BUILD - Architecture Awards 2017

39 2017 Architecture Awards Build ith over 20 years of professional practice both in the UK and France Parkes Architecture is able to offer a full bi- lingual architectural design service for both renovation and new build projects in the Dordogne and neighbouring departments of South West France. The practice has an international clientele, with clients from all corners of Europe, the Middle East, Canada and the United States. Stuart outlines the services the firm provides to these clients and how it works to create the outcome they desire. “Renovation of historic and character properties is our speciality at Parkes Architecture. We are always keen to expand our knowledge and we endeavour to focus our skills on achieving the best design solution for each client and each project. “Through our work, we often work on historic and listed buildings, the latest example being the renovation of the Buildings containing a former restaurant and hotel in St Yrieix le Perche to form a new restaurant and 5 apartments. The project was a challenging mix of medieval through to early twentieth century constructions amazingly a 14th century wine cellar was discovered under the bar floor. Now open the restaurant offers 80 covers and is an unqualified success the building has been beautifully renovated by an excellent team of Artisans.” With regards to the future, Stuart believes that Parkes Architecture has many great opportunities for further growth and expansion. “Looking ahead, we remain very optimistic for the future for France and for Europe. The challenge we all face are climate change and the practice meets or exceeds French Building Regulations, in terms of the thermal values, carbon neutrality and green energy production on all projects. We use the latest BIM Software in the studio and work with a team of specialist engineers to obtain the best solution for each project. “Currently we are working on a large renovation project in the east of the Dordogne, a mixed-use development containing apartments; business spaces housed within a former church, swimming pools, open landscape and eco homes. In addition, we are at Planning Application stage for our move to larger premises in 2018, which will allow us to grow as a company and support a wider range of clients.” Best Anglo/French Renovation Firm - France Parkes Architecture is a Franco - British company dedicated to the creation of architectural design solutions which are both innovative and exciting. We caught up with Stuart Parkes to learn more. W Contact: Stuart Parkes Contact Email: [email protected] Website: Address: Fonseigner, 24310, Bourdeilles, France Phone: 0033 05 53 09 33 45 AR170059 design : parkes architecture SARL