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January 24

Traditional Cotswold Pub Restoration

A traditional Cotswold pub nestled on the edge of the pretty village of Salford, near Chipping Norton, The Black Horse dates back to the 1800s and, prior to our client’s…

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December 23

Merry Christmas

It’s been an exciting year for us at AO, and as we reflect on all that we’ve achieved – from project completions and planning consents, to welcoming new faces and…

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December 23

Our People | Iskra Garbachkova

Following on from last week’s Planning post, we wanted to shine a spotlight on the Project Lead – and all-round integral part of the AO family – Iskra Garbachkova.

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December 23

Planning Permission | Grade II Listed Country House

We’re delighted to share details of a recent Planning consent achieved in collaboration with Heritage Consultants, Donald Insall Associates, and Oxford & Country Planning, for an exceptional Grade II listed country house,…

AO Website Journal Qualification

November 23

Our People | Georgina Hedges & Rebecca Beer

We’re thrilled to share the exciting news that our colleagues, Georgie Hedges and Rebecca Beer, have successfully attained their Part III qualification - an achievement marked at a very special…

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October 23

Planning Permission | Grade II Listed Barn Conversion

We are excited to share details of a recent Planning consent received – in collaboration with the Planning Consultancy team at JPPC – for a Grade II Listed barn conversion…

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October 23

Our People | Tim Smissen

We are thrilled to commemorate a remarkable milestone for our colleague, Tim Smissen – or ‘Lucky Jeff’ as he’s more affectionately known (thanks to his success with many a company…

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August 23

Planning Permission | Victorian Terrace in East London Conservation Area

Following on from last week’s post spotlighting our colleague Lewis Hillsdon – who relocated to London in May to head up the new division of Anderson Orr at LABS Camden…

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August 23

Our People | Lewis Hillsdon

Ahead of next week’s Planning post, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the Project Lead for the upcoming London scheme, Lewis Hillsdon - or ‘Lewy’ as he’s more…

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June 23

Planning Permission | Contemporary Agricultural Extension & Alteration Scheme

Originally part of a wider agricultural holding on an elevated hillside position, the property – which overlooks expansive views of the Oxford countryside and woodland to the rear – was…

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May 23

Our People | Chloe Davies

In February 2022, we welcomed Chloe Davies as Receptionist & Administrator, after she made a significant career move to the Architecture and Interiors industry, following more than ten years in…

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April 23

Planning Permission | Arts & Crafts Dwelling in Woodland Setting

We’re extremely pleased to have secured consent for a significant new build dwelling and outbuilding in a secluded, woodland setting just outside of Henley-on-Thames.

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April 23

Planning Permission | Waterfront Queen Anne-style Dwelling

We’re delighted to have secured Planning Permission for a distinctive, high-quality, Queen Anne-style dwelling that replaces a somewhat tired property – and its adhoc additions – believed to have been…

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April 23

Our People | Paul Jones

Following on from our Visualisation series, we’re very pleased to introduce the artist behind the work - Paul Jones.

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March 23

Visualisation | Speciality Spaces

Spaces that serve specialist purposes often present an opportunity to experiment with design and develop a unique sense of character.

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March 23

Visualisation | Aerial

Aerial Visuals provide a unique perspective and can be an effective means of showing a relationship between the building and wider context of a site.

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March 23

Visualisation | Interiors

Interior Visuals create an invaluable and detailed insight into spatial quality - not just in scale and form, but in how the space actually 'feels'.

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March 23

Visualisation | External

External visuals offer an opportunity to comprehensively review proposals against realistic landscaping and the wider surrounding context.

