Cura Design

25 years of professional award winning architectural and biophilic design. Current projects: community space, childrens theatre, garden room,extension to a listed house, residential developments of 6 homes and 7 flats,conversion of bank to flats. Alan King Award in 2009 for technical excellence and Abercrombie Awards in 2011 and 2017 for best community project.

Trades

  1. Architecture
  2. CAD/Drawings

About Cura Design

Nature Nurture Future

Cura Design provides architectural design services for residential, commercial, healthcare and cultural projects with our relationship to nature as the core design value, the driver and generator for creating a new type of built environment.

Many of the projects Cura Design work on are close collaborations with self builders and Clients that like to get involved in the design. We are currently working on projects in Worton - Wiltshire (AONB), Kilve - Somerset (next to Quontock AONB), Gerrards Cross -South Bucks and Newton Ferrers(waterfront) - Devon, a highly sustainable house in Dartmoor National Park with Passivehaus detailing, another highly sustainable house in Topsham and an extension on a grade 2 listed house in Devon.

Many of our projects include renewable energy systems for heating and power and utilities including air source/ground source/ and water source heat pumps, storage batteries, PV panels, integral pv membranes,thermal hot water panels, green roofs, and rainwater harvesting. We have also completed designs that include passivehaus detailing and fabric first technologies.

We provide: Residential Design / Commercial Design / Biophilic Design / Planning and Building Reg Applications / Barn Conversions / Listed Buildings / Outline Planning Applications / Change of Use Applications / Schedule of Conditions / Property development / Student Accommodation.

Biophilic design endeavours to: First protect and enhance nature and biodiversity wherever a project is being built (ie to increase the green plot ratio for a site) and second, to increase human well being through a better connection with nature and our surroundings.

Cura Design, (formerly Research + Design) received the Alan King Award in 2009 for technical excellence and Plymouths Abercrombie Award in 2011 for 'Best Minor Development and 2017 for Best Community Project.

Our working area includes the southwest of the UK up to and including London though we have also completed projects as far afield as Taiwan.
Rush Service available. Deferred Fee and Uplift Fee arrangements for planning and outline planning applications available.

Qualifications

Chartered Architectural Technologist
CIAT registered practice
Insured
Over 25 years professional design experience in Oslo, Paris, London, New York, and the southwest UK.
Certificate in Permaculture 2020
Member Design Review Panel for Plymouth City Council 2014 to present
Abercrombie Award 2017 - Best Community Project
Abercrombie Award 2011 - Best Minor Development
Alan King Award 2009 - Design and Technical Excellence

Insurance

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Limit of indemnity: £500,000.00
Valid until: 21st Feb 2022

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