Gale & Snowden Architects Ltd

 
Address   Gale & Snowden Architects Ltd
18 Market Place
BIDEFORD
Devon
EX39 2DR
United Kingdom: England 
 
   01237 474952   
Email   info@ecodesign.co.uk  
Website   www.ecodesign.co.uk 
Contact   Mr David John Gale 

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1: Project NameOak Meadow Sustainable Housing
Dates: 2003 - 2005
Location: South Molton 
Gross Area: 1 000 to 1 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - General
 
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Key Services:
Ecological Architecture,  Energy / Environmental Expertise,  Full Architectural Service,  Sustainable Design
 
Awards:
Best Sustainable Development Award 2005 - Building Magazine
Best Social Housing Development - National Homebuilder
Best Sustainable Development - WestCountry New Homes Awards
Green Apple for Sustainability National Champion Award
Best 2 Bedroom House - WestCountry New Homes Awards
Sustainable Construction Award - Environmental DEBI Award
Description:
An eco-friendly neighbourhood of 35 homes for the rented sector has become the single most prolific award winner in the Gale and Snowden portfolio. Oak Meadow at South Molton, Devon which was designed to become a template for wider application elsewhere. It has been recognised as the best sustainable housing of its kind in the country and was awarded for the best social housing project in the country 2005 – a view shared by residents. Light and airy modern design is linked to sustainability features such as careful orientation to harness solar gain, local sourcing of materials, outstanding levels of insulation, air tightness, high performance triple glazing, high levels of thermal mass, energy efficiency, and external landscape design to high ecological standards. There are also cool larders that use the cool temperature of the earth to form pantries to keep food fresh and reduce the need for large fridges. These buildings have been designed to not need space heating unless the temperature outside drops to below -3 degrees C, the occupants and their appliances heating the buildings. The building designs have been based on the Gale & Snowden philosopy of taking the best from both modern and traditonal design to reduce the need for energy and water. The buildings have also been designed to be healthy both for the occupants and the environment. In addition, the low running costs show how economic ‘green’ developments can be.
 
2: Project NameWoolsery Sports and Community Centre
Dates: 1999 - 2001
Location: Woolfardisworthy 
Gross Area: 500 to 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Culture & Entertainment - Community Centres
 
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Description:
This is a new-build sports and community hall complex. The building is designed to be energy efficient and ecologically friendly. Its features include superinsulation, the use of sustainable non-toxic materials, and a rainwater collection system. The contract value was around £850,000. Funding was from the local authority, the Sports Lottery, the Football Association and the Community Council of Devon.
 
3: Project NameTorrington Infants School & Early Years Centre
Dates: 2003 - 2005
Location: Great Torrington 
Gross Area: 1 000 to 1 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Community Participation,  Education - Nursery Education,  Education - Primary Education,  Education - Training Centres,  Landscaping - General
 
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Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Community Development,  Contract Administration,  Ecological Architecture,  Energy / Environmental Expertise,  Full Architectural Service,  Furniture Design,  Interior Design,  Landscape Design,  Production Information,  Sustainable Design
 
Description:
Part of the community’s vision for the future of Torrington, this new-build infants school is for up to 240 pupils. The vision includes an early years centre, the relocation of the infants school and the upgrading of the junior school, all on to a single campus. For the infants school, sustainability and low energy requirements were core elements of the brief. The contract value was £2.8million.
 
4: Project NameGenesis Project
Dates: 1997 - 2000
Location: Torrington 
Gross Area: 1 000 to 1 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Community Participation,  Conservation - Georgian Buildings,  Culture & Entertainment - Libraries,  Culture & Entertainment - Museums,  Mixed Use Projects
 
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Key Services:
Ecological Architecture,  Energy / Environmental Expertise,  Full Architectural Service,  Interior Design,  Listed Building Advice,  Refurbishment
 
Description:
This is a broad-scope community centre that includes a museum, public library, telecentre, crèche, tourist information centre and offices. The brief required the sensitive, environment-friendly refurbishment of a Grade 2 listed building and its outhouses in a way that fully met the need for its conservation and equally reflected the requirements of its future users. The contract value was around £800,000.
 
5: Project NameGreat Torrington School and Sports College
Dates: 2006 - 2000
Location: Torrington 
Gross Area: 1 000 to 1 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Education - Secondary Education
 
Key Services:
Ecological Architecture,  Energy / Environmental Expertise,  Full Architectural Service,  Interior Design,  Sustainable Design
 
Description:
New sustainable development for drama, art and humanities to existing college.
 
6: Project NameGabriel House sustainable refurbishment
Dates: 2005 - 2000
Location: Exeter 
Gross Area: 1 000 to 1 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Community Participation,  Houses and Housing - Sheltered Housing
 
Key Services:
Ecological Architecture,  Energy / Environmental Expertise,  Full Architectural Service,  Sustainable Design
 
Description:
Ecological refurbishment of 40 bed mens hostel in the centre of Exeter City.
 
7: Project NameEcological Building Centre, Construction Resource
Dates: 1995 - 1998
Location: London 
Gross Area: 2 000 to 4 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Retail - General
 
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Description:
The UK's first Ecological Building Centre. Interior fit-out of a disused three storey warehouse. Interior refurbishment and exhibition design, including: individual ecological exhibits, full size construction mock ups of ecological constructions, display furniture, feature staircase, counter and specialist joiner etc. Incorporation of leading edge green technology into building. Consturction value: Approximately £500,000.
 
8: Project NameRoyal Albert Memorial Museum Collection Store
Dates: 2005 - 2000
Location: Exeter 
Gross Area: 1 000 to 1 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Culture & Entertainment - Museums
 
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Key Services:
Ecological Architecture,  Energy / Environmental Expertise,  Full Architectural Service,  Sustainable Design
 
Description:
New collection store for the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter. Ecological passive design approach using thermal mass to stabalize internal temperature and humidity for the collections. This approach has shown that internal stabilty can be achieved with minimal M&E plant and energy use. Savings of £450,000 for M&E plant capital costs and £30,000 / year running costs as compared to full air conditioning approach.
 
9: Project NameLynton Library
Dates: 1997 - 2000
Location: Lynton 
Gross Area: 500 to 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Culture & Entertainment - Libraries
 
Description:
Conversion and alteration of existing market buildings in Conservation Area to a community Tele-Centre & Library.