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Welcome to this month's ADG Newsletter

This month's newsletter includes articles on the newly completed Peninsula Dental School in Exeter, a residential scheme in Cornwall for Coastline Housing and Launceston Medical Centre. If you require any further information or would like to give us feedback, please email Anne Marshall at or call the office on 01752 388 888.

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"Promoting modern, faster and greener builds..." - South Trelawny Plymouth wins at the National Insulated Render & Cladding Awards in London!

Exeter Peninsula Dental School is handed over to the client...

The Veysey building was an office building previously occupied by Exeter University. The project was to adapt and refurbish the Veysey building for The Peninsula Dental School Enterprise to replace and enhance their facilities currently provided at the Heavitree site.

The starting point in the design process for the refurbishment of the building was to provide the required Dental Training facility based on the Peninsula Dental School (North) project in Plymouth. This multi-chair cluster layout and zoned approach to spatial arrangement seen within the Derriford facility was proposed by the end user Stakeholders as the benchmark for the Veysey building.

The project was completed in October.

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New residential scheme for Coastline Housing...

ADG has designed a new residential scheme for Coastline Housing on a former quarry site in Helston, Cornwall.

The proposed three-storey building comprises 22 one and two bedroom affordable apartments, all of which are Lifetime Homes compliant. A key element of the scheme is the provision of a communal lounge and garden, which will help promote interaction between residents and a sense of community within the development.

The existing site topography includes steep banks around the perimeter with numerous mature trees on the boundaries. These features contribute to making the site feel enclosed and secluded, ideally suited to the proposed building use.

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Refurbishment works for Launceston Medical Centre in for planning...

The existing Medical Centre is currently the home to 10 General Practitioners and support medical and clerical staff, as well as housing a dispensary. Currently in for planning to seek approval for part refurbishment of the existing building and an extension to the main reception/waiting area and the erection of a two-story extension to the rear

The total completed project will comprise a total gross internal floor area of 1306m2 i.e. the existing ground and first floor accommodation at 670sqm and the proposed extensions totaling 636sqm. The external works entail the creation of a southerly link access to the parking areas adjacent to the main extension and a new exit onto the easterly link road to Launceston General Hospital.

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Key appointments drive Plymouth architects onto national stage...

ADG has promoted two of its rising stars to its senior team with Bob McDonald becoming an Associate Director whilst Dale Beeson is now an Associate Architect.

Bob joined ADG in 1999 after working in his native Belfast and in Glasgow and has helped to design a training facility for the Royal Yachting Association which was used by athletes training for the 2012 Olympics. He was also lead architect on the Azure development, next to the former Grand Hotel, on Plymouth Hoe.

Dale grew up in Saltash and achieved his full architect qualifications with RIBA (the Royal Institute of British Architects) last year, having worked for ADG since 1997. Based in Exeter, he plays a key role in winning clients including the University of Exeter and Exeter Mathematics School. Dale has forged a specialism in sustainable buildings, and created designs for The Village at Watergate Bay.

Read the full article here.

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Dan's grand designs...

Dan graduated from his Diploma in Architecture at Plymouth University in 2007 and moved to London to work in a large commercial practice. There he gained experience in large scale residential, commercial, and mixed use development projects.

In 2010 he moved back to Devon with his wife for a better quality of life and to try to gain more practical experience in construction and joined ADG 6 months ago. He previously worked at renowned smaller local practices on projects such as the award winning ‘Stairway to Devon’ at Royal William Yard, Plymouth. For the last few years, he has gained in-depth experience designing, detailing and project managing luxury one-off private houses and developments throughout Devon and Cornwall and now brings his expertise to ADG.

Dan qualified as an Architect at Bath University in 2013. He has a passion for the conservation, care and re-use of historic buildings, excellent design skills and has a long-standing interest in the development and application of sustainable technologies and materials. He is committed to achieving high quality design while remaining grounded within a realistic design ethos and budget.

Dan has just finished a 5 year extensive renovation of his house in Plymouth, having undertaken the majority of the work himself completely gutting the interior, replumbing, rewiring and fully insulating the property. Dan is now looking forward to not doing DIY (well for a bit anyway), gardening and enjoying walks on the moor and beaches.

So... if you are considering your own grand design please give us a call.

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'Stairway to Devon' - Gillespie Yunnie Architects
Photo Credit: Richard Downer Photography

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New branding for South West care homes...

Adgective is pleased to have teamed up with Glen King PR & Marketing to create a new fresh brand for a South West care home client. Southern Shore Care has four care homes in Devon, providing general, nursing and residential care, together with respite, holiday and post operative care.

After an intial briefing meeting, Adgective created a set of concept designs for the client and after disussions with Glen King and Southern Shore Care, a final design was chosen which incorporates visions of coastal retreats using warm colours which reflects the locations and care offered by each of the four care homes.

Banners, media packs and stationery was also designed and printed, on time and on budget, ready for a conference the client was hosting. A website will be designed and launched over the following months.

Southern Shore Care

New marketing material for a leading training business...

POD Training & Consultancy manages workplace risk with reassurance that complies with current health and safety legislation. POD Training aims to provide workplace development and training for businesses and personal skills.

Adgective met POD Training through a Tavistock Chamber breakfast meeting where the discussion came up about providing a new range of training handouts that can be put into a branded oversized folder. Adgective was commissioned to create the artwork based on their existing branding for the folder and handouts and then created new business stationery, pull up banners and training certificates.

POD Training & Consultancy
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