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June 2017 *** New recruit ***
Aimi Barnes

We are pleased to welcome Calvin Buxton to our team. Calvin is Currently studying and enjoying first-year Architectural Design Technology at Wrexham Glyndwr University and is looking to further develop his skills in the Architectural field.


April 2017 *** New recruit ***
Aimi Barnes

We are pleased to welcome Aimi Barnes to our team. Aimi is currently studying a BSC Hons Architectural Design Degree at Wrexham Glyndwr University and will bring further Revit and BIM experience into the practice.


March 2017
*** Job Alert ***

Technician and Graduate Architect required

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Architectural Technologist fully conversant with AutoCad LT and Revit and with a sound grasp of Buildability and CDM. The ideal candidate would also have good IT knowledge as this will also form part of the role.

We are also seeking a Part II or Part III Graduate Architect with good all-round experience and excellent visualization skills.

If you are interested in either role please send your CV to rachel.brockhurst@tnw-architecture.co.uk and we will respond directly.


February 2017

Construction is progressing well at Trepassey Residential Care Home despite the bad weather. The timber frame is nearing completion and over the coming weeks we will see a substantial change in the development as the building starts to present it's finished appearance.


October 2016

We are delighted to have secured planning approval for St Mary's Handbridge Centre on behalf of St Mary's Without - the - Walls PCC. Now working towards anticipated construction in spring 2017.


September 2016

The debate rages again about the future of Chester's Roman Amphitheatre... more


August 2016
TNW Team on Chester Theatre visit

On Thursday 4th August we invited friends from Thornton-Firkin to join our team for a guided tour round Chester’s emerging new theatre and cultural centre to be known as ‘Storyhouse’. Our guides were John Tweed (who is the heritage adviser for the contractor-led project) and Chris Hagan from the Kier management team.

The theatre is due to be fully operational by next summer. Designed by Bennetts Associates (of RSC Stratford fame) it will be one of the most advanced and flexible performance spaces in the UK. The auditorium is designed to be able to completely change its spatial geometry from an 850 seat traditional stage behind a proscenium arch to an intimate 500 seat thrust or semi theatre-in-the-round format. The aim is for these formats to alternate with the seasons, allowing for major touring companies to stage ambitious programmes in the summer and for the Storyhouse team to present a contrasting programme of more intimate and engaging theatre on the thrust stage in the winter season.


May 2016
Carden Arms Tilston

The Carden Arms, Tilston - Planning and Listed Building permissions have been granted for a major refurbishment and extension of the Carden Arms at Tilston. A phased programme of work will start very soon to allow the inn to take it's place again at the heart of village life.

Axonometric Site View

Bowes Gate Road, Bunbury - After a protracted planning process, we are very pleased that our scheme in Bunbury for the Rural Housing Trust has finally been approved. It consists of eight shared ownership and affordable rent cottages and three open-market contemporary eco-homes in a delightful sylvan setting beside the River Gowy.


January 2016
Nags Head Street View

Work is nearing completion at The Gateway, Farndon, former site of the Nags Head Public House. The pub has been converted to commercial use with apartments to the rear. The existing barns on the site have been renovated and land used to create 3 mews properties and street level shops along with new build properties.

Contracts Manager Steve Simmons of F Parkinson Ltd gave a guided tour and talk on the 20th January 2016 to children of the school council at The Arches Community School, Blacon, about our two classroom and group room extension project, currently under construction.


November 2015

The 2015 five-yearly awards were announced at a presentation in the Cathedral on 26th November. We were very pleased to receive a commendation in the Commercial New Build Category for office extensions at Woodhouse Farm, Aldford for Grosvenor Estates.

The premier award in the category went to Aukett Fitzroy Robinson for the Marks & Spencer store at Cheshire Oaks.


October 2015

The Carden Arms, Tilston - A planning application has been lodged for the complete renovation and re-ordering of this highly visible Grade II listed rural village inn. The hostelry has been a very important part of village life for nearly two centuries but in recent times has suffered somewhat from lack of upkeep. However, it has been purchased from the brewery by our client, Didy Morgan who lives nearby and is passionate about good traditional food and the importance of keeping the pub playing its part at the heart of the community.

Our brief has been to bring redundant spaces back into full use, radically improve circulation and breathe some new life into darker corners but at the same time to preserve and enhance the core heritage features.

We joined Didy in presenting the scheme to the community at a special public participation meeting of the parish Council in the village hall. There was lots of interest and positive feedback. At the end the PC passed a motion to ‘strongly support’ the application.

