News

29.09.2017

Badminton Road Methodist Church

​Downend, Bristol

We have now handed the completed Sacred Space project back to Badminton Road Methodist Church. The project consisted of the transformation of the interior of the tired 1950s building, to provide an open and welcoming, vibrant community hub, with better, up-to-date facilities as well as the construction of a permanent worship area within the building, play areas and a more regular café and meeting space.

The project was carried out in two phases and included the construction of new 29m2 Prayer Chapel extension away from the sacred space to provide a light and vibrant space for meetings and worship. 

The project was carried out to a tight timescale, with the church remaining operational throughout the refurbishment works with detailed coordination maintaining access for church users as well as minimising potential disruption. 

The building now has a modern, brighter, welcoming feel, with renovated common areas and a lovely entrance area and café as well as a new car park & new external footpaths providing safe access to the building. The Church are now able to build on their current activities for young families, the elderly and isolated and others who need a place to meet.

Badminton Road Methodist Church
04.05.2017

New Street Art Signage

​CW Duke HQ, Newfoundland Circus

We have commissioned local graffiti artists Cheo and Sokem to paint a large, full-height mural on the side of our head office opposite the entrance to Cabot Circus at the beginning of the M32.

The graffiti design is a homage to Bristol and incorporates local icons Wallace and Gromit. Director Jon Porter said “We are proud to call Bristol our home and we wanted a design that would pay tribute to this city, something that people would be interested in.

Street art is huge in Bristol, especially in the Stokes Croft / St Pauls area where we are based and have been part of the community for over 20 years, so we thought designing our signage in a graffiti style would fit in nicely with the surrounding area. 

​A lot of people in the city have a big connection with Wallace and Gromit, both as beloved television characters but also thanks to the excellent work of Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, just up the road from us.

We worked closely with Yuzu Creative and Cheo and once we saw this design we thought it perfectly mixed all of the elements together”.

The building is situated at the beginning of the M32, opposite the Cabot Circus car park entrance so can be seen from both the road and the path. CW Duke used Yuzu Creative to organise and manage the project which was completed over the early May Bank Holiday Weekend. 

New Street Art Signage
26.04.2017

Santander Refurbishment Programme

​Nationwide

​We have now completed the Santander Refurbishment Programme “Project Footprint”, works started on this project late in 2013. During that period we have refurbished 39 branches all over England including Santander branches on four University Campus sites. These Santander branches were spread far and wide, including Uxbridge (Middlesex), Carmarthen (South Wales), Waterlooville (Hampshire), Redditch (Worcestershire), Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire) and St Austell (Cornwall).

​We have had an excellent working relationship with Santander (formerly Abbey National) for over 30 years and are very proud of the projects we have completed for them. We have extensive experience in the retail fit-out sector and we look forward to starting their new refurbishment programme “Project Red” from May this year which will incorporate Santander’s latest branch design guidelines.

Santander Refurbishment Programme