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December 2017

AJ Architecture Awards 2017

Rounding off what has been a very successful year for Warwick Hall Community Centre, the project collected two further awards at the inaugural AJ Architecture Awards 2017 held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 7th December 2017. Acanthus Clews Architects were selected as winner of the Heritage Project of the Year category followed by an unexpected surprise at the end of the night, being announced as the overall ‘Design of the Year’ winner! Edgar Taylor are extremely proud to have been the main contractor for the project and extend our warmest congratulations to the team at Acanthus Clews Architects.

December 2017

St Mary Magdalene Church, Woodstock

Following the completion of internal re-ordering by Edgar Taylor over the summer, St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Woodstock was officially re-opened to the congregation on 11th December 2017. Despite facing the challenges of limited access and a very tight programme, the project was successfully completed on time and on budget.

October 2017

Miss Day’s Almshouses, Amersham – Official Opening

On 4th October 2017, Amersham United Charities officially opened the newly renovated Miss Day’s Almshouses in Amersham. The project to fully renovate and enlarge the existing nine properties to provide seven modernised and spacious dwellings was completed in three phases to minimise disruption to the existing residents. All work was carried out using a single site access way just over a meter wide!

October 2017

Bartlett’s Residential Care Home, Aylesbury – Project Completion

Work has now been completed on Phase 2 of the extension to Bartlett’s Residential Care Home in Aylesbury, adding a further thirteen bedrooms to the original fourteen rooms previously completed by Edgar Taylor. Bartlett’s is situated in 18 acres of private tranquil parkland with superb views across the Chiltern Hills. The extension, now officially named ‘The Hambledon Wing’, includes luxury Five Star rooms, a library, home cinema and landscaped gardens.

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October 2017

New Project - Summer Fields School, Oxford

Edgar Taylor will shortly be commencing work on site at another exciting new project. The 150-year-old Summer Fields School in Oxford is expanding, building a ‘pre-prep’ school on their existing Summertown site to accommodate boys from four to seven years of age. The project, designed by Oxford Architects, involves extensive alterations and renovations to the existing Newton Lodge building plus a contemporary copper-clad two storey extension building. It will house learning and library spaces as well as indoor and outdoor play spaces. Completion is planned for summer 2018.

September 2017

Haddenham St Mary’s CE School – Project Completion

Successfully completed just in time for the start of the new school year, this new 4 classroom extension to the existing Haddenham St Mary’s Church of England Primary School was finished to a high specification in a very tight timescale. A very big thank you to all involved who helped ensure that the children could move into their bright and colourful new classrooms as planned.

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July 2017

Winner – Civic Voice Design Awards 2017

The list of accolades for Warwick Hall Community Centre continues to grow, having just been announced the winner of the New Buildings Category at the Civic Voice Design Awards 2017. The judges commented ‘Warwick Hall is a wonderful example of what contemporary architecture can achieve within a highly sensitive historic locations. Bold, but sympathetic to its surroundings, the final design seamlessly integrates old and new and the community building has a beautiful composition and sense of space’.

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July 2017

RIBA National Award for Warwick Hall Community Centre, Burford

Following on from the success at the RIBA regional awards, the project has now picked up a Royal Institute of British Architects National Award. This is indeed an incredible achievement for all involved.

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June 2017

Chilterns Buildings Design Awards 2017

The John Turner Building at Shiplake College, designed by Architect Mark Webber of Nichols Brown Webber LLP and constructed by Edgar Taylor has just been commended at the Chilterns Buildings Design Awards 2017. Congratulations to the entire team!

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May 2017

Warwick Hall Community Centre Wins RIBA Award

Following on from the recent success at the 2017 RICS awards, Warwick Hall Community Centre has now won further accolades at the 2017 RIBA awards. The project received the RIBA South Award 2017 and RIBA South Conservation Award 2017.

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May 2017

2017 RICS Awards – Warwick Hall Highly Commended

The RICS Awards 2017 (South East) were held in Southampton on 17th May and we are pleased to announce that Warwick Hall Community Centre in Burford, designed by Acanthus Clews Architects, was Highly Commended in the Building Conservation category. Our congratulations to all the other winners and our thanks to all those who helped make the project a success.

