We make buildings that change lives – for the better
For its design for Vicarage Farm, an early Victorian building in the middle of nine acres in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hollaway Studio was tasked with the challenge of creating a substantial extension that was both timeless and sympathetic to the original vicarage, while being of a scale and design dramatic enough to sit within this grand context.
Benenden School, Centenary Hall and Music School
Situated at Benenden School, Kent, UK, and conceived as a musical instrument in its own right, every part of the design Centenary Hall, from the materials used, the detailing, as well as employing a world leading acoustician, all contribute to an environment that embodies ‘acoustic perfection.’ Hollaway Studio has created a building made to give life to music – and so to the cultural education of both Benenden’s pupils and the local community beyond.
Inland Surf Lagoon
Hollaway Studio has designed a pioneering inland surfing lagoon creating Kent’s first surfing “wave garden”, alongside a 120-bed destination spa hotel on land at former colliery, Betteshanger Country Park, near Deal SE England.
Planning Approved for Upnor Paragraph 80
Last week saw a unanimous decision at committee to grant consent for Hollaway’s paragraph 80 house at Upnor, making this the first paragraph 80 permission in the Medway district.
Vote now: F51 Shortlisted for Dezeen Awards 2022!
We are delighted to share that F51 has been shortlisted for this years Cultural and Civic Interiors category at the Dezeen Awards 2022!
Princes Parade Revealed
Hollaway Studio are pleased to reveal proposals for Princes Parade in Hythe, Kent.
Elwick Phase 2 Planning Granted
Hollaway are extremely proud to announce that Elwick Place Phase 2 has been approved unanimously at Committee.
Hollaway Studio Designs Bromptons New Global Headquarters and Factory
Hollaway Studio has designed a pioneering new global headquarters and factory in Ashford, Kent for Brompton, the UK’s largest bicycle manufacturer.
Comment & Opinion
Contemporary vernacular architecture: Unusual houses of Kent
You have to go a long way back in the timeline of humanity to find a period when humans weren’t living in homes. Researchers believe that the first homes probably began appearing around 12,000 years ago when agriculture took hold. At that point, humans went from being nomadic creatures to ones who needed to stay put in one place in order to reap the benefits of the food they were growing – and when you stick around in one place long enough, eventually, you’ll build a home.
Planning Granted for West Meadow
Hollaway studio are delighted to announce they have successfully secured planning permission for a one-off house in the countryside on behalf of T&G designer homes, who specialise in bespoke, high-quality architecture, on the site at West Meadow, St Margarets.
St Margaret’s Bay Planning Approved
Hollaway Studio has successfully secured detailed planning and listed building consent for the conversion and extension of the Grade II Listed Coast Guard Cottages in St. Margaret’s Bay in addition to the building of a further five new contemporary apartments which will complement the existing 19th century building.
Hollaway Studio X Mr Doodle
We welcomed Mr Doodle to our London Studio, where he and Guy put pen to paper to manifest our collaborative vision between artist and architect.
Mr Doodle Studio Application Submitted
We are excited to announce that the internet phenomenon and multi million pound selling global artist, Mr Doodle has commissioned Hollaway Studio to design his private artist’s studio in the grounds of his home in Tenterden, Kent.
Foxwood Gets Detailed Planning Permission
Hollaway Studio have secured detailed planning permission for the Foxwood site, an exciting, landscape-led scheme in Hythe, which seeks to manage and enhance the landscape, for our client Sunningdale House Development Ltd.
Canterbury’s Tales of England
Hollaway Studio is very excited to be the Architects for Canterbury’s Tales of England project, which aspires to transform the city’s heritage assets and to create new tourist and public destinations for the City. We’ve been working with our clients Canterbury City Council to deliver their vision for this project.
Olivia Awarded First Place for Phillip Webb Award 2019
Delighted to share that Olivia Hellman, who has been with us since 2017, has been awarded joint First Place for the Phillip Webb Award 2019 by The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings for her 5th year MArch project!
Bethany Independent School’s plans for new Performing Arts Centre
Hollaway Studio have submitted plans to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council for new and improved performing arts facilities set in the heart of Bethany Independent School.
Twickenham Studios Application Submitted
Hollaway Studio have been working on behalf of our clients The Creative District Improvement Company (TCDICo.) and Twickenham Studios London Ltd on an exciting revamp of their historic site in Richmond Upon Thames. Much of existing building fabric across the site will be refurbished, rather than replaced, sustainably enhancing the Studios capabilities, whilst new built forms and architecture cater for the much-needed additional space.
The Fisheries Wins People’s Choice Award
Excited to announce that The Fisheries has been voted for by the people of Hackney as the Winner of the ‘People’s Choice Award’ in the 2020 Hackney Design Awards.
