Watford Redevelopment Granted Planning Approval
Our proposals for the redevelopment of a complex, central Watford site, encompassing a new, mixed-use scheme that includes 25 residential units and a commercial ground floor area, have now received planning permission. The proposed massing was split into two to address the different conditions and scales of buildings facing two streets. The front block roughly aligns with the existing massing of the prevalent 4-storey buildings that front the High Street, while an 8-storey tower to the rear reflects the number of new, taller developments on that street.
Exhibition Longlisted for the Dezeen Awards
‘Refugees – Forced to Flee’ – a temporary exhibition we created for IWM London – has been longlisted at the 2021 Dezeen Awards. More on this fascinating exhibition on the refugee experience here
Poetry in Motion
Great title and great review by Museums Journal of our labour-of-love project to bring the poetry of William Wordsworth and the lives of William and his sister Dorothy back to life at Wordsworth Grasmere.
‘The tension between visitor experience and conservation is a real challenge in historic houses and the approach here feels like a happy medium that could blaze the trail for other museums. This isn’t a memorial to a long-gone poet, it’s an opportunity to share that same sense of place.’
Reuniting Two Great Rubens Landscapes
Nissen Richards Studio has worked with The Wallace Collection on the historic reunion of two great masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens, brought together for the first time in over two hundred years in the show ‘Rubens: Reuniting the Great Landscapes’. The paintings – ‘The Rainbow Landscape’ and ‘A View of het Steen in the Early Morning’ –form part of an exhibition at the Wallace Collection, with the former painting part of the Wallace’s collection and the latter on loan from The National Gallery.