Partenerships and collaborative teamwork are at the very heart of everything we do at Denovo Design.
What a pleasure, therefore, to receive notification from the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) that the practice has reached the finals of the North West Building Excellence Awards 2019.
Category: Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team.
Denovo Design has been a member of the LABC partnering scheme since 2007. The benefits of this partnering are many, including being able to work with the same Liverpool Building Control team on various schemes across the UK.
The Foundations of Spring '19
21 February 2019
One of our live projects currently on site, cracking on well in this temperate February weather!
Piling ** DONE; Steel support ** DONE; Concrete pour for ground beams ** DONE
This scheme is for 3No affordable apartments in Liverpool. The design will deliver the client brief for modern standards of space and light, maximising environmental sustainability within tight cost constraints, and adding value to the local street scene.
Happy Clients; Happy Architects; Happy Days!
10 January 2019
Always good to start a New Year with a Planning Approval!
This scheme for a private residential refurbishment will provide the family with more contemporary open plan living/dining area with integral kitchen facilities. An adjacent, separate, 'chill room' will provide alternative living space.
Upstairs, additional bedrooms, with maximised space, have been added.
Chester Zoo Monsoon Rainforest Fire
17 December 2018
Huge #shoutout to the amazing staff & emergency services involved in the horrific fire at Chester Zoo at the weekend. Their heroic efforts resulted in them being able to lead to safety many endangered & critically endangered species including Sumatran orangutans and silvery gibbons. CLICK for latest Zoo Statement
Chester Zoo is a global conservation charity working across UK and in over 30 countries around the World #PreventingExtinction
North West Property Awards - Thursday 11 October
11 October 2018
Good luck to all the finalists in tonight's North West Property Awards to be held in the historic Lutyens Crypt at Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral. We are very honoured that 3 projects with which we were involved have been shortlisted.
The Denovo Design mission is 'Designing to Make a Difference' and so when completed schemes deliver over and above the original vision, in terms of functionality, end user engagment and quality feedback, nothing gives us more pleasure!
Pictured - student accommodation, Liverpool City Centre.
Planning Approval Secured - Luxury Development
14 August 2018
Delighted to secure planning approval for this luxury development of 4 bespoke houses in Bold Heath. Once completed, the properties will provide stunning accommodation, with views onto open farmland to the rear.
The plot is cleared and we look forward to 'start on site'!
#Residential #Housing #Luxury
A New Addition To The Denovo Team!
1 August 2018
Delighted to officially give a warm welcome to our 'new' Part II Architectural Assistant , Victoria Bray. Victoria was first introduced to the practice back in 2014 at a Denovo Design Student Workshop. She must have seen something she liked, as 4 years later, Victoria became a full time member of the team!
Image: Victoria pictured following her graduation ceremony which took place in July at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. Victoria achieved a Distinction - no mean feat in a challenging subject!
Record *8* International Green Apple Awards For Liverpool Projects
17 July 2018
Still stunned from the outcome of Monday's International Green Apple Built Environment/CSR Excellence Awards, which saw 4 of our projects rewarded with a record *8* awards.
We found ourselves in prestigious company - competing with some very large national businesses; and with representatives from around the World - places as far flung as India, Germany, the Philippines and Turkey.
The International Green Apple Built Environment Awards are now recognised by the United Nations - as part of their global 'Save our fragile planet for future generations' initiative.
Kays Medical is 'Golden Delicious' - Green Champion of Champions
17 July 2018
The award-winning projects, including new build commercial; conservation; and student accommodation; scooped an unbelievable *7* GREEN APPLE built environment awards on Monday, including 2 GOLD.
However, to hear our name called for an unbelievable *8th* time - for the prestigious 'GREEN CHAMPIONS' award (for the highest scoring project for Kays Medical), was the icing on the cake! CLICK for Green Organisation PRESS RELEASE
Denovo Design's mission statement is 'Designing to Make a Difference'. Integral to this is using the impact of design to maximise benefits to all! #Planet #People #Prosperity
London - We're On Our Way!
16 July 2018
Early start this morning for what promises to be a truly memorable day!
Heading to Bloomsbury for the annual 'Internaitonal Green Apple Built Environment Awards', to be held, this year, at RADA, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Denovo Design projects are nominated for a record (for us!) *7* awards!
