News : 2013

Dec 2013

A warm welcome to Bryin

We are pleased to announce that Bryin Lindoe has joined the Ayshford Sansome team as an RIBA Part 1 Architectural Assistant.

Bryin completed his degree at the University of Brighton, School of Architecture in 2013, and is planning to continue his architectural studies following the completion of his year of practical experience in practice.

During his spare time, Bryin has an interest in art and he is a keen musician playing the guitar. We would like to officially welcome Bryin to the team.

Posted in: People

Dec 2013

Merry Christmas

Every year we host an in-house Christmas card competition; the winning design can be seen below.

Ayshford Sansome would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Posted in: People

Nov 2013

Dartford Mercedes reaches Practical Completion

Work has reached Practical Completion for the partial refurbishment and extension of the Dartford dealership for Mercedes-Benz, located along Burnham Road.

The scheme was being split into two phases, with Phase 1 focusing on the addition of a mezzanine floor; and Phase 2 extending the office space and facilities.

Posted in: Projects

Nov 2013

Work on site at Mercedes headquarters

Work has begun on site for the refurbishment and extension of Mercedes-Benz’s existing Vehicle Handover Centre at their headquarters in Tongwell, Milton Keynes.

The scheme will improve facilities for staff, customers, and VIP guests and features a redesigned waiting area and state of the art handover bays.

Work is scheduled to be complete in February 2014.

Posted in: Projects

Nov 2013

Phase 3 of Daniel Gilbert House Complete

Phase three is complete for works at Daniel Gilbert House, a hostel located along Brick Lane catering for the needs of the homeless.

Phase three provided the hostel with an additional 15 bedsits, mirroring the work completed during Phase two.

Phase four has begun which will provide a further 6 bedsit rooms; which is due to be completed at the end of November.

In addition, remaining rooms and common areas are being refurbished by Providence Row and are due for completion by April 2014.

Posted in: Projects

Nov 2013

QVSR 170th Anniversary Event

“Over the past 5 years QVSR has endeavoured to modernise its accommodation, in carrying out this task we have been expertly advised and guided by our Architects Ayshford Sansome via Architect Barrie Gibbard. In designing our new rooms Barrie has sought not to just provide quality accommodation but to provide accommodation that is bespoke to the needs of our residents. QVSR is a charity focussed on the needs of the people who live here and it was important to work with an architect who shared our values.” Alexander Campbell – Chief Executive QVSR

Click here to view the full article.

Posted in: People, Press, Projects

Nov 2013

Ayshford Sansome’s November CPD

This month, Ayshford Sansome’s CPD will be presented by Dan Davies of Rockfon. Dan will provide an understanding of the differences between the materials currently available and the appropriate standards, and a good understanding of the key criteria that suspended ceiling materials need to contribute to the creation of a pleasant, safe, healthy, and comfortable indoor environment:

DATE: 27th November 2013 TIME: 6pm – 7.30pm

VENUE: Ayshford Sansome, Wickford Office

Please ‘click here’ to download our invite for more information.

If you would like to join us, please contact Leanne on or Emma on or tel: 01268 562266. Refreshments will be provided.

Posted in: CPD

Oct 2013

Work Experience

We have just said goodbye to an enthusiastic and hard-working work experience student from Mayflower School in Billericay, Essex. Over the duration of her placement she learnt many architectural skills including various aspects of designing and procuring buildings, and mastering the complex 3D CAD software. She ‘really enjoyed the experience of being in a work place, and learning more about architecture, especially the designing process’.

Typically we host between 4-5 work experience students a year through direct requests in addition to the recognised central booking agency, HCS. We believe in encouraging young aspiring designers and strive to provide them with an engaging experience.

Posted in: People

Oct 2013


Following on from our team ‘Architects@sea’s participation in The J’s Hospice Dragon Boat race on the 29th September, Barrie has compiled a video of some of the footage from the day.

You can still sponsor the team by donating to our Virgin Money Just Giving page.

For further information about the work of the J’s Hospice and other fund-raising events to support them, please visit


Posted in: Charities, People

Oct 2013

Ayshford Sansome earn their IIP Silver

Ayshford Sansome are proud to announce that our Investors In People standard has been upgraded from bronze to silver.

The upgrade demonstrates the practice’s continued commitment to constantly review and improve our internal systems and processes, which not only provides a better working environment for our employees, but ensures we maintain the high level of service we provide to our clients.

Achieving the silver award places Ayshford Sansome in the top 1% of all companies across the country employing ten or less people and demonstrates Ayshford Sansome’s commitment to its staff and clients alike.

Posted in: Awards

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