmarks. Apparently the cooler climate here was a refreshing change compared to South America!

Thanks to Keighley Rotary Club and Schofield Sweeney for the opportunity to make a new friend and learn many things about architecture and construction in Venezuela. We plan on keeping in touch so it might not be long before we all meet again – maybe next time in Caracas!

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Riverside Design Studio Director Fran Pacitto was parachuted in at the last minute to present our BIM case study at the launch of the Yorkshire & Humber Regional BIM Hub. As well as presenting at Hull’s Guildhall he stepped in to speak at Weetwood Hall in Leeds with less less than 24 hours notice!

Both events went well and Fran is looking forward to getting involved with the regional hub as it grows in the near future. For further information on the hubs please click here.

The Yorkshire & Humber Regional BIM Hub LinkedIn Page is also a useful discussion forum so if you have any BIM queries ask here!