Exemplary approach to passive design and long-term sustainability. Temple Complex by James Gorst Architects

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Landscape Designer.- McWilliam Studio.
Structural Engineer.- Eckersley O’Callaghan.
Timber Frame.- Pacegrade.
M&E Consultant.- Skelly & Couch.
Quantity Surveyor.- Jackson Coles.
Project Manager.- Jackson Coles.
CDM Advisor.- Jackson Coles.
Acoustic Consultants.- Theatre Projects.
Planning Consultants.- Dowsett Mayhew.
The White Eagle Lodge.
General contractor
Beard Construction.
GIA (Gross Internal Area).- 555m².
Start on-site.- Spring 2020.
Liss, Hampshire, UK.

James Gorst. James Gorst Architects

James Gorst Architects was established in 1981 and for over forty years they have collaborated with their clients to realise their architectural ambitions as they change over the course of a lifetime. They provide a uniquely tailored architectural service encompassing all of your properties from listed townhouses and apartments in the world’s capitals to large, contemporary residences in the British countryside and beyond.

Their considerable experience in gaining planning permissions and consents for challenging sites has allowed them to produce some of the largest new residences in the United Kingdom alongside the refurbishment of the Royal Exchange in the City of London and the construction of a new Orthodox chapel on the island of Mykonos, Greece. Through these exciting projects, they have earned a reputation for sensitive and highly crafted work, which is technically sophisticated and rigorously detailed. They rely on a trusted network of professionals and craftsmen to deliver the highest quality of workmanship.

They have an established reputation in the world of furniture and interior design and they regularly collaborate with artists and textile designers. In their view, a sensitive approach towards the subtle intimacies of the interior is as important as the ability to handle the challenge of architectural form. Their approach is to build a close relationship of trust and collaboration with you as their client to produce award-winning architecture and interiors.


    2019 – RIBA National Award Winner – Hannington Farm
    2017 – BD Architect of the Year Award
    2016 – RIBA National Award Winner – Fulford Farm
    2015 – AJ Small Projects Finalist – Greek Chapel
    2014 – RIBA Suffolk Craftsmanship Award – Hurworth House
    2014 – RIBA Award – Brick House
    2014 – Manser Medal Longlist – Brick House
    2010 – Manser Medal Shortlist – Leaf House
    2010 – RIBA Award – Leaf House
    2004 – Manser Medal Shortlist – Wakelins
    2004 – RIBA Award – Wakelins
    2003 – Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Whithurst Lodge
    2002 – RIBA Award – Whithurst Lodge
    1997 – Civic Trust Award – Glebe Place
    1988 – Civic Trust Award – Gibson Square



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