Mulberry Hill gets Planning Approval
Hollaway Studio attains Detailed Planning Permission for two exclusive, highly sustainable dwellings located off Mulberry Hill, Chilham.
Walk in ‘THE WILD’
Whilst all architects admire and appreciate a physical model, advancements in technologies such as virtual reality beg the question – could the virtual experience supersede this? Or will there always be a place for the tangible?
Breathing Life into the Old
A milestone was reached on Tuesday evening in the steps to rescue one of Kent’s most at risk heritage buildings – the Leas Pavilion, Folkestone.
Lord of the Manor granted Detailed Planning Consent
Under a delegated decision on Tuesday 2nd September by Thanet District Council, Detailed Planning Consent was granted for a new office building outside Ramsgate.
Len House – planning approved
Len House was approved unanimously last night (Thursday, 23 July) by Maidstone Borough Council.
Clifton Slipways – planning approved
Last night (Wednesday, 22 July) Gravesham Borough Council granted planning permission for the restoration and development of the historic pier; Clifton Slipways.
Fisherman’s Dock, Poole goes to virtual public consultation
Plans are being put forward to regenerate Fisherman’s Dock, a key vantage point along Poole’s historic quay with unprecedented views looking out across the harbour, Brownsea Island and the Channel beyond. It is hoped that this will soon be taken advantage of by the proposed 228 Apartments and the 120-bed Hotel.
New Romney Community Hall – Planning approved
New Romney Community Hall was approved unanimously by Folkestone and Hythe District Council on Tuesday night.
Newtown Works gets the green light
Designs for the ambitious £250m development that is Newtown Works have been approved planning consent. The scheme puts Ashford in the limelight as a significant new player in the global streaming revolution with a mix-use development centred on the creation of TV and film production space.
Our new norms
Whether it’s because we want to believe there are dolphins in the canals of Venice or elephants are making themselves resident in a town in China, fundamentally we want to try and find the positives from any crisis.
A new public square for Len House.
Working with our Client Classicus Estates, Hollaway has submitted a detailed planning application for Grade II listed Len House – the former car showroom and workshops for successful British car manufacturer Rootes.
Keeping planning moving
Under a delegated decision by Canterbury City Council, Detailed Planning and Listed Building Consent has been granted for a farmhouse in the Kent countryside.
A world of work without bias
In these changing times it’s important to see the positives and take initiative, so this morning our Hollaway team joined purpose-led Hoxby Collective on Zoom via Microsoft Teams for a live video talk about how to think diversely and work remotely.
Small but perfectly formed
One of the smallest but perfectly formed projects the practice has undertaken, The Wine Room allows our client a dedicated space for their wine collection and responds to their understanding of how they live and socialise in their home.
Adapting to the unusual
Our amazing team in their new working environments adapting to the unusual.
Rescue plans for the dilapidated Leas Pavilion are revealed.
Design plans for the complete restoration and redevelopment of the Grade II listed Leas Pavilion, in Folkestone, have been revealed at a Public Consultation.
Planning consent for Rhodaus Town, Canterbury.
Planning Consent has been granted for 5-5a Rhodaus Town – Hollaway’s latest purpose-built student accommodation scheme in the heart of Canterbury.
Little Riseden, Etchinghill.
We have just received Planning Permission for Little Riseden, Etchinghill – a contemporary new dwelling in the North Downs AONB.
Northgate – planning approved
The Historic city of Canterbury – a UNESCO world heritage site – has awarded planning permission to our design for a development to replace the dilapidated Fiat Garage on Northgate. The scheme passed with unanimous support from the local planning committee.
Hollaway Launch party
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended our launch party last night, which celebrated the opening of our new London office, our practice re-branding and the arrival of our first published book From Now On – you all made the night hugely memorable.
Cathedral View hotel – planning approved
Medway Council has approved planning permission for our design proposals for Cathedral View Hotel – a 100 bedroom hotel with a panoramic rooftop bar and terrace in the historical Cathedral city of Rochester.
St Mary Bredin – planning approved
We are pleased to announce planning consent has now been approved at appeal for our proposed student accommodation scheme, St Mary. Bredin in Canterbury.
The Vinorium – planning approved
Proposals for a brand-new rural headquarters building for Kent-based eponymous wine merchants, The Vinorium, have been granted planning consent, overturning an Officer’s recommendation for refusal.
The Partners and Staff of Hollaway Studio wish you a Happy Christmas. We look forward to celebrating with you the opening of our new London Studio and the launch of our first book in the New Year.
New leisure facility for St Andrews Lakes, Halling
Hollaway Studio have revealed designs for a new leisure facility at St Andrews Lakes, Halling. The proposals will transform a disused chalk quarry into a spectacular watersports centre with new holiday accommodation.