We have learnt with pleasure and anticipation that our Woodhouse Farm commercial office scheme at Aldford near Eaton Hall, the home of the Duke of Westminster, has achieved recognition in the 2015 Cheshire West and Chester Council five-yearly awards for Design and Conservation. We are looking forward to the awards ceremony on 26th November in Chester Cathedral.

The brief for the scheme required us to provide state-of-the-art modern office accommodation but in a building which would sit comfortably in an extremely sensitive location as part of a 19th century model farm and adjoining a Grade 1 Scheduled Monument (a moated castle site).


September 2015 Staff change

We are very pleased to announce that Rob Griffin has joined the management team as an Associate. Rob has been with the team for five years and has brought considerable skill and experience to our work in housing, education and commercial development.


August 2015 The Great Siege of Chester

On the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday nearly one thousand members of The Sealed Knot advanced on the Eastgate in Chester and demanded entry to re-enact the ending of one of the most fiercely defended sieges of the English Civil Wars. Temporary gates were held in place by loyalist citizens but capitulation was in the end inevitable.

(John Tweed is the architect advising on the design and installation of the new gates which, it is hoped, will receive planning approval next year and be installed in time to commemorate HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee and her 90th birthday in 2016).


February 2015  

Along with twenty other representatives from local government, the housing industry, academia and the environmental professions in the Northwest, John Tweed was invited by the Town and Country Planning Association to attend a round table event in Manchester on 9th Feb to discuss the future of planning and place making. more

TNW have produced a new leaflet showcasing our recent work in designing housing for high dependency needs in the social and elderly care sectors. Click here for link.

We are pleased to announce that planning approval has been granted for a 2 Class extension at Offley Primary School. The proposed work is expected to start on site late March.


January 2015 Social media

We have further expanded our social media prescence and joined up to Google Plus. You will find us at:
plus.google.com/+Tnw-architectureCoUk


September 2014 Chester's new theatre

The design of Chester’s new £37,000,000 cultural centre has just received planning approval from Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The scheme includes a state-of-the-art flexible auditorium in which the form will change completely, alternating every six months between a traditional proscenium stage arrangement serving touring companies and theatre-in-the-round for the local theatre company productions.

The scheme designed by Bennetts Associates of RSC Stratford fame and EWA as delivery architects, also involves insertion of library and small-screen cinema in the existing Grade II Odeon building. Kier Construction are managing the design stages and will deliver the whole project. Work is due to start in the early Spring of 2015 and is expected to open for Christmas 2016.

(John Tweed is the architectural heritage advisor in the Kier team for the planning stages of the project)


June 2014  

Planning approval has been granted for Trepassey Residential Care Home, Wirral. The scheme will enable substantial expansion and refurbishment of the existing accommodation, upgrading and improving the home.


May 2013  

TNW's latest Educational Projects Booklet is now available to download. Find out more about our history of delivering quality buildings to the public sector. Click here for link.

A year ago today the Cross Laminated Timber Frame arrived at Chester Blue Coat PS, and it looked just like our model!

We are pleased to report that Practical Completion has been achieved at Sound and District Primary School... more

We seem to have created a Martian landscape at Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School! Site clearance and formation of the MUGA.


March 2013  

TNW's new Reading Recovery Room has assisted Leighton Primary School's position as the 'Every Child a Reader' centre for Cheshire East.


February 2013  

Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School features in the Chester Chronicle.

Timber and Sustainable Building magazine showcase the use of cross laminated timber (CLT) at our most recent project,Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School


September 2012  

Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School - The coloured Trespa panel fixed externally are designed to identify the different rooms and functions within the school.


August 2012  

Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School - The CLT construction enables concurrent work on both the external envelope and internal services and finishes.


June 2012  

Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School - Six weeks later the whole School is nearly in place, with only the roof panels left to crane into position. The external brick envelope is progressing well in parallel with frame erection.


May 2012  

Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School - The cross laminated timber (CLT) frame arrives from Austria and starts to fly up. The entire two storey school (CLT) superstructure will be in place by July.


March 2012  

Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School - We say goodbye to the School's existing playing field as the ground works commence for the new School building. Well despite heavy rain.


February 2012  

Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School - Representatives from Chester Diocesan Board of Education, CWaC, Tweed Nuttall Warburton, Bardsley Construction Ltd and staff pupils and governors of Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School attend the ground breaking ceremony for the new school build blessed by Father Robert Clack.