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iHub Wins East Midlands Property Design Excellence Award

  We are proud to announce that iHub Derby, which was designed by Franklin Ellis Architects, won the coveted Design Excellence Award at the East Midlands Property Dinner which took place on 7th September, as well as being shortlisted for a further two awards.   The 45,000 sq ft iHub, which is part of Infinity […]

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Hospice in the hospital wins award for ground-breaking design

    Gratham’s ground-breaking “hospice in the hospital” is the clear winner for the End-of-life Care Development award at the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2015. The unit at Grantham and District hospital is the first of its kind in the UK and has been recognised for its innovative approach to patient experience at an awards […]

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Franklin Ellis secures planning approval for Colwick residential scheme

A HIGH QUALITY residential development in an attractive riverside setting will go ahead after it secured near unanimous backing from planners.   Specialist residential developer McCann Homes is expected to start work on in Spring 2016 constructing 81 apartments in a striking new development on the banks of the River Trent near Colwick.   The […]

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Official Opening At Lincoln Minster Preparatory School

Last week we were invited to the official opening of Lincoln Minster Preparatory School that FEA completed in September last year. A commemorative plague was unveiled by the former Arch Bishop of Canterbury the Rt Revd & Rt Hon The Lord Carey of Clifton, who is President of United Learning, and his wife. A time […]

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The inspirational past behind the expanding present at Franklin Ellis

  Augustus Pugin is one of those figures who arguably towers over British architecture. Whether it was his role in the design of the Houses of Parliament or his personal masterpiece, St Giles Catholic Church in Staffordshire, Pugin stands as a Victorian great who had an obsessive belief in the good that architecture could do. […]

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Designing Schools Means Designing Projects

Joe Taylor Associate Partner, Franklin Ellis Architects A LOT of people in the construction industry look back with misty eyes on the days of the Building Schools for the Future programme. It was a big, inspiring initiative delivering some big, inspiring schools – and may be even some big, inspiring revenues for some! Even before […]

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New Teaching Block at Toot Hill School Reaches PC

  A new teaching block comprising 19 classrooms, seminar rooms, open study area, kitchen and dining hall for Toot Hill School, part of the Torch Academy Gateway Trust has reached Practical Completion.Toot Hill School which is located in the heart of Bingham, Nottinghamshire, is a thriving school and the new teaching block has been provided […]

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Franklin Ellis Project Profile: Matthew Kirk, Ratcliffe College

  If building is all about doing things brick-by-brick then Matt Kirk’s career has followed the right kind of path. A job running architect at Franklin Ellis, Matt took the lead on the latest in a series of major educational projects delivered by the business, the development of a junior school at Ratcliffe College in […]

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Franklin Ellis Project Profile: Chris Dixon, Derby Innovation Centre

Chris Dixon, Associate Architect, Derby Innovation Centre He can deliver you a distinctive design which marries sustainability with cost effectiveness. He has a passion for deploying the latest technology. And he can even tell you how to ask for an angle grinder in German. Meet Chris Dixon, an Associate Architect with Franklin Ellis who is […]

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Framlingham College Completion Photos

The extension and refurbishment of Paul’s Court at Framlingham College is complete and has been handed over to the school. Franklin Ellis have worked with SEH French on the project which includes an extension to and re-organisation of the existing facilities and creation of a new sixth form centre including cafe and associated classroom and […]

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How we put design at the heart of innovation

The approach to Derby’s new innovation centre begins with a simple, twisted blade. And that’s not a bad motif, when you think about it. For one thing, it’s the kind of efficient simplicity I like. For another, that one blade is the most powerful symbol of what the innovation centre is all about – a […]