Another busy month for the Studio as the Teams undertakes existing and new commission across a range of sectors.
We have seen the completion of Acklam hall into a luxury new centre with restaurant and fine dining, business centre and wedding venue.
Kings Priory School now has a fantastic new Sixth form facility to enhance the successful teaching at the Academy.
We were interested in the news to read about the initiative by the NHS for ‘healthy New towns ‘ of which 10 across the country have been picked.
Mr Stevens points to the worrying statistics
The Building Research Establishment has published a report on the cost of poor quality housing to the NHS. It estimates that the 3.5m homes in England that have serious hazards such as damp and pests has led to health problems that cost the NHS at least £1.4bn every year.
• Today only 21 per cent of children play outdoors, compared to 71 per cent of their parents when they were children, Design Council figures show.
• A Design Council guide also estimates that a quarter of British adults now walk for less than nine minutes a day.
The aim is to encourage a healthier lifestyle and reduce the obesity issues in society. We back this campaign in both social and design aspirations.
So at HL we are taking up the challenge and our staff have signed up to the County Durham health campaign with pedometers to monitor the amount of steps. We will let you know how the competition gets on !

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