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Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

The Team at West Waddy wish all our clients and colleagues a peaceful Christmas and we look forward to an exciting and prosperous New Year.

The one that got away… but the journey is as important as the product.

In architecture you don’t always get to see your dreams realised and sometimes the project you put the most passion into… is ‘the one that got away’. The design for a replacement dwelling at the site of Tetsworth Barn is a prime example. After traversing an immensely challenging town planning  journey to secure permission for an ambitious and aspirational design, the site was sold with the permission to a new owner, and sadly our involvement…

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Inclusivity, accessibility & equity in the design of post Covid-19 housing – A Round Table Discussion

This afternoon we hosted a virtual Round-Table event on the subject of ‘Inclusivity, accessibility & equity in the design of post Covid-19 housing’. Attended by a number of housing associations, charities, and stakeholder representatives, the discussion covered many of the common design challenges facing the sector. Hosted jointly by West Waddy and Archadia, the meeting was chaired by Architect and academic Ralph Saull, with presentations by Architect Kathryn Gundry and Urban Design Associate Johnathan Headland….

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Seeking a passionate place-maker to join our team as Director of Planning

We are seeking a Director of Planning to join our established town planning and architectural  team operating across the South East of England.  The role will cover both our offices in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and Hampton, Middlesex. We have a broad client base and an enviable reputation as a multi disciplinary practice.  This is an outstanding opportunity for an outgoing, confident and creative individual to develop their career and help shape the future direction of the…

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Watch on catchup – Philip Waddy speaking at the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Yesterday afternoon, representatives of the RIBA, RTPI, RICS, and ADPEPT gave their reflections and criticisms of the Planning White Paper at the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee.  Boris Johnson may have tried to steal the nations interest by announcing new Coronavirus measures just as the meeting began, however a recording of the discussion is available on the Parliament TV player for you to catch up on via the following link: The wide ranging…

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