Wellness centre for Hythe Imperial Hotel
Hollaway Studio have completed designs for a new spa and leisure facility at the Hythe Imperial Hotel, now submitted for planning.
Hollaway shortlisted for 2 AJ Architecture Awards
Hollaway Studio are delighted to announce that Curious Brewery and Process Gallery have been shortlisted for ‘Leisure Project’ and ‘Cultural Project’ at the AJ Architecture Awards 2019.
Paragraph 79 planning consent granted for 21st Century farmstead in Kent
Hollaway Studio has achieved a paragraph 79 planning consent for an exceptional and highly sustainable family home set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Kent Downs, which will be an exemplar of modern rural living.
Process Gallery longlisted for Dezeen Award
Out of over 4,500 entries received from 87 different countries, Process Gallery has made it onto the longlist for the Dezeen Awards, which celebrates the world’s best new architecture, interiors, and design.
Macknade at Elwick Place
Hollaway Studio have completed the interior design for Macknade, who have been confirmed as the first food and drink tenant to move into our recently completed Elwick Place scheme in Ashford.
New headquarters for wine merchants, Vinorium.
Hollaway Studio reveal designs for a new rural headquarters building for wine merchants, Vinorium. Located in Kent, the building has been designed to provide enhanced spaces for its operations and support a small but growing workforce.
Elwick Place – a beacon for Ashford’s nightlife
Elwick Place is a major leisure complex, one of Ashford’s Big 8 regeneration projects designed to stimulate the town’s economy and offset some of the recent high street decline that has been felt more widely across the UK.
Curious Brewery – a ‘modern Cathedral of brewing’
Curious Brewery is a new state of the art brewery for UK winemakers Chapel Down. Described as a ‘modern cathedral of brewing’ the project will transform the brand’s production operations, quadrupling its output, as well as creating a new visitor attraction in the Kent region, with guided tours, tastings, a shop, restaurant and bar.
Process Gallery – RIBA Award winner
We are delighted to announced that we are a South East RIBA Award winner for Process Gallery – a purpose-built gallery and bespoke studio for our Client, internationally acclaimed X-ray Artist, Nick Veasey.
Planning granted for Chatham Waterfront
Hollaway Studio are pleased to announce that planning has been approved for our mixed use waterfront scheme for Medway Council and Historic England.
Process Gallery shortlisted for RIBA Award
Hollaway Studio are delighted to announce that ‘Process Gallery’ has been shortlisted for the RIBA South East Award 2019
Planning approved – Kent Wool Growers, Ashford.
With our Client, we have secured a resolution to grant planning permission at Committee for the redevelopment of the former Kent Wool Growers site in Ashford.
Hollaway shortlisted for 2 ‘Architect of the Year’ Awards
We are delighted to annouce that Hollaway Studio has been selected as a finalist in the ‘Small Project Architect of the Year’ and ‘Retail and Leisure Architect of the Year’ categories at the BD Architect of the Year Awards 2019.
Chapel Down ‘Gin Works’
Hollaway Studio are delighted to announce the recent opening of ‘Gin Works’ – a new experiential bar, restaurant and micro-distillery for Britain’s leading winemakers Chapel Down.
‘F51’ – time-lapse progress at Folkestone’s multi-storey skatepark.
As we move into 2019 and anticipation rises for the delivery of the world’s first multi-storey Skatepark in Folkestone, ‘F51’ for Shepway Sports Trust, we’d like to share with you a time-lapse video which has captured last year’s progress on site.
Elwick Place opens
Hollaway Studio are delighted to see Ashford’s Picturehouse cinema at Elwick Place open before Christmas, on time and on budget! A big ‘Thank You’ to our Client Gary at Stanhope PLC & Ashford Borough Council.
Happy Christmas from GHA
From the whole team at Guy Hollaway Architects we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!
‘Deer House’ granted Full Planning Consent
Hollaway Studio are delighted to announce that ‘Deer House’ has been granted Full Planning Consent by Ashford Borough Council under delegated powers.
Vicarage Farm sites on site
Hollaway Studio are pleased to announce the commencement of work on site at Vicarage Farm.
Curious Brewery topping out
Yesterday saw the ‘Topping’ of the NEW Curious Brewery in Ashford as the highest piece of the steel structure was secured into place.
The Cottage – winner of the George Clarke Medal
Hollaway Studio are delighted to have been announced Winner of the George Clarke Medal for ‘The Cottage’.
Process Gallery for Nick Veasey
Guy Hollaway Architects are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Process Gallery’ – a purpose-built gallery and bespoke studio for our Client, internationally acclaimed X-ray Artist, Nick Veasey.
