By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.

Close

Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Close

SMC Alsop gets first taste of success at Orangery - images

SMC Alsop, the firm created last month when Stuart McColl's SMC Group took over Alsop Design, has won planning permission for this extension to Wakefield's Grade II*-listed Orangery.

The approval, granted this week, represents the first major success for the new office. The scheme, when complete, will feature a new glazed pavilion, which will be a 'creative centre for the built environment'.

Backed by both CABE and Arts Council England, the project will also provide conference facilities.

The Orangery - which in the past 300 years has acted as a school, a bathhouse, a burial site and a zoological garden - is at the centre of a site set around the city's railway station that is earmarked for regeneration.

Also this week, SMC Alsop was shortlisted in the international competition for a 'Garden Ring City' in Singapore.

by Ed Dorrell

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters