The Hive

Health, wellbeing, business & family hospitality

Working closely with our client Highams Saaz we are developing detailed design proposals for a destination leisure and hospitality centre that will be 1 of 10 such centres around the UK.


The Project

ep projects are lead consultants and designers of this mass timber and CLT constructed Net Zero Carbon development. It will provide sector leading wellbeing facilities for families and businesses to relax, work and enjoy the on-site activities.


Desired Outcomes

Visualisation and delivery of a Net Zero Carbon destination facility to be located rurally or in urban fringe locations. Ability to apply the detailed design solution to various sites and achieve planning permission to deliver the project.


The Challenge?

Developing a welcoming, sustainable, and economically resilient solution which provides unique facilities for an ever more demanding business and family audience. Embrace the latest MMC and mass timber construction techniques.


How did we Help?

Working closely with the investment and client team, ep projects prepared detailed layouts to ensure the concept fully embraced the specific and complex operational requirements. Our integrative design and BIM process has enabled 3D visualisation and review of the scheme throughout all design stages.


What are the Benefits?

A fully integrated and thoroughly thought through design solution that can be fully costed and engineered to suit each specific site, but with the advantage of modular, CLT and multiple applications. Delivery of a de-risked solution.


Project Visualisation

Architectural drawings

Our Team


Gary has 35 years’ experience leading Architecture and multi-disciplined Green Infrastructure Design teams from his base in Hampshire. His focus is to minimise impact and energy use in the construction and whole life operation of all projects whether new build or refurbishment. Gary is Chair of the AECB and sits on the Board of Future South and the Steering Group of Green Halo. He regularly speaks at and chairs events and brings his commercial contacts and experience.

James’ passion is in designing and delivering sustainable, low-energy projects that benefit their end users and society at large. With over 19 years in the industry, he has extensive experience in many sectors, including residential, educational, cultural and mixed use projects and is able to approach projects with both a creative and technical mindset. James’ approach is underpinned with a knowledge of building physics, having earned a master’s degree in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building in 2009. 

Rupert has been working in architecture practices since the completion of a master’s degree in Sustainable Building Design with Distinction in Southampton. He has developed a holistic approach to reducing the carbon footprint of buildings by focussing on the social, economic, and environmental aspects of architecture and design. He has also studied and practised globally renowned environmental assessment methods such as BREEAM, LEED and Passivhaus. Rupert has a true passion for sustainable architecture and is looking forward to driving exemplar, environmentally focussed schemes and low impact, high-performance buildings.


With extensive experience in the industry of collaborative 3D design, Tristan leads the co-ordination of building information modelling across all in-house architectural projects, managing this new approach to project delivery in the form of interactive shared data between all involved parties. With an honours degree in Architectural Technology, Tristan also helps manage the technical delivery alongside the rest of the team, detailing building junctions and researching different construction methodologies to ensure the most efficient, resilient and sustainable final result.

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