Riverside Design Studio Director Fran Pacitto will be presenting a BIM case study at the Construction Industry Council’s new regional BIM hub event ‘A BIM Focus’ on the 2nd November. Tickets for the event are free and you can register to attend here.


With several years of experience using BIM technologies Riverside Design Studio are eager to share the benefits that it has brought not only to us but also our clients. Though these benefits are many please see our very brief summary here.

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We are proud to announce that one of our clients – Graham Kennedy of Inner Space Stations – has today been an Olympic Torchbearer having been given the opportunity to carry the prestigious flame through the streets of Harrow.

Graham supports ATAXIA UK which is a charity assisting people who are affected by this rare neurological disorder and funds research projects to try to find a treatment and a cure. Graham has raised over £700,000 over the past twenty years for ATAXIA UK and last year was awarded an MBE for his services to the charity. The drive for fundraising is close to Graham’s heart as he has two children who suffer from Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Graham uses the business skills developed as a BP dealer to organise Big Bad Bike Rides. These rides are 70 mile cycle challenges on remote roads of the UK and abroad. Last year the ride was based in Pitlochry in Scotland and 140 riders raised over £100,000 for the charity in one day. It is Graham’s mission to raise £1 million in his life time for the charity and his belief that one day a cure for Ataxia will be found.

Well done Graham!

Our newly designed primary school for Manchester Council’s Framework One was officially opened today. The school have put together a video of the event which can be viewed here.

To find out more about the scheme, which involved both our architects and structural engineers click here. The project is also set to become a formal BIM case study with input from the client, design and construction team members.

Our Ortho-Care UK headquarter office scheme was selected by Bradford MBC for their nomination at this years LABC Building Excellence Awards.


The awards are organised by the West Yorkshire Building Control bodies to celebrate new quality local building projects. LABC promotes the design and construction of buildings that are safe, accessible and environmentally efficient.

Hope Academy has been selected as a finalist in the LABC North West Awards 2012. The scheme is shortlisted in 2 categories – Best Education Building and Best Sustainability Design.