The Cottage – winner of The Sunday Times British Home Awards
We are honoured to have been declared winners at this years’ Sunday Times British Homes Awards for The Cottage.
6 shortlisted for Kent Design Awards 2018
We are delighted to announce that Hollaway Studio has received 6 shortlisted nominations for the Kent Design and Development Awards 2018.
Angley Stud – equestrian property gets planning
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has voted unanimously to grant planning permission for Hollaway Studio’s proposal for ‘Angley Stud’ – a dwelling and equestrian facilities which will create a national centre of excellence for the training and husbandry of top-flight dressage horses.
Elwick Place – moving towards completion
Hollaway Studio are delighted to announce that Elwick Place is taking an exciting step towards completion as the striking curved gold woven mesh cladding is now being fixed to the façade, at what is to be the new Picturehouse cinema for Ashford.
Chatham Maritime Trust – Planning Consent approved
Following last night’s Planning Committee meeting at Medway Council, Hollaway Studio are pleased to announce that Detailed Planning Consent has now been granted for our competition-winning designs for a new Water Sports Centre and a new Estates Office for our Client – Chatham Maritime Trust.
Kent Wool Growers – ‘Open to the public’ by Alex Chinneck
British Artist and Sculptor, Alex Chinneck, renowned for his melting houses and floating buildings across the UK, which have earned him a reputation as a master of urban illusion, walking a fine line between Architecture and Sculpture, has turned a disused building at the Kent Wool Growers site in Ashford, into a temporary giant zip.
Guy Hollaway Architects shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Award
We are delighted to announce that ‘The Cottage’ has been shortlisted for an AJ Retrofit Award 2018
Benenden School – Detailed Planning approved
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s Planning Committee has granted permission for Hollaway Studio’s new School Hall and Music Hall at Benenden School.
Whiffens Avenue, Chatham
We have successfully presented our scheme for Whiffens Avenue, Chatham, in Public and Committee Members Consultation.
F51 in construction
This week saw our London and Kent studios join together for a construction progress tour on site at ‘F51’ – the Urban Sports Park in Folkestone.
A new hotel for Margate – approval granted
We have successfully obtained, under delegated powers, the approval of planning permission for the ‘Horses Corner’ Hotel in Margate – a seven-storey, 117 bed boutique hotel, benefitting from spectacular seafront views.
GHA VS MLM
Last night saw GHA Rampage take on MLM Ashford in a 7-a-side friendly at our home ground, Three Hills Sports Park in Folkestone.
Manor Barn, Kent
‘Manor Barn’ is a replacement dwelling located in rural Kent for our Client, Quinn Estates. The conceptual approach to the design was to create a contemporary interpretation of a traditional farmstead, exhibiting purity of form.
Chatham Maritime estate office – planning submitted
We have recently submitted a Detailed Planning Application for our competition-winning design for a new Estate Office for our client – the Chatham Maritime Trust.
Concrete ‘x-ray’ chamber in construction
We are delighted to share with you the new construction images of the formation of the tapered concrete chamber, at what is to be an inquisitive new Artist Studio for internationally acclaimed X-ray Artist Nick Veasey.
A new sports pavilion for New Romney
Last week saw our proposal for a new Sports Pavilion in New Romney go to Public Consultation.
GHA London run Hackney half-marathon
This weekend saw our London studio make their way 13.1 miles through the vibrant city streets of East London in participation of the Hackney Half Marathon 2018.
Sydenham’s Timber Yard – planning consent granted in Poole
Last night saw our exciting scheme at the Sydenham’s Timber Yard in Poole presented to committee, following months of consultation with the Local Authority – we are delighted to announce that the mixed-use scheme received unanimous approval from the Committee.
‘Architectural devices’ exhibition at Palamon Court
Yesterday saw Hollaway Studio open the ‘Architectural Devices’ exhibition at Palamon Court – our recently completed, and RIBA Award shortlisted, luxury student accommodation scheme in Canterbury.
Work’s rolling at Folkestone’s skatepark
We are extremely excited to see the concrete skate bowls take shape at what is to be Folkestone’s multi-storey Skate Park.
Flippin’ out in Ashford
Deadlines, competition bids and work schedules aside yesterday saw our Kent studios drop pens and head over to Flip Out in Ashford, the UK’s leading Trampoline Park, for some healthy and unadulterated fun.
Brew, Work, Play
We are delighted to see the commencement of initial site works on what will be a new cutting edge brewery in the heart of Ashford in Kent.
Championing women in Architecture
With gender equality in the news this week, and companies with over 250 employees having to report their gender pay gap, two of our senior female employees, Danka and Michelle, headed up a lively conversation this morning to discuss the Practice’s statistics and thoughts on this current topic.