RIBA Part 1& 2 Vacancies – Immediate Start


RIBA PART 1 VACANCY – June/July 2017

Lyster Grillet & Harding Ltd is a busy Cambridge based practice specialising in Education building design.

We are interested in hearing from bright, talented, confident and energetic part 1 architectural students looking for excellent experience on a number of new Education projects the practice has recently secured. In particular we would like to hear from students who currently need a placement and may be immediately available.

We are a medium sized practice with a passion for high quality design. Our young, friendly and approachable team provides a great basis for new designers looking to pursue their professional qualifications in an industrious, supportive yet informal work environment. Due to our size and nature of our work we offer a very full and well-rounded experience for our students. A high degree of responsibility and the opportunity to learn is available for those wanting to take it.

Applicants should preferably have experience in operating ‘Mac’ based Vectorworks upon which the practice’s drawing package is based.

If you feel you have the above qualities and are prepared for a challenge we would like to hear from you. Please forward your CV via email
to admin@lgharchitects.com to arrange an interview. Please also visit our website at www.lgharchitects.com to view our extensive portfolio.


EFA Condition Improvement Fund 2016/17 Announcement


The Condition Improvement Fund 2016 to 2017 outcome list of schools was announced last week by the EFA. Funding of over £435 million has been announced for 1,276 projects across 1,030 Academies and sixth-form colleges. The programme was heavily oversubscribed with some 3500 applications being submitted.

LGH are delighted to announce that we have successfully secured approximately 5% of all the new-build projects approved under the EFA Condition Improvement Fund bid announcement. This further extends our already impressive track record in securing significant new-build projects under this funding initiative for a large number of our Academy Clients.


Hinchingbrooke School – New Sports Centre Building


The steel frame for the AMCF grant approved 4 Badminton Court, Sports Hall at Hinchingbrooke has progressed on site with completion of the new building due early in 2016.


LGH and Herts County Council to carry out HCC SEC 2 Review


LGH have been appointed by HCC to carry out capacity reviews on a large batch (approx. 20) of Herts Secondary schools, to assess capacity and expansion potential, due to increases in primary school pupil numbers experienced across the county.


Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2016/17


The EFA have now released detailed guidance for the forthcoming Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2016/17 bid round, and can be found on www.gov.uk/guidance/condition-improvement-fund.

We are currently assisting a number of our Academy Clients preparing bids to meet this year’s CIF submission criteria. We have helped secure bid funding of almost £50 million over the last 5 years and we hope to continue to secure much needed capital funding for new or replacement buildings. With the deadline of 16th December fast approaching please contact us should you feel our expertise would be of assistance in developing a case for this years submission.


Knights Templar School – CIF Success


LGH assist another of its Academy Clients, Knights Templar School, to secure a significant new build project under this first Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) bid round 2015/16. The new project will see the replacement of the existing Science department with new, compliant science teaching laboratories in a new, purpose built, science block. This represents the second successful grant awarded new build project by LGH at the school.


John Warner School – CIF Award


LGH, have assisted the school to secure three successful ACMF funded, new build projects and now a fourth new build project, a replacement Math’s class block, in this first round of the Academies Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).


Design & Engineering Centre Officially Opened


Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Education opens the new John Warner School Design & Engineering Centre. The new building accommodates the schools technology & electronics departments and supports the Robotics expertise the school have developed over the last few years.


Anglo European School New Teaching Block Opens.


This successful ACMF bid funded building completes on time and on budget and provides much needed replacement teaching accommodation.


New Start on site for Muffin Break Store


The new Chelmsford store started on site today with opening anticipated in the next few weeks.