Surface Design Awards

Acute Intervention is a finalist in the Surface Design Awards. Shortlisted in the Housing Exterior Surface category, for its arresting design and use of Kebony wood, a sustainable material that starts off a rich brown colour and turns a natural silver-grey patina after exposure to sun and rain.

The awards recognise progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects in the UK and internationally. Winners will be announced on 8 February 2018 at the Surface Design Award ceremony in Central London.

Blue wins Small Employer of the Year

We’re excited to announce that yesterday, Blue Engineering won Small Employer of the Year for London and the South East in the 2017 National Apprenticeship Awards.

The National Apprenticeship Awards recognise excellent businesses that grow their own talent with apprenticeships. Blue was shortlisted among 800 entries nationwide and took home the award for Small Employer of the Year at the Regional Award ceremony at St Paul’s. Blue will now be automatically in the running for the National Awards, which take place in January 2018, so watch this space!


Wood Awards – Celebrating outstanding design and craftsmanship

Unique staircases are a prominent feature in our portfolio. They present an opportunity for us to marry aesthetics and engineering to create stunning design statements.

We’re delighted that one of our most recent staircases, designed for a private residential development by Borheh Architects, has been shortlisted in the Wood Awards, which recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood.

Stay tuned for the results, which will be announced in November.

London Construction Awards

Following its success in the Walthamstow Design Awards, the Science Lab, which we worked on with Made with Volume, has been shortlisted in the London Construction Awards for Best Architectural Design of the Year.

This house has a rich history. It started life as a school canteen, science laboratory and art department. It was then used as a recording studio for East 17’s Walthamstow album demo and for Run DMC, and in the nineties became a regular rave venue. Today, the Science Lab has been converted into a beautiful family home and a new architectural landmark for Walthamstow.


British Homes Awards Shortlist

We’re thrilled to be on the shortlist for the Sunday Times British Homes Awards in the Home Transformation of the Year category, for our residential project ‘Acute Intervention’ with David Stanley Architects.

The British Homes Awards ‘recognise the talent, effort and innovation of architects, designers… working across the residential property sector today. They celebrate the quality of the homes and communities being created in the UK, showcasing the best in design.’

Stay tuned… the winners will be announced in September.

Winner RIBA National Awards

Following its success in the RIBA London Awards and RIBA Regional Small Project of the year Awards, we’re thrilled to announce that No.49, which we worked on with 31/44 Architects, has scooped up a RIBA National Award!

The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture.

Building Excellence

The LABC Building Excellence Awards is an annual programme run by the body for Local Authority Building Control, which recognises excellence and quality in all types of building projects.

We have been shortlisted every year since Blue’s inception and are delighted to have been Highly Commended again for Best Extension or Alteration to an existing home for our project in Herne Hill with KN Designs.

Thanks to Jack and Charlie for representing the team at the awards ceremony, which took place at London’s imposing Guildhall.

Winner RIBA London Awards

Exciting news this morning that we’ve won not one, but two RIBA Awards for No. 49, designed by 31/44 Architects. This new build family home in South London has received a RIBA London Award 2017 and Regional Small Project of the Year 2017 Award.

Judges noted ‘this house was outstanding’ and ‘makes a significant and appropriate urban contribution by providing a clear edge and identity to this […] street, which was previously lacking in definition’.

A huge congrats to all involved! These accolades are testament to the true spirit of partnership and collaboration that has been at the heart of this project.

Photo by Anna Stathaki

Waltham Forest Design Awards

Congratulations to Made with Volume on being commended for The Science Lab in the 2017 Waltham Forest Design Awards. This was a project we really enjoyed working on and it’s great to see it get the recognition it deserves.

The Science Lab was commended for most creative building reuse. The building started life as a school canteen, science laboratory and art department. It then had an incarnation as a recording complex, was a regular rave venue in the early noughties and has now been transformed into a spacious family home filled with light.