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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 […]


The FEA team are running the Robin Hood half marathon

The FEA team (right to left) Andrew Ellis, Chris Dixon, Matthew Kirk, John Armstrong and Harvey Rogers are competing in this years half marathon on behalf of the Stroke Association. All Donations Welcome:

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Framlingham College Hands Over

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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Planning Granted For Loughborough Innovation Centre

On behalf of Loughborough University, planning approval has recently been secured for the Loughborough Innovation Centre.  This £4 million scheme is central to the second phase of the University’s Science and Enterprise Park and forms part of its wider efforts to help develop the regional economy by providing facilities specifically targeted at small businesses.Through a mix of office space, studio […]

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Work Commences At Repton Precinct

Work has started on site for the new maths and PE teaching block at Repton School. The “Repton Precinct” teaching block steelwork is now fully erected and we are working with contractor B and K Building Services to deliver the project by the end of the year. The project is the second commission for FEA […]

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Weatherford Offices Complete

The new office development for Weatherford International (Reeves Wireline Technologies) completed in October 2013 and has now been in occupation for over 6 months. Located on the British Gypsum site at East Leake, Reeves Technologies forms part of the Weatherford Group of companies and provides specialist services to the oil and gas industries. The scheme […]

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Franklin Ellis Hospice work continues

    FEA have recently submitted the third in a series of applications for new works for various hospices across the East Midlands, building on our previous portfolio of work in this specialism. Dove Cottage Day Hospice is located in open countryside in the Vale of Belvoir. FEA have designed an extension to the existing […]

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Franklin Ellis gain Planning Approval for Toothill School

FE have assisted Toot Hill School in gaining detailed planning approval for a new teaching block to meet the needs of their growing school population. The building is to be located on vacant land to the east of the main teaching block adjacent to the existing tennis courts. It is predominantly 2 storeys in scale […]

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Franklin Ellis obtain Planning Permission for Ratcliffe College

Franklin Ellis have just obtained planning consent for a new junior school for Ratcliffe College in Leicestershire. The original college was built by the renowned Victorian architect and designer of the Houses of Parliament, Augustus Welby Pugin, and first opened its doors to students in 1847. It is an interesting coincidence  that David Franklin, one […]


Loughborough Eastern Gateway wins regional Regeneration Award

At the 2012 Procon Awards the Loughborough Eastern Gateway, masterplanned and by Franklin Ellis Architects, was named Regeneration Scheme of the Year. The £20m project included a new link road from Nottingham Road to Meadow Lane facilitating a new station forecourt and transport interchange, together with an affordable housing scheme of 91 units designed by FEA […]

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Canalside homes submitted for planning consent

The Sowden Group commissioned Franklin Ellis to design a site for 100 new homes in at Windmill Road, Loughborough. Bordering the Grand Union canal, the brown-field site offers great waterside views and incorporates areas of existing planting and areas of trees. The local community will benefit from a land parcel which will be offered for […]