JDP Office featured by the ‘Redundant Building Grant Scheme’

Johnson Design Partnership Ltd office has been featured in the ‘Redundant Building Grant Scheme’ brochure.
Please read extracts below…

An award-winning architectural practice in Shropshire is heralding a bright new era – from new eco-friendly offices.

An asbestos-ridden shed in Bridgnorth, covering 100 square metres on two floors and once used by a storage box company had been disused for 12 months.

The premises have been totally transformed and given a new lease of life by Johnson Design.

The building was re-designed from the ground-up with the environment and energy efficiency as driving forces. The office has a living roof consisting of grass-like sedum, super insulation and stack effect ventilation – helping to keep the office cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The partnership, which has five core staff and also employs freelancers when needed, also operates a walk-to-work policy.

The design partnership was established eight years ago in London and moved to Underhill Street in Bridgnorth before opening its present premises – next door to the Bridgnorth station of the Severn Valley Railway.

At any one time, Johnson Design is working on up to 15 private and public sector projects with total build costs of between £100,000 and £20 million.

The practice worked on the Upton Meadows Primary School in Northampton which has become a noted eco-friendly building admired and supported by Prince Charles.

In the next five years, Johnson Design Partnership hopes to expand further to employ 10 architects.

Associate architect Matt Spinks said: “We found out about Redundant Buildings Grants by chance – and we are glad we did.

“The support has been an important element in our relocation and we found the RBG staff very helpful and the submission process easy to understand.”