Steel frame installation at Mayfield Road

Not even the minus temperatures and snow have stopped Dobsons from erecting the steels at our new offices at Mayfield Road, Ilkley.  The form is starting to take shape which is getting us all excited.


As the Walks in Flint is almost complete we wanted to take a look back at where it all started.  The below timelines show our initial concept sketch compared to our planning visuals and then finally the most recent site photographs.  The timeline also shows the time frame from our initial concepts to completing our working drawings. Constructed by Wates, the 90 dwelling scheme has been delivered for Flintshire County Council in just over 2 years. If you’d like to see more of the build progressing, check out the time lapse video here: The Walks

Work underway at our new offices

Work is well underway on our new office development in Ilkley. The new office is a 7,000 sq.ft. 2 1/2 storey building which will consist of three separate suites. Halliday Clark will be moving into one of the top floor suites.  The scheme has where possible used local companies, suppliers and workforce, emphasising our commitment to the local area. We hope that the high quality of materials being used will provide a refreshing alternative to standard commercial office space.  Check out a sample panel of the brick detailing:

Work placement with Leeds Beckett

Halliday Clark were delighted to welcome Joanna into our office last week as part of the great initiative by Leeds Beckett University to give their students a taste of life in an Architectural Practice.  The scheme brings students and practitioners together in a ‘speed dating’ introduction event that leads to a work placement for the students.  We showed Joanna the wide range of projects we are working on, including a site visit to a recently completed project.  We also got Joanna working on an ecclesiastical scheme in which she had some great ideas.

The Modern Timber House in the UK

The Hunt House features in Peter Wilson’s ‘The Modern Timber House in the UK: New Paradigms and Technologies’, published in September 2017.  The project had a unique design solution for an end terrace and was constructed with structural insulated panels (SIPs). Copies of the book can be purchased for £35 by contacting Wood for Good. For an electronic version of the publication please see Source – Wood for Good.