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March 23

Visualisation | An Introduction Continued

The Visualisations within our portfolio are entirely bespoke, developed expressly to assist our clients – and important third parties, including Local Planning Authorities – in understanding how a design, and…

AO Website Journal Visualisation

March 23

Visualisation | An Introduction

Visualisation is used widely within Architecture and plays an important role throughout all stages of the design process, where the creation – and use – of graphic content ultimately aids…

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February 23

Planning Permission | Grade II Listed Barn Conversion & New Build Residential Development

Following on from last week’s post spotlighting our colleague Georgie Hedges, we’re pleased to share details of a recent consent secured – in collaboration with the Planning Consultancy team at…

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February 23

Our People | Georgina Hedges

Ahead of next week’s Planning approval post, we’d like to shine the spotlight on the Project Lead for the scheme, Georgina Hedges.

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January 23

Planning Permission | Historic Hillside Farmhouse

We’re pleased to kick off the New Year with news of a recently permitted Planning consent, granted to significantly extend and refurbish an historic hillside farmhouse in Buckinghamshire, increasing the…

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December 22

Merry Christmas

From us all at Anderson Orr – we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The practice will be closed during the Christmas period from 2pm on…

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December 22

Our People | Christelle Tippett

Following on from last week’s case study, we’d like to introduce the Project Lead for The Old Ironworks, Christelle Tippett.

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November 22

Planning Permission | Contemporary Greenbelt Development

We’re delighted to have secured Planning Permission to develop a single-storey, flat-roofed house – with self-contained annexe flat – to create two distinctive, high-quality & sustainable contemporary dwellings, located in…

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November 22

Our People | Ben Smallwood

We’d like to thank Architectural Assistant, Ben Smallwood, for the fantastic fifteen months he committed to the practice, and to wish him well as he commences his Part II studies…

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September 22

Planning Permission | Grade II Listed Farmhouse

As mentioned in the last post celebrating our colleague Tim Watson, we are pleased to confirm that Planning and Listed Building consent has recently been granted for a wholesale refurbishment…

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September 22

Our People | Tim Watson

We’d like to take a moment to congratulate our colleague, Tim Watson, on reaching his twenty-year anniversary at Anderson Orr.

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August 22

Collaboration | Nia Morris Studio

As well as our in-house Interior Architecture expertise, we partner with a trusted and long-established network of Interior Design firms, and for this Cotswold restoration and conversion, we worked alongside…

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July 22

Planning Permission | Contemporary Waterfront Development

We’re delighted to have secured Planning Permission for two distinctive, high quality and sustainable dwellings that replace a large 19th Century barn, originally erected as an indoor tennis court serving…

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July 22

Our People | Dawn Turford

We’d like to take a moment to congratulate our colleague and Office Manager, Dawn Turford, on reaching her twenty-year anniversary at Anderson Orr.

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July 22

Collaboration | Spiral Cellars

The partnership on this stunning wine room with Spiral Cellars – the world’s leading provider of luxury wine storage, and long-term collaborator of ours – is a wonderful example of…

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June 22

Planning Permission | Contemporary Mews House Development

Following a rigorous GDV optimisation appraisal and feasibility studies, we’re delighted to have secured Planning Permission for a backland development of contemporary mews houses – each with three bedrooms arranged…

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May 22

Planning Permission | Summertown Development

Following a carefully developed optimisation appraisal and feasibility exercises, we’re delighted to have secured Planning Permission for this thoughtfully-designed development of three, two-storey terraced townhouses – each with three bedrooms,…

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May 22

On Site | Contemporary Boathouse

We’re on the home stretch with soft landscaping and garden work commencing at one of our contemporary boathouse schemes on the River Thames.

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May 22

Our People | Maria Skoutari

In March 2021, we welcomed Architect Maria Skoutari to the team, after she relocated from the Midlands.

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April 22

Planning Permission | Georgian Villa Extension

We’re delighted to have secured Planning Permission for sizeable front and rear extensions, in addition to extensive internal alterations, to this large 19th Century Georgian villa, situated within a notable Conservation…

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April 22

Collaboration | Röwer & Rüb

At AO, we collaborate with a number of highly skilled specialists, and the partnership on this stunning equestrian centre with Röwer & Rüb – a company who design and manufacture the world’s…

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March 22

Our People | Mark Cobourn

Following on from our recent case study, we’d like to introduce the Project Lead for Brook Farm, Mark Cobourn.