The gradings won't be revealed until the presentation, but we are hoping our 'Green Apples' will be *Golden Delicious*!
#REALLYWILDCAKEFEST - Just Giving Page
25 June 2018
When we host charity events, people always ask if there is a Just Giving Page - so here it is!
All donations are gratefully received, whether small or large, and will go towards supporting the wonderful work of Chester Zoo.
Chester Zoo is a global conservation charity leading the way by using its expertise in the zoo, across the UK and in over 30 countries around the world.
Supporting Chester Zoo's **Act for Wildlife** with #REALLYWILDCAKEFEST
25 June 18
Denovo Design will be hosting a charity fundraiser #REALYWILDCAKEFEST on Thursday 28 June from 12.30 - 2pm. For invited guests and residents at the community hub that is Liverpool's #TEMPEST, the event will feature cake, (be rude not to!); the Yin Yan Ukulele Band; raffles for Frank the Flamingo, and a meal for two at the new Liverpool restuarant, Pollen; a free quiz; and so much more!
It promises to be a fun event, whilst also raising invaluable funds and awareness for the amazing conservation charity, Chester Zoo.
Record Number of Green Apple Built Environment Awards for Projects in 2018!
31 May 2018
Still buzzing that 3 projects that we have worked on have been recognised with 6 Green Apple Awards 2018 - for Built Environment; Archiectural Heritage and for pure aesthetics! A further award will be presented for CSR Excellence.
The daytime awards ceremony will be held in July, at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London. Here it will be announced whether the awards are Gold, Silver or Bronze!
Many congratulations to clients - Kays Medical, Mossley Hill Church and a private developer, (student accommodation), and to all involved in the schemes' delivery!
Director, Dave Duvall, Recognised in LABC Building Excellence Awards '18
27 April 2018
LABC AWARD WINNER: Director, Dave Duvall, absolutely delighted to receive news this evening that he is a winner in the LABC North West Building Excellence Awards in the category of 'Construction Professional of the Year (Non-Residential)'.
Dave has enjoyed a longstanding professional relationship with Liverpool Building Control as part of their LABC Partnering Scheme, which means that Liverpool Building Control Officers are able to provide support on schemes, regardless of UK location.
RPM Studios "Where Practice...Is Perfect"!
04 April 2018
When is a piano not a piano - when it's a sink!
Amazing creativity, not to mention #Upcycling from our clients at RPM Studios on Liverpool's Sefton Street! Just one of the many quirky yet functional pieces featuring at this new, high quality music studio due to open shortly in the City's Baltic Triangle.
The brand new rehearsal rooms are available to hire by the hour, or the month, with 24/7 access and locker storage at £2 per day. To read more or to book a viewing click on the live link above.
Kays Medical Has Caught the Eye of the LABC NW Awards Judges!
08 March 2018
Over the moon for the Client, Contractor, Design Team and all involved in our recently completed new build commercial, Kays Medical in Speke. The project is shortlisted as a finalist in the North West LABC Building Excellence Awards 2018 - in the category of 'Best Large Commercial'! Winner to be announced at Emirates Old Trafford in April!
Kays Medical are a well established Liverpool company, who in recent years have become the UK’s leading specialist Occupational Health supplier, offering a wide range of medical equipment and supplies for Occupational Health nurses and providers, nationwide.
Kays Medical 'Rocking It' in Premier Construction Magazine
28 February 2018
Our commercial project for Kays Medical - a bespoke administration block and adjoining warehouse - at Speke Estuary Commerce Park, completed at the end of 2017, is showcased (and looking magnificent!), across a 4-page spread in this month's Premier Construction Magazine.
As always close collaborative teamwork across the board was key to the successful delivery of this scheme, enabling the staff to relocate as planned mid-December, and for the new premises to be fully functional in time for the New Year.
It's Official - We've Got the Certificate From Theo!
28 February 2018
Bit of a 'drumroll' moment in the studio this morning as we officially unveiled our #SBSWinners certificate, presented last Friday by *Dragons' Den* entrepreneur, TheoPaphitis, at his #SBSEvent2018 held in Birmingham's International Convention Centre.