Representing Edgar Taylor at the awards were Director, Bryan Doyle and Warwick Hall Project Manager, Nick Vaughan.

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March 2017

Warwick Hall Community Centre shortlisted for Second Award

Already shortlisted in February for an RICS award, we are pleased to announce that Warwick Hall Community Centre in Burford, completed by Edgar Taylor in 2016, has now been shortlisted for a second award, this time from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The RIBA (South) Awards 2017 are to be held on 25th May 2017 at Ascot Racecourse.

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February 2017

Warwick Hall Community Centre shortlisted for RICS Award

We are delighted to announce that Warwick Hall Community Centre in Burford, completed by Edgar Taylor in 2016, has been shortlisted in the Building Conservation category of the RICS Awards 2017 (South East).

The awards are to be held on 17th May 2017 in Southampton.

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December 2016

Edgar Taylor project receives award for Outstanding Design

We are pleased to report that the new Westbury Village Hall, designed by Hayward Smart Architects and recently completed by Edgar Taylor, has just been announced as the Winner of the Plaque for Outstanding Design at the 2016 Aylesbury Vale District Council Design Awards.

Edgar Taylor Project Manager, Barry Doyle (Pictured far left), joined the project team at the ceremony to receive the award.

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November 2016

Edgar Taylor project receives award from Oxford Preservation Trust

Edgar Taylor are delighted to announce that one of our projects has just received an award from the Oxford Preservation Trust at their awards ceremony on 1st November 2016.

The Perrodo Project (Phase 1) was recently completed at St Peter’s College, Oxford, and Edgar Taylor are due to commence work on site for phase 2 of the project in the very near future.

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October 31st 2016

Perrodo Project Phase 2 - Work Commences at St Peter’s College, Oxford

Work has now commenced on phase 2 of the Perrodo Project at St Peter’s College, Oxford. Once completed, the project will provide the College with new flexible teaching spaces and also upgrade and expand the existing conference facilities. The Architects for the project are Design Engine Architects Ltd of Winchester and the project is being managed by Waterman Project Management.

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October 2016

Edgar Taylor achieves accreditation for Occupational H&S and Environmental Management Systems

We are pleased to announce that Edgar Taylor have achieved formal accreditation of our Occupational Health & Safety Management System (BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001 : 2004).

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August 2016

Edgar Taylor commences work at Miss Days Almshouses, Amersham

Edgar Taylor Managing Director, James Taylor, joined the project team at Miss Days Almshouses in Amersham to celebrate the official commencement of the project. The signed contract and keys were presented by Ian Arthurton, Chairman of the Trustees of Amersham United Charities.

The project involves the modernisation and extension of nine existing Grade 2 listed dwellings, to be completed in three phases.

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May 2016

Edgar Taylor appointed for new library at Pipers Corner School

Edgar Taylor has been appointed by Pipers Corner School to convert an existing building into a new library. The complete refurbishment will take place during the eight week summer holiday.

May 2016

Edgar Taylor completes Westbury Village Hall

The Edgar Taylor project team joined members of the local community in Westbury to help them celebrate the official opening of their new Village Hall.

Jan 20th

Edgar Taylor Moving to Larger Premises

We are pleased to announce that as of the 22nd February 2016 our offices will be relocated to:
8 & 9 Apollo Court
Radclive Road
MK18 4DF

All contact telephone numbers will remain the same following the move. The move comes as a result of our continued growth in recent years and will support the strategic development of the company moving forward.


Jan 14th

Bletchingdon School and Village Hall

Edgar Taylor have successfully completed and handed over a new primary school and village hall at Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire. The high specification £3.7m scheme was built on behalf of The Duchy of Cornwall.

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Dec 10th 2015

Accreditation News

Following our successful certification to ISO 9001 standard in 2013 the Edgar Taylor management team have committed to bolting on certification to both ISO 18001 and OHS 14001 standards to further enhance our Business Management Systems. First stage audits have been completed and we are programmed to achieve full certification of these additional standards in the Summer of 2016.

Dec 10th 2015

Puratos Innovation Centre, Fringford, Buckingham

Edgar Taylor have been appointed by Puratos Ltd. to extend their innovation centre. The new building which is connected back to the existing via glazed links will provide new laboratories, offices, meeting rooms a servery / breakout area, and a courtyard space.