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March 22

Planning Permission | Chilterns AONB Residential Development

Working in collaboration with JPPC, we’re delighted – after five long years – to have secured Planning Permission for Chinnor Hills, a wholesale redevelopment programme set at the lower slopes…

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March 22

Collaboration | Langstaff-Ellis

At AO, we collaborate with a number of highly skilled consultants and creatives, and the partnership on this stunning North Oxford property with bespoke cabinet and furniture makers Langstaff-Ellis –…

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February 22

Our People | Joel Day

Following on from last week’s case study, we’d like to introduce the Project Lead for The Limes, Joel Day.

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February 22

Company News | Richard Anderson & Mike Orr Retirement Announcement

We’d like to take a moment to congratulate our colleagues, Richard Anderson and Mike Orr, who after many wonderful years both leading the charge, and working side-by-side with our Board…

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January 22

Planning Permission | State-of-the-Art Commercial Premises

We’re delighted to have secured Planning Permission for Park Barns, a state-of-the-art new build commercial premise, for Dalcour Maclaren, an established and innovative, nationwide engineering company specialising in Utility and…

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December 21

Anderson Orr | Merry Christmas

Many thanks to all our clients, consultants and colleagues, for another great year.

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December 21

Planning Permission | Luxury Car Showroom

Alongside a series of supporting consultants, we’ve had the great pleasure of working with Tom Hartley Junior – a leading name in the world of performance and classic cars –…

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December 21

Support | Macmillan

We are delighted to support Macmillan's sell-out 25th Anniversary ‘Follow the Stars’ Christmas concert at Oxford’s stunning Christ Church Cathedral this Friday 10th December at 8pm (and live-streaming online for…

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December 21

Planning Permission | 18th Century Dwelling

We’re delighted to have secured Planning Permission for sizeable rear and side extensions to this beautiful 18th Century dwelling, situated in the heart of a sought-after North Oxfordshire village, and…

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November 21

Collaboration | Nicholsons

We believe that the landscaping surrounding a building can dramatically enhance the architecture, and vice versa.

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November 21

Our People | Dominic Brooke-Read

Following on from last week’s case study, we’d like to introduce the Project Lead for Berkshire House, Dominic Brooke-Read.

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October 21

Anderson Orr | Reset & Refresh

We’re delighted to announce that we have moved to new design studios in North Oxfordshire – The Big Barn, Units 8 – 10, Oddington Grange, Weston-on-the-Green, OX25 3QW – and…

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August 21

On Site Update at Henley-on-Thames Pool House

Works on site are progressing well at our replacement pool house just outside of Henley-on-Thames.

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June 21

Contemporary Interiors at Modern Farmhouse

Having explored the industrial style home cinema and entertainment spaces (shared last December) and grand formal reception and entrance hall (shared in February) we continue our tour of this unique…

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May 21

Closer Look at Contemporary Dutch Barn

A few years back, AO were commissioned by a private client self-building their family home, to design a new, contemporary house within their rural South Oxfordshire village, in the Vale…

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April 21

Alex Cade | Part III Qualification

We’re delighted to announce that our colleague, Alex, has received his Part III qualification and is now a registered Architect.

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April 21

Re-opening of Idyllic Riverside Pub, The Perch

We couldn’t be happier to see that The Perch Oxford have re-opened their doors, and outdoor dining on the terrace and in their idyllic riverside garden - reached via their…

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April 21

Update from The Boat House

It’s a fantastic feeling when a site begins to reflect the design visuals! We are extremely pleased to have largely completed the envelope of this replacement dwelling in an Area…

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April 21

Adam Van den Houten | Associate

We’re thrilled to announce that our colleague, Adam, has been promoted to an Associate.

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March 21

Closer Look at Contemporary Cotswold Conversion

This extensive restoration, part reconstruction and conversion of a former derelict barn and cattle shed - on an enviable hilltop location in the Cotswolds – resulted in a stunning, six-bedroom,…